Day: June 12, 2013

Winner of Eli’s Cartoon Caption Contest No. 51

           “The gentlemen are here to fit you for your concrete shoes.”

                                           (by Kelasher)


My original caption: “Sir, are you in to a couple of hired guns?”

Congratulations again, Kelasher! This is the eighth time you’ve won the Cartoon Caption Contest, so you are truly entitled to be called one of the funniest people around!

And this was one of those times when it was really agonizing to be a judge. That’s because I honestly felt that my original caption, conceived so many, many years ago, was funnier than any of the captions submitted. That’s only my humble opinion, of course, and I will defend to the death your right to disagree with me.

Here are two captions that were in the running for top prize:

“I’m sorry, but Mr. Abernathy can’t see you now. He just climbed out his window and entered the witness protection program.” (by Levi)

“Hello, security . . . you’re fired.” (by Cary Antebi)

And . . . I’m still trying to figure out Dale Stout’s entries involving “5 o’clock shadows” and “the Wetness Protection Program”. They both sound like the germs of funny gags, but I feel that neither of them was thought out enough to make them work.

A new contest will be coming up pretty soon, so get ready to sharpen your gag-writing skills and think funny!


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