Eli’s Cartoon Caption Contest No. 48

Contest No. 48 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) click “Save”. Note: After you save your caption, please check at the top of the page to make sure it has been accepted and is awaiting my approval for posting. Some people are getting an “error” message on the top of the page, which states that the caption, or comment, has triggered a spam alert and will not go through. If you get such a message, please try again and/or email me at elilast@verizon.net  to let me know about the problem.  This glitch is being worked on, but it has not yet been resolved.

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, March 5, 2013.

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. “Sally, you don’t need to
    “Sally, you don’t need to read Mr. Jones a story before nap time. I’m sure his three-martini lunch will be enough.”

  2. “Aha! So what did you do with
    “Aha! So what did you do with the digital voice recorder I purchased for you?!”

  3. Mr. Willoughby, your wife is
    Mr. Willoughby, your wife is here. Should I tell her you went out to lunch with a very important customer?

  4. 1. “Are you interested in
    1. “Are you interested in short hand or long legs?”

    2. “It might not be so obvious if you gave her a pencil.”

    3. “Your wife’s on the phone. Am I getting my raise or am I telling her about your new secretary?”

    4. “Are you happy with your new office with a view?”

    5. “She can’t be your legal secretary. She’s under eighteen.”

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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).