Eli’s Cartoon Caption Contest No. 20

Cartoon Caption Contest No. 20 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 29, 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.

Got your gagwriting caps on? Here's the new drawing: captioncontest20.jpg


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    “After twelve years of wearing that thing, don’t you think it’s time to join a band?”

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    “Actually, when I said I’d like to drum up some excitement around here, I was speaking metaphorically …”

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    Harold, when your mother suggested that it might be a good idea to learn to play a musical instrument I think she had in mind Piano or a Guitar.

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    “I can handle the drumming, but all those ‘Rah Rah Siscumbas’ are starting to irritate me.”

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    So, you joined the High School marching band….tell me, in what State did you plan to do your practice sessions????

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    “Congratulations, you’ve managed to find something more annoying than cracking your knuckles.

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    When I said playing an instrument would help you find a girlfriend… This isn’t quite what meant.

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    1.”That is the portable version!?”
    2. “I’m waiting for one with a camera.”
    3. “Give them a few years and they’ll have one you can wear on your wrist.”
    4. “You can go to my daughter’s room now…just make sure I don’t hear that drum stop beating.”

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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).