Eli’s Cartoon Caption Contest No. 42

Contest No. 42 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), if prompted to do so, enter the anti-spam security code. Then (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, October 9, 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.

This is the drawing that needs your caption:


  1. “Bob here is also a member of
    “Bob here is also a member of the ‘Wear a sweatsuit to every occasion’ club.”

  2. “Perhaps the two of you would
    “Perhaps the two of you would like to discuss your mutual faux pas.”

  3. “Now, after what happened at
    “Now, after what happened at last year’s party, I hope they’ll be no racing to the dessert table this time.”

  4. 1. “It’s no problem at all..
    1. “It’s no problem at all…Everyone else just overdressed.”

    2. “As long as you two donate $100,000 tonight…I don’t care what you wear.”

    3. “Why don’t you two make yourselves comfortable?…Oh, I see you’ve done that already.”

    4. “Jack, this is my ex-husband. As you can see, I’ve always been attracted to slobs.”

    5. “Can I get you two another drink, and a tie and jacket?”

    6. “So nice of you two to come. Let me show you to the door.”

    7. “See George, I told you black tie or headband were required.”

    8. “Why don’t you two go off and discuss your mid-life crisis?”

    9. “Why don’t you show Jack our new Renoir, and treadmill?”

    10. “John, here, is the CEO of Nike. What’s you excuse?”

  5. 1. “John, here, is the CEO of
    1. “John, here, is the CEO of Nike. What’s your excuse?”

    (note: Just clearing up a typo)

    2. “So you guys couldn’t find a date for tonight. I can’t imagine why!”

    3. “I see you don’t follow the crowd, so let me put you in another room.”

    4. “I believe you meant to go to Richard Simmons’ party next door.”

    5. “Don’t just stand there…Exercise!”

  6. Wow, you two already know
    Wow, you two already know each other from playing racquetball at Synergy. What a complete surprise!

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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).