Winner of Eli’s Cartoon Caption Contest No. 150

    “And to think, just a few years ago they said Antarctica was inhospitable.”

                                           (by Jonathan Stein)


My original caption: “I could never figure out why that Federal Census Bureau makes such a big fuss over counting people every ten years.”


At long last, it’s a big third win for Jonathan Stein (his last win was back in Contest No. 109). Congrats, Jonathan — your name is once again enshrined in the annals of “one of the funniest people around”.

My original cartoon and caption is actually about 30 or 40 years old. It’s just a coincidence that there’s another “big fuss” surrounding the current census — but then again, there’s probably some kind of controversy over the census every time it’s conducted.

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

“I’m either going to read Kant’s ‘Metaphysical Foundations of Natural Science’, or just do nothing.” (by Rich Wolf)

“Maybe we should get some cattle of something.” (by Cary Antebi)

“This is not much of a wall, Senor!” (by Charles Vaughan)

“Are you fencing me in or fencing me out?” (by Diane)

Thanks to all you captioneers for participating. Look for the next Contest in just a few short weeks.




One Comment

  1. Congrats to Jonathan. Out of
    Congrats to Jonathan. Out of curiosity … are you related, or last name just a coincidence?
    Also, I personally liked “Still smokin weed???” by Dom Maccino, and, “You must be a Republican… you’re always sitting on the fence about something,” by Cary Antebi. When I read them, I instantly thought… perfect … why didn’t I think of that?

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