Cartoon Caption Contests

Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 85


Contest No. 85 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, June 16, 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. 84


       "And here is the result of our work: We have mathematically proven that 

                                            we need more funding."

                                               (by Jonathan Stein)

 

My original caption: "Now don't go blabbing this to the tabloids."

 

Hey, grandson Jonathan, you finally did it -- and nepotism had absolutely nothing to do with my decision. Your caption was the best one submitted, and you can now proudly join the ranks of "one of the funniest people around". It's your very first victory after many years of trying. Congrats!

To be completely honest, I really loved my original caption, "Now don't go blabbing this to the tabloids." I felt that the cartoon was totally New Yorker-worthy. I see by my records that New Yorker Cartoon Editor Bob Mankoff "held" this cartoon when I included it in a batch I brought to him one Tuesday morning many years ago (it was the only gag he held that day -- sometimes he would hold three, four, or even five from my batches). But of course the cartoon never got past the final selection process conducted by the New Yorker Editor-in-Chief. So now I'll just say what Jon Stewart would have said under the same circumstances: "Curse you, David Remnick!". There, I'm glad I got that off my chest.

Here are the other captions that I was seriously "holding":

". . . Looks just about right." (by Harvey Appelbaum)

"As you can see, my calculations have proven that we need a bigger chalkboard." (by Brad Labanowitz)

"You do realize, don't you, that an app already exists for this?" (by Cary Antebi)

"Only you could manage to make Sex Ed. boring." (also by Cary Antebi)

"Oh shoot, I forgot to divide by two. Please tell the President to cancel the missile launch." (by Levi)

 

Nice work from everybody. Keep a sharp eye out for Contest No. 85 -- it'll be coming up in a couple of weeks.






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 84


Contest No. 84 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, May 26, 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. 83


   "I am proud to introduce John Fafushnick who will discuss Gender Confusion."

                                                 (by Howard Garrett)

 

My original caption: " . . . a man we deeply respect and admire . . . a man who really needs no further introduction . . . "

 

No Gender Confusion here -- it's a big fifth win for Mr. Howard Garrett! Congratulations, Howard, once again you can assume the title of "One of the funniest people around".

Some of the other submitted captions that I was considering for top honors:

" . . . and in our newest category, the Equality Awards, the woman who has always been my right hand man . . . " (by Bruce Morgenstern)

"And now I'll bring up Sharon who has the financial report from last month to share with us. Translation: Bathroom break!" (by Brad Labanowitz)

"And now with a very loooong rebuttal, our chairwoman." (by Cary Antebi)

"Our next speaker is here to talk about sexual harassment, which is something that I wish I had known before I asked what she was doing after tonight's meeting." (by John Platt)

 

I'll be posting a new contest shortly, so keep those inventive, whimsical captions coming in. Thanks.






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 83


Contest No. 83 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, May 5, 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. 82


                                    "What was your name again?"

                                                (by John Platt)

 

My original caption: "What was your name again?"

 

Yep, that's correct -- John Platt nailed my original caption, right down to the crossed "t" and the dotted "i". It's uncanny . . . either that, or the caption was so obvious that it was everybody's first thought and John "Speedy" Platt got it in before anyone else could. Ken Wilkinson's caption, the second one submitted, was essentially the same gag. Ken submitted his caption before I had posted John's caption, by the way, so there was no "plagiarism" involved in any way.

Congrats once again, John Platt. This is your tenth win -- you are truly one of the funniest people around!

There weren't too many captions submitted this time around, and that surprised me. I thought that this drawing would get much more action than it did. I guess John's "perfect" caption discouranged many of you from submitting.

Please remember that matching my original caption is not the point of this contest. The point is to create the funniest caption. That being said, these are the only other captions that I was mulling over for the top prize:

"Ah that reminds me, what is your name?" (by ken wilkinson)

"It's Lavern, right?" (by Cary Antebi)

"Ah yes -- when we get back to the office, would you mind ordering a birthday gift for my wife?" (by Levi)

A new contest will be coming up in a couple of weeks. What say we all get our minds out of the gutter and clean up our act for the next one, okay?






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 82


Contest No. 82 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, April 14, 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. 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.






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