Winner of Eli’s Cartoon Caption Contest No. 162

“It sucks that my head is stuck like this ’cause I don’t wanna look at you right now.”

                                               (by Anonymous)


My original caption: “Can you tell it’s a wig?”


This is the second time that the winner has chosen to be anonymous. The first time, in Contest No. 111, Cary Antebi finally revealed himself to be the accidentally anonymous captioneer. Does anyone want to claim this victory?

As for my original caption, “Can you tell it’s a wig?”, I was sure that all of you would immediately pounce on that ridiculous-looking hairpiece that this female patient has asked somebody to plop on top of her totally bandaged head. But, except for one mention of hair (in a caption by Tim Collins), nobody focused on it or mentioned it at all. Ah yes, ladies, vanity, vanity, all is vanity!

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

” . . . but when I saw that 10 pack of toilet paper I just lost all control!” (by Brendan Gannon)

“Now . . . will you remember to put the toilet seat back down?” (by Kay Ralph)

“Thanks for bringing me these flowers, but you know I’m allergic, dear.” (by Kaden Blaze)

“How does my hair look?” (by Tim Collins)

“Does this cast make my butt look big?” (also by Tim Collins)

“Well, the last thing I remember is calling Judge Judy an idiot.” (by John Grosman)


A new Contest will be coming up in just a few short weeks, captioneers. Keep looking out for it . . . and stay healthy!


  1. “Funny… I honestly never
    “Funny… I honestly never even noticed the hair on
    the lady… I guess I was more focused on all the bandaging!”

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