Winner of Eli’s Cartoon Caption Contest No. 14


“Do you always hear the knocking or only when you run someone over?” (by Cary Antebi)

My original caption: “He'll find the trouble, if anyone can.”

Congratulations again, Cary Antebi (fourth win!). You're proving to be one of the funniest people around.

Of the other captions that almost made it, three were also written by Cary. I liked “Gas is not the only thing your car is guzzling.”, “Your car is getting 2 mpg . . . mechanics per garage.” and “I'd like you to meet the mechanic who fixed your car. He's a little shy.” I also appreciated a couple of non-Cary captions, namely “He said he was going to get to the bottom of the problem.” (by Leftie) and “Boy, that Christine just can't stop eating.” (by Andrew). I happen to be a sucker for literary references, and “Christine” is a Stephen King book about a nasty people-devouring car named Christine and also a horror film directed by John Carpenter.

What are you going to do here, folks? Cary Antebi is absolutely dominating this contest! Are you going to be steamrollered like this, or are you going to fight, fight, fight for your right to be the funniest person around??

New contest coming up shortly. It'll probably be a Santa cartoon, so get into the holiday spirit and give it your very best.

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