Winner of Eli’s Cartoon Caption Contest No. 157

                      “You’d better not have 76 trombones behind you!”

                                           (by Charles Vaughan)


My original caption: “All right, you got my attention. Now let’s see your resume.”



Yes, a new first time winner! Congratulations, Charles Vaughan, your 76 trombones were heard loud and clear. You can now join that happy band of brothers (and sisters) who revel in the knowledge that they are indeed one of the funniest people around. Well done!


These are the other captions that I was seriously considering:

“OK, OK, we’ll fix the intercom!” (by Gayden Wren)

“We asked for a symbol of your devotion. A SYMBOL!” (by John Platt)

“Mr. Jenkins, I think it’s time I give you your marching orders!” (by Ronn Roxx)

“Let me guess . . . you’re applying for the position on the ‘Energizer Bunny’ account.” (by Kay Ralph)

“OK, you’ve got my undivided attention. Now I’ll get yours . . . YOU’RE FIRED!” (by Cary Antebi)


Contest No. 158 will appear in a short time. Keep a sharp eye out for it, and thanks for participating!


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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).