Cartoon Caption Contests

Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 92


               "I'm impartial. The back of my jacket says to 'Vote Row A'."

                                         (by Howard Garrett)

 

My original caption: "I've just about had it with this election!"

 

Wow, congratulations, Howard Garrett! Two consecutive wins and seven total wins. I guess I don't have to tell you that you are definitely one of the funniest people around.

Obviously, my own original caption was a total nonentity. I probably would have had a better chance of selling this gag if I had kept it captionless. Here are two of the other captions I put on the cartoon over the years, as I kept re-drawing and re-submitting it, unsuccessfully, to various publications: "Is it election time already?" (I kinda like that particular caption right now), and "I'm really beginning to HATE election time!"

Getting back to your submissions, here are the other captions that I was considering for top honors:

"Happens every time I forget to wear my 'Post No Bills' tie." (by Cary Antebi)

"My support for Row B has begun to waver." (by John Platt)

"I'm glad the worker didn't attach BUS STOP on my head." (also by Howard Garrett)

"Starting tomorrow morning until Election Day, I'm gonna start reading the newspaper just like you." (by Arnie & Evan)

 

Good work, everyone. Contest No. 93 should start in a couple of weeks, so be on the lookout for it.






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 92


Contest No. 92 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, November 17, 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. 91


 

Uh-oh, it's another tie!

 

         "Next time you fight, don't pick on a girl who's on the wrestling team."

                                           (by Howard Garrett)

                "No, despite the name, the dress code is not only for girls."

                                                 (by Samuel)

 

My original caption: "We don't do Casual Friday here, Matthew."

 

You think it's easy being the sole judge of these contests? HA!! Once again, two captions stood out so far above the rest that I am forced to declare another tie. So congratulations Howard Garrett and Samuel -- you are co-winners! It's the sixth win for Howard Garrett and the very first try and the very first win for Samuel. No question about it, you are definitely two of the funniest people around.

Not surprisingly, there were lots of references to "Casual Friday" and "the dog ate your homework" in the captions. Just so you'll know, here are the other submissions that almost made the grade:

"'The dog ate my clothes' is no excuse for coming to school like this." (by Anne Noonan)

"Let me guess . . . your dog ate your homework along with your clothes!!" (by Judith Dsouza)

"Sorry, I will not let you participate in the school contest, 'Best Dressed Student'." (also by Howard Garrett)

"Let me guess, you got into a fight with the dog and he ate your homework." (by Maria Modica)

"Casual Friday is no excuse for not bringing your homework." (by Arnie)

 

A new contest will start in a couple of weeks -- be on the lookout for it.






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.






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