Winner of Eli’s Cartoon Caption Contest No. 13


“You think the headphones are outdated? They're plugged into an 8-track sound system.” (by Cary Antebi)

My original caption: “It's his hobby — he listens for strange engine noises.”

Congratulations once again, Cary — for the third time, you're one of the funniest people around.

Two other captions that almost made it: “He claims he's listening to music, but I know he's infatuated with the woman's voice on his GPS.” (also by Cary Antebi), and “The headphones are very practical, when he's done listening to music he can use them as a dumbbell.” (by Gary — not Cary).

Yes, lots of people commented on how outdated the headphones (and the car) looked. Please remember that I drew this cartoon many, many decades ago, when equipment like that was state-of-the-art.

Lots of people also told me that they came up completely blank when it came to thinking up a caption for this drawing. I'll try to select a cartoon for the next contest that will be less challenging.

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