Eli’s Cartoon Caption Contest No. 124

Contest No. 124 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 I review your submission. Also, no captions at all will be posted for the first few days of each contest.  This is to give everybody a chance to submit their spontaneous, gut-instinct caption without fear of discovering that it was ripped off by somebody else’s similar spontaneous, gut-instinct caption. This is an equal opportunity contest!

There is no limit on the number of captions you can enter for each drawing, but I will only post and consider the first 15 captions from any contestant. 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 is midnight Tuesday, October 3, 2017.  

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.

Below is the drawing that needs your funny captions.



  1. “‘When was the last time you
    “‘When was the last time you earned a living wage?’ is a perfectly valid question.”

  2. “well, yes, you have a point,
    “Well, yes, you have a point, some people are more easily embarrassed than others!”

  3. “Oh, and by the way, that’s
    “Oh, and by the way, that’s the door to the ‘Ladies room’, not the exit!”

  4. “For a prosecuting attorney
    “For a prosecuting attorney with the ‘DA”s office, you’re
    awfully sensitive!”

  5. Hold on,I only said with a
    Hold on, I only said with a face like that your wife would need 100,000 bucks for the Plastic surgeon to fix it.

  6. “Trust me, everyone is going
    “Trust me, everyone is going to ask you your name and date of birth.”

  7. “Sorry, but I just had to ask
    “Sorry, but I just had to ask you why you would want a loan to buy a llama.”

  8. “Sorry, but I just had to ask
    “Sorry, but I just had to ask you if you have any other collateral besides your wife and children.”

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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).