Eli’s Cartoon Caption Contest No. 52

Contest No. 52 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”. Your caption (or captions) will be posted after my review of your submission.

There is no limit on the number of captions you can enter 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 send in your captions for this contest is midnight Tuesday, July 2, 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. “This court is out of order.”
    “This court is out of order.”

    “I’m just keeping your bench warm.”

    “Now who’s judging?”

    “Counsel, I specifically ruled today should be casual Friday.”

    “Disorder in the court!”

  2. “Look at it as a change of
    “Look at it as a change of venue.”

    “What’s wrong?” They told me to rise for the judge.”

    “I’m benching you.”

    “Honestly speaking, I could care less if it pleases the court.”

    “This is a Court of Appeals, isn’t it? Well, this appeals to me.”

  3. I’m sitting up here just so I
    I’m sitting up here just so I can sing this silly song,
    “Here comes the judge, Here comes the judge.”

  4. 1. “I got tired of being
    1. “I got tired of being talked down to.”

    2. “Why is it that only judges and pharmacists work above us?”

    3. “What do you expect from a hostile witness?”

    4. “Overruled!”

    5. “You’re late. It was only supposed to be a fifteen minute recces.”

  5. You’re short, you’re bald,
    You’re short, you’re bald, and your mother dresses you funny: you’re hired.

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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).