April 2017

Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 117


Contest No. 117 starts right now.

Briefly, here are the details: I'll supply a drawing of one of my old cartoons that has never been published, leaving off my caption. You are invited to supply your funniest captions. Simply (1) click on "Add New Comment". Then (2) scroll down past any other submitted captions and type in your name and your caption in the spaces provided. Then (3) click "Save".

Your caption (or captions) will be posted after I review your submission. Also, no captions at all will be posted for the first few days of each contest.  This is to give everybody a chance to submit their spontaneous, gut-instinct caption without fear of discovering that it was ripped off by somebody else's similar spontaneous caption. This is an equal opportunity contest!

There is no limit on the number of captions you can enter for each drawing. Entries will be accepted and posted for one week, after which a winner will be announced and the winning caption will be printed. Below that I will also print my original caption.

The cut-off time and date for you to send in your captions is midnight Tuesday, May 2, 2017.

I will be the sole judge. The winning caption will be the one I judge to be the funniest one submitted (not necessarily the one that matches or comes closest to my original caption). Additional rules and regulations, for those of you who need such things, can be found here.

Below is the drawing that needs your funny captions.






Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 116


                                 "Looks like you been there already."

                                                    (by vinny)

 

My original caption: "Will it be on regular TV, Cable or Pay-Per-View?"

 

Congratulations, vinny, on your first victory! You are now an official member of that elite group of "one of the funniest people around".  I would have changed the "you" in your caption to "you've", but that's just being petty -- your wording sounds more like the way a kid would actually talk. Good work!

That being said, I confess that I think that my original caption is probably as good as, or better, than most of those submitted. It's dated, of course, because it was drawn about 30 years ago. But it could easily be brought into the 21st century by simply switching the names to the current popular TV streaming services, such as Netflix, Hulu or Amazon. Yes, I really think that would make for a perfectly professional and marketable gag cartoon.

Here are the other captions that I was seriously considering:

"'Near' as in 'after the next Star Wars movie' or 'near' as in 'don't study for tomorrow's test'?" (by John Platt)

"And you think those sandals are going to help?" (by Sagie Tvizer)

"Where is the beginning?" (by Susan Canaan)

"Do I have time to grab a pizza first?" (by Tim Collins)

"You may be near the end -- I'm only at the beginning." (by Anne Noonan)

"Not fair! At least wait until after I start driving!" (by Andrew Bramley)

"Old timer . . . you'll reach a lot more people if you tweet it." (by Cary Antebi)

"Whatever!" (also by Vinny)

 

Thanks, and watch for the next contest, coming up in just two short weeks.

 

 






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 116


Contest No. 116 starts right now.

Briefly, here are the details: I'll supply a drawing of one of my old cartoons that has never been published, leaving off my caption. You are invited to supply your funniest captions. Simply (1) click on "Add New Comment". Then (2) scroll down past any other submitted captions and type in your name and your caption in the spaces provided. Then (3) click "Save".

Your caption (or captions) will be posted after I review your submission.

There is no limit on the number of captions you can enter for each drawing. Entries will be accepted and posted for one week, after which a winner will be announced and the winning caption will be printed. Below that I will also print my original caption.

The cut-off time and date for you to send in your captions is midnight Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

I will be the sole judge. The winning caption will be the one I judge to be the funniest one submitted (not necessarily the one that matches or comes closest to my original caption). Additional rules and regulations, for those of you who need such things, can be found here.

Below is the drawing that needs your funny captions.