Eli’s Cartoon Caption Contest No. 19

Cartoon Caption Contest No. 19 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, March 8, 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. What's that you say — oh, no, not another damned psychiatrist drawing?!! Let's keep in mind that statistics prove that 49% of all gag cartoons are about psychiatrists (another 49% are desert isle gags, which leaves very little room for any other subjects). All kidding aside, yes, it's another psychiatrist situation, so I hope you're feeling nutty and can come up with some good captions. I'm very proud of my original caption, so I think you'll have a tough time beating it — I still can't figure out why my original didn't sell somewhere, like even to The New Yorker. Good luck! captioncontest19a.jpg


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    “I’m sorry to be the one to break this to you… but you need to hear it. Santa Claus does not exist.”

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    ” I understand your frustration…but the Court in this country already have enough Jesters.

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    Charles, when I said it is important to dress properly, tell me where did you get your inspiration?

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    The Ten told the Jack he heard the King and Queen talking about me retiring. They can’t do that I have a CONTRACT!

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    Perahps you didn’t hear her correctly. Are you sure she wasn’t looking for a little gesture of good faith?

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    “So let me see if I understand : the pellet with the poison is in the vessel with the pestle; the chalice from the palace has the brew that is true?”

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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).