Winner of Eli’s Cartoon Caption Contest No. 27


“Wow, we got a really tough line judge.” (by Sharon)

My original caption: “Look, we all have our problems. For instance, if I could only find a way to improve my backhand . . . ”

I laughed in appreciation as soon as I saw Sharon's caption, and knew immediately that it had to be a winner, or at least had to be the one to beat. So congrats, Sharon — this is your second victory, and you can definitely be considered one of the funniest people around.

Other entries that came close, but didn't quite make it:

“Okay, I guess I misled you about where exactly I got my court experience from.” (by Gary)

“I'm sorry . . . your parole board hearing will have to be postponed for at least two weeks!” (by Dom Mancino)

“At least you'll have plenty of time to work on your backhand.” (by Cary Antebi)

So that's game, set and match for this one, folks. Keep up the good work — a new contest will be coming up before you know it!

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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).