Cartoon Caption Contests

Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 81


                               "Pizza every Thursday sounds great!

                      Start docking everyone's paycheck to pay for it."

                                                  (by Kalasher)

 

My original caption: "Here's a great suggestion: Reduce employee salaries by twenty percent and lay off half the work force. Oh, it's from me."

 

Congrats, Kelasher, you did it again! This is your ninth win -- proof positive that you are still one of the funniest people around.

Here are the other captions that were given serious consideration for top honors:

"It's the next clue to the Hidden Immunity Idol." (by Sharon -- for anyone who's been living on Mars for the last 20 years, the caption is a reference to the "Survivor" TV show)

"Could I suggest we offer a handwriting course?" (by Brendan Powers)

"There should be more transparency in the company. Signed, ANONYMOUS." (by Cary Antebi)

"We should clean this out more often: this one suggests we look into some new fangled machines that have keyboards, monitors, invisible files and talk to each other." (by Pete Critelli)

A new contest will be up shortly, so keep those keyboards warm and keep those funny captions coming in.

 






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 81


Contest No. 81 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, March 24, 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. 80


                      "That's not what I meant by emptying the trash!"

                                              (by John Platt)

 

My original caption: " 'I'll Google it' is your answer to everything, isn't it, Harvey?"

 

And it's another big win for John Platt -- his ninth one, actually. Congratulations, John, this is proof positive that you're still one of the funniest people around!

Here are the other captions that almost made it, but fell short by that much:

"Do you remember exercise and fresh air, or shall I Google them for you?" (by Pete Citrelli)

"Turn that off or I'll delete our love life." (by Ken Wilkinson)

"Your soup is getting cold and so is our sex life." (by Cary Antebi)

"Well this is code for, get off that computer or you'll be sleeping in that chair tonight!" (by Jonathan Stein)

"How about if one of us works away from home?" (also by Pete Citrelli)

"Ever since you discovered AOL you've been AWOL from your family." (also by Cary Antebi)

"Should I email you when dinner's ready?" (by Kelasher)

 

As for all those cracks about the ancient computer set-up depicted in the drawing, please remember that this old cartoon was drawn many, many years ago, when that antique monitor was probably state-of-the-art.

Thanks for all the submissions. Contest No. 81 will be coming up in a couple of weeks, or a fortnight, or 14 days, whichever comes first.






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 80


Contest No. 80 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, March 3, 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. 79


        "Would you like to leave the name of your next of kin before entering?"

                                              (by Cary Antebi)

 

My original caption: "You can go in now. Oh, who should I contact in case of an emergency?"

 

So, Cary Antebi, you did it once again. Congratulations! This is your twentieth win! Yes, that's right, this is the twentieth time your caption came out on top, and you did it this time by almost nailing my original caption. As I've said many times before, that's not necessarily the path to victory, but after reviewing all the other captions submitted, I have to admit that yours stands out. You consistently remain one of the funniest people around.

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

"That IS his smile face." (by v)

"Can you come back in fifteen? I accidentally scheduled you during his daily identity crisis." (by Pete Critelli)

"Sir . . . your social media tutor is here." (also by Pete Critelli)

"I have no idea who that is sitting at your desk!!!" (by Howard Garrett)

"Let's give him just a moment, he's unfriending someone." (also by Pete Critelli)

"I wouldn't go in unless that piece of paper in your hand contains good news." (by Sharon)

"Yes, this is the office of happytherapy.com!! Please go in." (by Milena)

Nice work, everybody. Thanks for participating, and don't despair, because Contest No. 80 will be coming up soon.






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 79


Contest No. 79 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, February 10, 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. 78


                                    "No, YOU hang up first. No, You!"

                                                     (by Sharon)

 

My original caption: "No word yet from the Governor, but your credit has been pre-approved."

 

This is your fourth win, Sharon -- congratulations! You may once again bask in the glory of being one of the funniest people around.

My original caption may be puzzling to some of you. The explanation is that the gag was created about 25 years ago, when credit card companies were flooding everybody's mailboxes to let us know that it would be a simple matter to open up a credit card account, because "your credit has been pre-approved". We don't seem to get too many of those solicitations any more.

There were loads of captions to choose from, and these are the other ones that were under serious consideration for top prize:

"Thanks for visiting me. You're a good husband." (by Howard Garrett)

"It's like Skype!" (also by Sharon)

"I told you not to touch that mattress tag." (by Brendan Powers)

"Next time, just stick to stealing pens from the bank." (by Cary Antebi)

"I've decided to join your loot in the Caimans." (by Pete Critelli) -- and I think that should be Cayman's, by the way.

". . . and not only that, but now he's going to try to raise the tax on capital gains." (by Bruce Morgenstern)

"So now you know that Sony is serious about hacking their Sesame Street website." (by Art Perez)

Lots of good effort here. Be on the lookout for Contest No. 79, coming up soon.






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 78


Contest No. 78 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, January 20, 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.77


It's a three-way tie!

         "Each of you go to your corner and may the best man or woman win."

                                            (by Howard Garrett)

          "Let's have a clean fight. Touch hands and go back to your corners."

                                              (by Arlene Grand)

                                      "Let's get reaaady to rumble!"

                                               (by Cary Antebi)

 

My original caption: "All right, you two know the rules. If there's a knockdown, go to the nearest neutral corner . . . "

 

Congrats to the three winners:

Howard Garrett -- your fourth win!

Arlene Grand -- welcome -- your first win, on what I believe is your very first attempt!

Cary Antebi -- your nineteenth . . . yes, nineteenth . . . win!

No doubt about it -- you are three of the funniest people around.

The winning captions pretty well mirrored my original caption, just in different words. That's not always the formula for success in this contest, but in this case, it worked.

There were only two other captions that I was seriously considering for top honors:

"Does it really matter so much if the toilet seat is left up or down?" (also by Cary Antebi)

"Look, I don't care who reads me 'THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS'." (by Cindy Buitron)

Be on the lookout for Contest No. 78 -- it'll be coming up soon.






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 77


Contest No. 77 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, December 16, 2014.

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.






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