Winner of Eli’s Cartoon Caption Contest No. 153

                                 “Do you have any marshmallows?”

                                                   (by Sharon)

                     “Will I also get a long fork to roast marshmallows?”

                                                (by David Grand)


My original caption: “Of course I lied, cheated and knifed my friends and colleagues. How else can you move up the corporate ladder?”


Yes, it’s another tie! I couldn’t resist the roasted marshmallows. Congratulations to Sharon (seventh big victory) and to David Grand for his very first victory. You can now both bask in the glory of being two of the funniest people around.

I have to admit  I always liked my own original caption, as shown above. Over the years, I drew several versions of this cartoon, all with similar-but-slightly-differently-worded captions — but none of them were ever bought or published.

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

“I’m allergic to smoke.” (by Rich Wolf)

“I have a question . . . all these people in hell, where do they tell people to go????” (by Dom Mancino)

“I thought I signed up for a nudist colony.” (by Diane)

“You should really think about cutting your carbon emissions.” (by Jonathan Stein)

“But I was just slightly bad. Can’t you just send me to ‘Heck’?” (by Cary Antebi)


Thanks for participating, captioneers. Look for the next contest in just a few short weeks.



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