Cartoon Caption Contests

Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 51


           "The gentlemen are here to fit you for your concrete shoes."

                                           (by Kelasher)

 

My original caption: "Sir, are you in to a couple of hired guns?"

Congratulations again, Kelasher! This is the eighth time you've won the Cartoon Caption Contest, so you are truly entitled to be called one of the funniest people around!

And this was one of those times when it was really agonizing to be a judge. That's because I honestly felt that my original caption, conceived so many, many years ago, was funnier than any of the captions submitted. That's only my humble opinion, of course, and I will defend to the death your right to disagree with me.

Here are two captions that were in the running for top prize:

"I'm sorry, but Mr. Abernathy can't see you now. He just climbed out his window and entered the witness protection program." (by Levi)

"Hello, security . . . you're fired." (by Cary Antebi)

And . . . I'm still trying to figure out Dale Stout's entries involving "5 o'clock shadows" and "the Wetness Protection Program". They both sound like the germs of funny gags, but I feel that neither of them was thought out enough to make them work.

A new contest will be coming up pretty soon, so get ready to sharpen your gag-writing skills and think funny!

 






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 51


Contest No. 51 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".

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, June 11, 2013.

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.

This is the drawing that needs your caption:






Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 50


                   "It's a great place to store buoys and pool floats!"

                                               (by Melissa)

 

My original caption: "Just as we said in our ad -- it's a lovely home, overlooking the water."

Nice work, Melissa. This is your fourth win, so you can shout it from the rooftops: you're definitely one of the funniest people around! Congratulations.

Other entries I was considering for top honors:

"You did request a lake-front property. How much closer could you get?" (by Jonathan Stein)

"Maybe you would prefer to come back and inspect the house at low tide?" (by Cary Antebi)

And of course I greatly appreciated Dale Stout's caption: "I told you the owners were underwater." Very timely and appropriate!

Contest No. 51 will be coming up before you know it.

 






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 50


Contest No. 50 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".

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, May 21, 2013.

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.

This is the drawing that needs your caption:

 






Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 49


                       "Have you ever considered being a 'yes' man?"

                                             (by Cary Antebi)

 

My original caption: "You say you left your last job because of an information explosion . . . "

 

Congratulations, Cary Antebi, you did it again! This is your 12th win, more than anybody else. You truly deserve the title of "one of the funniest people around".

I was also considering these two other Cary Antebi captions for top honors:

"Perhaps multitasking isn't your forte."

"I'm taking you off paper shredding duty."

These other captions were also under final consideration:

"We hope your second day at work will go more smoothly than your first ..." (by Levi)

"Sorry, we just hired a Safety Manager." (by Dale Stout)

Also, I have to admit that I still like my original caption, after all these years.

On another note, it looks like that pesky technical problem I've been having (where the comments/captions you submitted were being targeted as spam) has finally been solved. Whew! That took a long time!

Good work on the captions, folks -- new contest will be up shortly.

 






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 49


Contest No. 49 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".

Note: After you save your caption, please check at the top of the page to make sure it has been accepted and is awaiting my approval for posting. If, instead of that, you get an "error" message stating that your caption, or comment, has triggered a spam alert and will not go through, then please email me at elilast@verizon.net to let me know about the problem. I think I have solved the "spam alert" problem, but this will be the first real test of it.

There is no limit on the number of captions you can submit 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 submit your captions for this contest is midnight Tuesday, April 9, 2013.

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.

This is the drawing that needs your caption:

 






Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 48


"Aha! So what did you do with the digital voice recorder I purchased for you?!"

                                        (by Dom Mancino)

My original caption: "'Your wife is here, sir, and she's demanding equal time."

Congratulations again, Dom Mancino -- this makes two wins in a row, and your fifth win overall. You are truly one of the funniest people around.

I guess that error message ("Your submission has triggered the spam filter and will not be accepted.") prevented many captions from getting through. Sorry about that. -- we're still working very hard to solve the problem. Many thanks to all of you who tried, either successfully or unsuccessfully.

I guess I won't post a new Contest until the glitch is resolved.






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 48


Contest No. 48 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". Note: After you save your caption, please check at the top of the page to make sure it has been accepted and is awaiting my approval for posting. Some people are getting an "error" message on the top of the page, which states that the caption, or comment, has triggered a spam alert and will not go through. If you get such a message, please try again and/or email me at elilast@verizon.net  to let me know about the problem.  This glitch is being worked on, but it has not yet been resolved.

There is no limit on the number of captions you can submit 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 submit your captions for this contest is midnight Tuesday, March 5, 2013.

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.

This is the drawing that needs your caption:






Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 47


 

                      " . . . . and this is our desktop model!"

                                         (by Dom Mancino)

My original caption: "And this, of course, is our desk-top model."

Okay, okay, caption-writers, I know that you're going to be annoyed that I picked an almost exact copy of my decades-old original caption for a winner. But, deep in your heart, you've got to admit that it's the perfect caption for the drawing, and that it's funnier than any of the other captions submitted. When I was selecting the cartoon drawing for this contest, I looked at this one and thought to myself, "Nah, everyone will get the gag immediately -- she's so obviously a desk-top model -- the first caption submitted will probably be something to that effect, and the contest will be a total flop." But I went with it anyway and, to my complete surprise, it wasn't until five days into the contest that someone finally came up with the desk-top model caption!

So congrats, Dom Mancino! This is your fourth win (the first one by yourself) and you really are one of the funniest people around!

Many of the other captions were excellent, and I was seriously considering these for top honors:

"And here's our top of the line, Senator . . . " (by C Stein)

"This is our deluxe executive desktop gift." (by Cary Antebi)

"So, Mr. Tech Wizard, let's see you build an app better than that." (by Gary)

"We got this marketing idea from the automotive industry." (by Cary Antebi)

Now let's see, will the drawing for the next contest have a similar sexist theme? Could be -- look for Contest No. 48 in just a few short weeks.






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No.47


Contest No. 47 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. If you are prompted to enter a CAPTCHA code, please do so. Then (3) click "Save". There is no limit on the number of captions you can submit 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 submit your captions for this contest is midnight Tuesday, February 12, 2013.

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.

This is the drawing that needs your caption:






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