August 2017

Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 122

Contest No. 122 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, but I will only post and consider the first 15 captions from any contestant. 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, August 22, 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. 121


                       "My magic 8 ball makes sentencing a lot easier!"

                                              (by Sagie Tvizer)


My original caption: "Don't get me wrong, 'Superior' is nice. It's just that I think 'Supreme' would be even nicer."


Congratulations, Sagie Tvizer, on your very first win! You are now officially one of the funniest people around . . . but you probably already knew that from your magic 8 ball.

Here are the other captions that I was seriously considering:

"Look aloof, it's all in your attitude!" (by Tim Collins)

"Now put your right foot in. Your right foot out. Right foot in. Then you shake it all about." (by Sharon)

"I can see the newspaper headlines now -- Houdini and Son escape again." (by ken wilkinson)

"And they said no one would believe the judge costumes!" (by Chase Hickman)

"Those bald English judges have it good. They get to cover their heads with a white wig." (by Cary Antebi)

"I'll miss that case -- I've been dragging it out since I was twenty-six." (by Wonkypops)

Good work, captioneers! Look for Contest No. 122 in just a couple of weeks.