Eli’s Cartoon Caption Contest No. 35

Contest No. 35 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 "Add New Comment". 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 code that assures me that you're a human being and not a machine, and (4) click "Save". 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, May 1, 2012.

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 that needs your funny captions. This is another drawing that goes back a long time — it's from so long ago, in fact, that I signed it (shakily) with both my first and last name. I'm looking forward to seeing your captions.


  1. Eli, I’m going to try this
    “Since we can’t afford the vibrating easy chair he really wanted, my husband is trying the next best thing. Rock music with the bass turned up.”

  2. “When that Elvis Presley says
    “When that Elvis Presley says ‘All Shook Up’, he’s not kidding!”

    (Note: this seemed appropriate since you said you drew it a long time ago.)

  3. It’s taking us a little while
    It’s taking us a little while to get used the quiet of living in the country.

  4. Sure, it’s loud, but it’s the
    Sure, it’s loud, but it’s the only way to drown out Don’s snoring!

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