Day: December 5, 2012

Winner of Eli’s Cartoon Caption Contest No. 44

"Who put decaf in the coffee machine?"

(by Kelasher)


My original caption: "Where the devil is that coffee we ordered?"


Congrats again, Kelasher! This is your seventh win, so there's certainly no question that you're one of the funniest people around.

Some of the other captions I was considering for top prize:

"Get me legal. We're suing the Five Hour Energy people." (by John Platt)

"Whose idea was the all-night rave holiday office party?" (by Caryn)

"That's two hours she's been saying, 'Please hold, your call is important to us'!" (by Cary Antebi)

"Irma, send in a carafe of coffee and four pink slips." (by Cary Antebi)

I realize that my original caption, from many decades ago, was pretty weak and wishy-washy (I usually alert you to that, to give you more of a challenge, but I forgot to do it this time). So I was glad to see that quite a few of the entries topped my original caption on the laugh-meter. Good work!

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