Eli’s Cartoon Caption Contest No. 17

Cartoon Caption Contest No. 17 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.

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 submit your captions for this contest is midnight, Tuesday January 25, 2011.

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.

Here's the drawing for this contest — hopefully it will stimulate your funnybones. Also hopefully you will come up with something funnier than my original caption, which was a gag I dreamed up when I was barely out of my teens. I kept doing new drawings for it, decade after decade, but no cartoon editor would ever go for it.



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    “You’re late…let’s get you ready for your fight. Had another argument with the Mrs., huh?”

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    “Let’s see, that’s ten seconds for the count and another three to get off your stool. That’s your longest bout yet, Jim!”

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    “You’ve got the “Fly like a butterfly” part down. Now let’s see you “Sting like a bee!”

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    You did great today, all you need is a little rest. I’ve got you booked for another fight next week.

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    Remember my instructions were jab, bob weave and duck. Your jab was good but you forgot weave and duck.

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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).