Winner of Eli’s Cartoon Caption Contest No. 129

                            “If you say yes, all this could be yours.”

                                                (by Diane)


My original caption: “Darling, please say you’ll marry me, before my knee freezes over.”


Congratulations, Diane, on your third win! Once again you can bask in the glory of being one of the funniest people around.

These are the other captions that I was seriously considering for top honors:

“Marry me . . . we can honeymoon in New York where the weather is a balmy 10 degrees!!!” (by Dom Mancino)

“No, it’s not that we can’t afford a water bed . . . ” (by Rich Wolf)

“You want a prenup for what exactly?” (also by Rich Wolf)

“Will you be my wifcicle?” (by Carole)

“I want to grow cold with you.” (by Cary Antebi)

And a speical note of appreciation to Marc Eliot Stein for his caption which was lifted verbatim from the lyrics of the classic song “Cold, Cold Heart”, by Hank Williams: ” Why can’t I free your doubtful mind and melt your cold, cold heart?”

And one more note: As I say in my contest rules, I will only post and consider the first 15 captions from any contestant. If you want to send more than 15, I’ll be glad to see them (and hopefully get a chuckle out of them), but they won’t be acknowledged or judged for the contest. So If you have a load of captions, please make sure the funniest ones are in your first 15 submissions. Thanks.

A new contest will be coming up in just a few short weeks, so keep a sharp lookout for it.

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