Eli’s Cartoon Caption Contest No. 146

Contest No. 146 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. You will also be asked to verify that you are a human being and not a robot. Please follow the instructions in the “Captcha” box. 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, April 30, 2019.   

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 I asked for a SAMPLE of
    “When I asked for a SAMPLE of your work… the, “ON PAPER PART,”
    was implied!!”

  2. “It’s as clear as the WRITING
    “It’s as clear as the WRITING ON THE WALL … You are
    CLEARLY, not right for this position! Good day, Mr. Smith!”

  3. “I HAVE heard of the RIGHT OF
    “I HAVE heard of the RIGHT OF FREE EXPRESSION …and
    you, are FREE to leave!”

  4. “I could kick myself, NOW,
    “I could kick myself, NOW, for every time
    that I muttered … IF THESE WALLS COULD ONLY

  5. “I MEANT … SIGN your name
    “I MEANT … SIGN your name on the paper, MR. BUZZ,
    and, NO EMOJIS!”

  6. “I’m sorry … we are looking
    “I’m sorry … we are looking for a NON DEMONSTRATIVE,
    WEATHER PERSON … at the Weather Network.”

  7. “Well, the WRITING IS ON THE
    “Well, the WRITING IS ON THE WALL, as they say …
    Thank you for expressing an interest in our company…
    This concludes our interview!”

  8. “Last time, I use … A PENNY
    “Last time, I use … A PENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS cliche
    in my interviews!”

  9. The boss prefers to have your
    The boss prefers to have your career details on the job application form.

  10. “Normally we ask for a
    “Normally we ask for a candidate’s resume on paper”

    “Save it for the editorial deparment”

  11. ” WHOA, Mr. Martin … here
    ” WHOA, Mr. Martin … here at, WKC Weather Station … we use
    SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS, for the Hearing Impaired!”

  12. “That’s what you GOT OUT OF .
    “That’s what you GOT OUT OF … have a seat and relax.
    I’ll be with you shortly?”

  13. “If you]re through with your
    “If you]re through with your mural … I would prefer an actual demonstration.
    The ants have taken residence in my panty-hose!”

  14. “Gee …thanks for the
    “Gee …thanks for the diagram … that TECHNICAL, EXTERMINATOR LINGO, is over my head!!”

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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).