Cartoon Caption Contests

Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 12


Had enough of desert isle cartoons? Me, too. Here's the winning caption:

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"Personally, I find the situations in those one panel cartoons absurd."

My original caption: "Do me a big favor? Quit saying 'How about that'!"

Congratulations, Cary Antebi -- this is your second win, so once again you are one of the funniest people around.

Other captions that I was seriously considering:

"I ask for the 374th day in a row . . . can you spare a section?" (by Levi). I was a little disconcerted by the awkwardness of the wording. Maybe all it needs is to change "I ask" to "I'm asking"??

"Ready to get to today's challenge?" (by Sharon). Nice try at injecting a little bit of "Survivor" into the desert isle situation.

"You can't be bothered to help me flag down a ship, but you get someone to deliver the paper every day." (by Ally).

"It's not deja vu. You've been reading the same paper for ten years." (by Cary Antebi, again).

Nice work, everybody. New contest coming up shortly.






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 12


Cartoon Caption Contest No. 12 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 'Comments' underneath the current drawing. Then (2) scroll down past all the other comments and type in your name and your caption in the spaces provided. Then (3) enter the anti-spam security word that assures me that you're a human being and not a machine, and (4) click 'Submit'. There is no limit on the number of captions you can submit for each drawing.

Because I will be away from computers for a short time, entries will be accepted for two weeks for this contest, after which a winner will be announced and the winning caption will be printed. Below that I will also print my original caption. Also, since I'll be away, there may be a delay in some of your captions appearing right away. But rest assured they will all be posted. The cut-off time and date for you to submit your captions is midnight, Tuesday October 12th.

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.

And now, here's the new drawing. I promised you an easy one, and what could be easier than a desert isle? Don't hold back -- get all of your desert isle captions out of your system! Good luck! captioncontest12.jpg






Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 11


Here's the winner: captioncontest11.jpg "I thought these prices were terribly high, but then I realized they were the calorie counts." (by Frank)

My original caption:"Do you have any light-colored food?"

Congratulations, Frank, you're now officially one of the funniest people around!

Obviously, in my own caption, I was concentrating on the darkness of the restaurant. Most of you, including Frank, didn't see that aspect of the drawing, and just considered it a normal "restaurant" situation. Mea culpa -- I should have made the drawing much, much darker, so that there was no doubt as to the intended slant. My only excuse is that I did the drawing several decades ago.

At least John Platt and Paul, in their captions, caught on to the darkness factor.

Everyone else, please don't despair -- new contest coming up soon.






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 11


Cartoon Caption Contest No. 11 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 'Comments' underneath the current drawing. Then (2) scroll down past all the other comments and type in your name and your caption in the spaces provided. Then (3) enter the anti-spam security word that assures me that you're a human being and not a machine, and (4) click 'Submit'. There is no limit on the number of captions you can submit for each drawing.

Entries will be accepted and posted for one week for each contest, 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 submit your captions is midnight, Tuesday September 7th.

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.

And now, here's the new drawing. There are many good caption possibilities -- I hope you are all inspired. Good luck! captioncontest11.jpg






Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 10


Tough one to judge. Where is Mel Brooks when you need him? (Come to think of it, a few of the captions submitted reminded me of Mel Brooks' 2,000-year-old-man routines.) I think I'll just throw up my hands and declare a four-way tie.

Yep, four ways. Here are the winners: captioncontest10.jpg "Can't we just be God's friend on Facebook and call it a day?" (John Platt)

"I'm not complaining but I think we were happier in Egypt." (Leftie)

"But it's not like they're set in stone." (Kelasher)

"If it's only Ten Commandments how come the manual is so thick?" (Cary Antebi)

 

My original caption: "Big deal! So his God knows how to engrave with laser beams on stone!"

Congratulations, John Platt (second win!), Leftie, Kelasher (fourth win!) and Cary Antebi -- you're officially some of the funniest people around!

