Winner of Eli’s Cartoon Caption Contest No. 47


                      ” . . . . and this is our desktop model!”

                                         (by Dom Mancino)

My original caption: “And this, of course, is our desk-top model.”

Okay, okay, caption-writers, I know that you’re going to be annoyed that I picked an almost exact copy of my decades-old original caption for a winner. But, deep in your heart, you’ve got to admit that it’s the perfect caption for the drawing, and that it’s funnier than any of the other captions submitted. When I was selecting the cartoon drawing for this contest, I looked at this one and thought to myself, “Nah, everyone will get the gag immediately — she’s so obviously a desk-top model — the first caption submitted will probably be something to that effect, and the contest will be a total flop.” But I went with it anyway and, to my complete surprise, it wasn’t until five days into the contest that someone finally came up with the desk-top model caption!

So congrats, Dom Mancino! This is your fourth win (the first one by yourself) and you really are one of the funniest people around!

Many of the other captions were excellent, and I was seriously considering these for top honors:

“And here’s our top of the line, Senator . . . ” (by C Stein)

“This is our deluxe executive desktop gift.” (by Cary Antebi)

“So, Mr. Tech Wizard, let’s see you build an app better than that.” (by Gary)

“We got this marketing idea from the automotive industry.” (by Cary Antebi)

Now let’s see, will the drawing for the next contest have a similar sexist theme? Could be — look for Contest No. 48 in just a few short weeks.

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