Cartoon Caption Contests

Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 91


Contest No. 91 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 for this contest is midnight Tuesday, October 27, 2015.

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 caption.






Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 90


             "You're supposed to be waiting on us, not the other way around."

                                           (by Brendan Powers)

 

My original caption: "Waiter, are we on your 'To-Do' list?"

 

Congrats, Brendan Powers, you did it again (your second win)!  This solidifies your bragging rights -- you are officially and definitely one of the funniest people around.

Here are the other captions I was considering for top honors:

"We specifically asked for a waiter sans the Hitler mustache." (by kelasher)

"For your information, I have been ignored in MUCH snottier establishments!" (by Angela DeLuca)

"We are having an unhappy happy hour." (by Sharon)

"When can we expect the chef to return from his Costco run?" (by Mildred)

"I'd like a check please. At this point I'll eat anything!" (by Cary Antebi)

"I hate being ignored on an empty stomach." (also by Cary Antebi)

 

Good work, everybody. Now let's all go out to eat and vent this hostility on some poor, unsuspecting waiter!

Contest No. 91 will be coming up before you know it. Stay sharp!.






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 90


Contest No. 90 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 for this contest is midnight Tuesday, October 6, 2015.

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 caption.

 






Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 89


    "You've got a bad attitude, Johnson! One more missed sale and you're fired!"

                                                 (by John Platt)

 

My original caption: "Whitmore, you are incompetent and untrustworthy -- you're fired!"

 

Congratulations once again, John Platt. For the eleventh time, you've come up with the winning caption! You are undoubtedly one of the funniest people around (and your caption is incredibly close to my original one, from over 60 years ago).

There were very few captions to choose from this time -- I guess my drawing stumped most of you. Anyway, these were the other entries that I was contemplating for top honors:

"I'M not doing it!" (by Kelasher)

"I can't run this section myself -- I need help." (By Howard Garrett)

"How can't I help you?" (by Brendan Powers)

One more note: Levi's caption, "What a misunderstanding!" was not a serious entry. You know, I hope, that my cartoon caption contest is very loosely based on The New Yorker's famous cartoon caption contest, which has been appearing on the last page of every issue for many, many years. Well, last week Levi let me know about a blogsite that puts forward the proposition that the caption "What a misunderstanding!" is the funniest and most appropriate caption for each and every one of The New Yorker contests. It's an intriguing idea: ONE CAPTION FITS ALL! Check out the blogsite here: 

http://www.what-a-misunderstanding.com/

You'll soon realize, like I did, that "What a misunderstanding!" actually makes you laugh quite a bit when it's applied to many of The New Yorker drawings.

Just thought you'd like to know.

MY new contest will be up shortly -- I hope it generates more entries than this last contest did.






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 89


Contest No. 89 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 for this contest is midnight Tuesday, September 15, 2015.

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 caption. This is another drawing that's really old. I estimate it was done about 60 years ago, just like my drawing for the previous contest. Once again, let's see what funny captions you can dream up for it. 






Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 88


    "Perhaps we SHOULD keep the safe locked when the cleaning crew is here."

                                            (by Bruce Morgenstern)

 

My original caption: "Then . . . then my loan is approved?"

 

Congratulations, Bruce Morgenstern, on your very first win! You have now joined that elite group -- you are officially one of the funniest people around.

 

As for my original caption, which is over sixty years old, I still kind of like it. Too bad I never re-drew it in all those years -- I'm sure it would have sold somewhere.

Here are the other captions I was considering for First Prize:

"That's not the kind of raise I had in mind." (by Andrew Bramley)

"One man's trash is another man's cash!" (by Melissa)

"I assume the ATM machine is down again." (by Cary Antebi)

"I am attracting money into my life . . . I am attracting money into my life . . . I am attracting money into my life . . . hey, this Law of Attraction stuff works!" (by Sharon)

"Sorry -- I know you're trying to impress me. But it's Monopoly money." (by Howard Garrett)

Thanks for your captions. The next contest will be up in a couple of weeks or so.

 

 






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 88


Contest No. 88 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 for this contest is midnight Tuesday, August 25, 2015.

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 caption. This one is REALLY old -- it's rubber-stamped on the back with an address, in Brooklyn, where I lived more than 60 years ago! Let's see what you can do with it.






Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 87


ITS A TIE!!

                                 "You got ANYTHING digital here?"

                                              (by Cary Antebi)

                                            "Where do I login?"

                                           (by Brendan Powers)

 

My original caption: "I don't suppose you would have a computer with a 700 MHZ processor, 128 MB of memory, 12 GB of disk space and a DVD-ROM drive?"

 

It's been a while since I had to declare a tie for the winning caption, but here it is again. Cary Antebi has won again (for the twenty-second time) and Brendan Powers has his very first win. Congrats -- both of you now get bragging rights as two of the funniest people around!

My original caption really dates my cartoon -- about twenty years old, I would say. I'm sure I just lifted all the "MHZ", "MB" and "GB" info from the latest computer catalog that I could find at that time. I'm glad I never had to explain what all that stuff meant.

Here are the other captions that I was considering for top honors:

"I'm interested in buying the garage but why is there so much junk everywhere?" (by Anonymous)

"I'll take the garage." (by Jonathan Stein)

"Madam, I was robbed 3 weeks ago and those are the items that were stolen." (by Howard Garrett)

"I don't think this is how Microsoft started out of a garage." (also by Cary Antebi)

"When is this through, Mother? I'd like my room back." (also by Brendan Powers)

"Mum, if I was you, I'd put the letter B in the middle of Garage." (by Ken Wilkinson)

"Let's see, Mom -- Garage Sale today, Canasta game yesterday, any other big summer excitement planned for us?" (by Gary)

 

Good work! The new contest will be up sometime in August -- be on the lookout for it.






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 87


Contest No. 87 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 for this contest is midnight Tuesday, July 28, 2015.

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 caption.






Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 86


                                      "He loves it. We'll take it."

                                             (by Cary Antebi)

 

My original caption: "Is it a strong fabric? He does a lot of groveling."

 

Yes, Cary Antebi's last-minute entry has won it all (it was literally last-minute -- submitted at 11:59 Tuesday night). So congrats once again, Cary -- this is your record-breaking twenty-first win, solidifying your entitlement to be called one of the funniest people around.

I'll admit that my original caption was rather pathetic. I realize now that instead of drawing up the cartoon and hoping to sell it, I should have just offered it as a gag to Bunny Hoest and John Reiner for "The Lockhorns". The gag is so typical of what they do, I'm sure they would have snapped it up.

Here are the runner-up captions that I was considering:

"It'll cost extra for a toupee." (by Rebecca)

"Don't be upset -- self-reflection has never been his strong suit." (by Bruce Morgenstern)

"I think it would look better on you. Would you mind trying it on?" (by Andrew Bramley)

"Could you dim the lights, the reflection off my husband's head is giving me double vision." (by ken wilkinson)

"You look just like your dad." (by Kelasher)

"You're a good salesman. We came to this store to buy him a handkerchief." (by Howard Garrett)

"No! No! I was hoping for more of a Brad Pitt Look." (by Jo Pette)

"Every time he buys a suit he does this routine with his twin brother." (by Tim Collins)

 

A new contest will be up in a couple of weeks. Get ready for it!






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