If anybody's curious which captions almost made the cut, here are the "Honorable Mentions":

"You know, a Kindle would weigh a lot less." (John Platt)

"Those are all 'thou shalt nots' . . . when do we get the 'thou shalt's'?" (Dom Mancino)

"Enough with the Thou Shalt Nots. Just tell me we're not having matzoh for lunch again!" (Levi)

"Get rid of the golden calf? Are you crazy? Did you see what it is going for on e-bay?" (Paul)

"We'll pass on this beta version until you work out all the kinks." (Cary Antebi)

Great work everyone. It looks like Moses (and Mel Brooks) really inspired you all.

New contest coming up shortly, and I promise it won't be as easy as this one was.






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 10


Cartoon Caption Contest No. 10 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 'Comments' underneath the current drawing. Then (2) scroll down past all the other comments and type in your name and your caption in the spaces provided. Then (3) enter the anti-spam security word that assures me that you're a human being and not a machine, and (4) click 'Submit'. There is no limit on the number of captions you can submit for each drawing.

Entries will be accepted and posted for one week for each contest, 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 submit your captions is midnight, Tuesday August 17th.

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.

Here's the new drawing. I promised you an easy one, and what could be easier than Moses and the ten commandments? If I remember correctly, one of the original commandments was "Thou Shalt Come Up With Extremely Funny Captions". So get going, and good luck! captioncontest10.jpg






Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 9


Here's the winning caption:

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"You see, the advertisement was not a mistake. This sedan does seat seven!"

My original caption:

"Good evening, sir -- please notice that there's plenty of room in here for a complete set of luggage . . . and how about this wear-resistant carpeting . . . ?"

So congratulations, Gary Z -- you're now officially one of the funniest people around!

Other captions I was considering for top honors: "Leave the light on when you shut the door!" (from Catherine Scheader), "So, what will it take to get YOU into this car today?" (from Kelasher) and "Who needs OnStar? For an extra $50 a month, you'll get me in the trunk with a map giving you directions." (from Levi).

By the way, why all this animosity toward mothers-in law? I thought that pretty much ended when Henny Youngman passed away.

I've already picked out the drawing for the next contest, and I promise it'll be much easier than this one.






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 9


Cartoon Caption Contest No. 9 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 'Comments' underneath the current drawing. Then (2) scroll down past all the other comments and type in your name and your caption in the spaces provided. Then (3) enter the anti-spam security word that assures me that you're a human being and not a machine, and (4) click 'Submit'. There is no limit on the number of captions you can submit for each drawing.

Entries will be accepted and posted for one week for each contest, 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 submit your captions is midnight, Tuesday July 20th. 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.

Here's the new drawing. Good luck!

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Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 8


First of all, I now realize that I've painted myself into a corner with this contest. Every time I pick a winner, I make new enemies or, at the very least, lose a lot of good will. That's because all of you who participate are so positive that your caption is so much better than the winning caption, and let me know as much! I don't quite know how to solve this problem.

That being said, here's the winning caption:

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"These web startup company names are really getting ridiculous."

My original caption:

"I guess you could say he's sort of a crackpot's crackpot."

So congratulations, Caryn -- you are now officially one of the funniest people around.

I really liked the topical originality of Caryn's caption. Other entries that came close: Kelasher's "polly wolly doodle all the day", Frank's "a song you can understand" and Ed Smith's "Horace Heidt" and "the Andrews Sisters" (make up your mind, Ed -- who recorded it?).

To the rest of you -- please keep trying! New contest coming up shortly.






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 8


Cartoon Caption Contest No. 8 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 'Comments' underneath the current drawing. Then (2) scroll down past all the other comments and type in your name and your caption in the spaces provided. Then (3) enter the anti-spam security word that assures me that you're a human being and not a machine, and (4) click 'Submit'. There is no limit on the number of captions you can submit for each drawing.

Entries will be accepted and posted for one week for each contest, 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 submit your captions is midnight, Tuesday June 29th. 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. New contests will appear at very irregular intervals in the future.

Here's the new drawing. Kids -- if you don't know what this is all about, ask your parents . . . or your grandparents. Everybody -- give it your best shot, and good luck!

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