Eli’s Cartoon Caption Contest No. 12

Cartoon Caption Contest No. 12 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 'Comments' underneath the current drawing. Then (2) scroll down past all the other comments and type in your name and your caption in the spaces provided. Then (3) enter the anti-spam security word that assures me that you're a human being and not a machine, and (4) click 'Submit'. There is no limit on the number of captions you can submit for each drawing.

Because I will be away from computers for a short time, entries will be accepted for two weeks for this contest, after which a winner will be announced and the winning caption will be printed. Below that I will also print my original caption. Also, since I'll be away, there may be a delay in some of your captions appearing right away. But rest assured they will all be posted. The cut-off time and date for you to submit your captions is midnight, Tuesday October 12th.

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.

And now, here's the new drawing. I promised you an easy one, and what could be easier than a desert isle? Don't hold back — get all of your desert isle captions out of your system! Good luck! captioncontest12.jpg


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    “You can’t be bothered to help me flag down a ship, but you get someone to deliver the paper every day.”

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    1. By now, Little Orphan Annie is probably a suburban soccer mother with 5 kids.
    2. It’s not deja vue. You’ve been reading the same paper for ten years.
    3. Hand it over. I need it to line the bird cage.
    4. What difference does it make what movie is playing where?
    5. How do I know where you misplaced your reading glasses?
    6. Nuts, they left out the TV guide section again.
    7. All you do is read. Can’t we go out on the town once in awhile?
    8. Next time you see the paper boy tell him…HELP!
    9. That’s a lousy picture of me they put in the Inquiring Photographer.
    10. Just roll it up and start swatting the sand fleas.

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    1. Personally, I find the situations in those one panel cartoons absurd.
    2. I got you your paper, now get your own slippers.
    3.What do you want for breakfast? We’ve got coconuts, coconuts, and coconuts.

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Welcome to the Eli Stein Cartoon archive. To begin, read my introduction and personal notes, and then please look at the cartoons, which are categorized by either decade, publication name or topic. I’ve included some personal comments, memories and photos below many of the cartoons. I’ll be adding cartoons, memories and photos ad infinitum. Remember, your comments are appreciated (just click on the “comment” link at the bottom of each post).