Winner of Eli’s Cartoon Caption Contest No. 154

         “This better be good kid . . . You took me away from Barbara Eden.”

                                             (by Kay Ralph)


My original caption: “You get three wishes, plus a very generous benefits package.”


Okay, Kay Ralph, your multiple entries paid off again. Congratulations on your fourth victory. Once again, you can proudly boast of being one of the funniest people around.

These are the other entries that were in the running:

“Sorry, I am on vacation, try again.” (by Diane)

“Who were you expecting . . . MR. CLEAN?” (also by Kay Ralph)

“Is it really worth a wish to watch me do the Macarena?” (by Sharon)

“You guys are so demanding. I should have never left my lava lamp!” (by Cary Antebi)

“Sorry pal, you only get three wishes with Aladdin’s lamp . . . this is Alfonso’s.” (also by Cary Antebi)


Note to Ronn Roxx on his entry “3 wishes? That’s my brother. I’m the ‘three knish’ genie.”  Great caption, Ronn, but only if you use the word “knishes” instead of just “knish”. Sometimes a little slip like that makes all the difference.

Note to Kay Ralph on practically all of her entries: Why all the capital letters, Kay? You really don’t need to SHOUT OUT to emphasize a thought. You’d do much better if you use the caps only when absolutely necessary.


Thanks for participating, Captioneers. A new contest will be posted in no time at all, so be on the lookout for it.

One Comment

  1. ‘Thanks Eli, and thanks for
    ‘Thanks Eli, and thanks for the advice. I guess I did get
    carried away with the capitals. When I reread my submissions,
    I sometimes think, oh, they might read it with the wrong
    emphasis, on the wrong word… and so I capitalize them.
    I will now try to be mindful of it.
    And I know I submit my quota, but, since you picked my
    last one, as the winner… it was fortunate, that I kept on
    going. ( Although, you did like my first response, as well.)
    I usually look at several times, and each time from a
    different perspective. Maybe I will surprise you some time
    and just write one or two …we’ll see!

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