Eli’s Cartoon Caption Contest No. 129

Contest No. 129 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 may 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, January 23, 2018.  

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. I know you think it will be
    I know you think it will be tough sledding but we will have two months in Florida.

  2. “Marry me…we can honeymoon
    “Marry me…we can honeymoon in New York where the weather is a balmy 10 degrees!!!”

  3. “Remember when you said it
    “Remember when you said it would be a cold day in hell before you’d marry me….., WELL?”

  4. “I’d climb the highest
    “I’d climb the highest mountain, swim the deepest ocean, shovel your driveway for a ‘yes’…., but it’s just too damn cold out!”

  5. “Don’t be upset! So you
    “Don’t be upset! So you forgot to thaw the TV dinners again,
    we’ll just have cold-cuts, I love cold-cuts!”

  6. “I know, it’s like a meat
    “I know, it’s like a meat-locker in here, you knew I was a butcher when we stated dating!”

  7. “I’m afraid we’re stuck here
    “I’m afraid we’re stuck here for a while…the shovel won’t start!”

  8. I can tell this means you
    I can tell this means you have a warm heart — please don’t give me a cold shoulder . . .

  9. “Why can’t I free your
    “Why can’t I free your doubtful mind, and melt your cold, cold heart?”

  10. Marry me Jane. Say ‘yes’ and
    Marry me Jane. Say ‘yes’ and I’ll take you somewhere warm like Canada.

  11. “I never thought I could love
    “I never thought I could love someone more than global warming until I met you.”

  12. “I’m not proposing…I’m just
    “I’m not proposing…I’m just practicing not to stand up for the National Anthem at the Super Bowl.”

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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).