Winner of Eli’s Cartoon Caption Contest No. 16


“No more delays, Mr. Peterson, it's time for your prostate exam.” (by John Platt)

My original caption: “You're allergic to ice.”

Congratulations once again, John Platt — for the third time, you're one of the funniest people around!

Wow, this was a tough contest to judge. I was expecting a bunch of outstandingly funny captions, figuring your imaginations would really be fired up by the situation of an Eskimo (Inuit) in full dress in a doctor's office. I was positive you could easily top my own rather timid original caption. By the way, nobody even speculated as to whether the patient was a man or a woman.

Two other caption entries I appreciated: “Take two ice cubes and call me in the morning.” (by Cary Antebi) and “Have you considered a low-caribou diet?” (by Kelasher).

So what does it take to inspire you guys? For the next contest I'll try real hard to find a drawing that will stimulate your funnybones.


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    Yay me!
    This was a tough one. I didn’t want to go the obvious Eskimo route, so I went with fear of doctors.
    Looking forward to the next one!

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    Thanks for being a great competitor, John.
    It’s going to be a challenge for me to select the next contest drawing — I think I’ve got a good one picked out, but I may change my mind in the next couple of weeks.

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