Eli’s Cartoon Caption Contest No. 30

Cartoon Caption Contest No. 30 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' directly underneath the current drawing. Then (2) scroll down past any other submitted captions 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, November 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.

And here is the drawing that needs your funny captions. This drawing goes back many decades — back to the time when TV was in its infancy, and sets still needed "rabbit ears" to get good reception. I now consider my original caption to be kind of weak — I'm hoping most of you can improve on it. Good luck, and thanks for trying! captioncontest30.jpg


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    “Next up, our intrepid adventurers go to a strange blue planet with extremely noisy aliens who decorate themselves with various objects at all times.”

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    1. And now tomorrow’s weather. It’s the same as every other day:No Atmosphere.
    2. Scientists say they have discovered what looks like canals on Earth. Might there be life on other planets?
    3. After being discontinued for years, we will now be offering tours to Roswell, New Mexico.
    4. And now the news for the Crater New York area.
    5. Scientists have finally found another INTELLIGENT civilization in the cosmos. They’re called Earthlings and they also wisely spend twelve hours a day watching television.

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    And if you call in the next five minutes, we’ll include a second “Super ShamWow Head-Antenna Polishing Cloth”.

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    1. The invasion and complete annihilation of earth was called off, when it became apparent from their news telecasts, that the Earthlings would soon accomplish that on their own.
    2. Watching sit-coms from Earth confirmed the belief that there was no other intelligent life form out there.
    3. “The good news is: A giant meteor is on a collision course with Earth. The bad news is: We live on it!.”
    4. “…and now for a bulletin: Scientists have discovered that tin foil on your antennae will increase you reception by 80%.”
    5. The Lunarians knew for a fact what earthlings had only suspected for year…Robbin Williams really was from outer space.
    6. The Zookarian’s home videos of their trip to earth were predictably boring, except for the brief footage where they accidentally zapped Idaho to smithereens.
    7. “After waiting 365 million years for light, traveling at 186 million miles per second, to reach us from Earth, we now have the first pictures of this only other known intelligent civilization in the universe. We now bring you their Leader and Vice-Leader…Laverne and Shirley.”

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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).