Winner of Eli’s Cartoon Caption Contest No. 165

                                           “Can we visit 2019?”

                                                 (by Kelasher)


My original caption: “The problem is I’m going on an ego trip and he’s going on a guilt trip.”


Hearty congratulations, Kelasher, on your big victory (win number twelve, according to my calculations). Once again, you have proven to the world that you are indeed one of the funniest people around.

These are the other captions that, in my humble opinion, merited serious consideration for top honors:

“Would you consider giving my husband a ‘partial refund’ . . . for the distance he had to swim back to shore?” (by Kay Ralph)

“We’d like to go somewhere more relaxing, like the tip of an active volcano.” (by Marc Eliot Stein)

“Do you have any vacations that don’t require leaving our house?” (by Jonathan Stein)

“Oh no, don’t bother with the cruise cancellation insurance he said. What could possibly go wrong he said.” (by Ronn Roxx)

“Does a singles cruise to Cancun meet the minimum guidelines for social distancing from my husband?” (by Charles Vaughan)

“Stop pushing your romantic destinations . . . we’ve been married for 35 years.” (by Cary Antebi)

“He’s only going to be happy if you can offer him a time travel package away from the year 2020.” (by Gary)


There’ll be a new contest popping up in just a few short weeks. Keep up the good work, Captioneers!


  1. “No, not at all, we would
    “No, not at all, we would really enjoy a 21-day cruise with hundreds of screaming kids!”

  2. Tim Collins —

    Tim Collins —

    Your ten captions (these four plus six that you sent to my Contest posting) did not arrive until this morning, many hours after the deadline for submitting captions. They are appreciated, but of course they were not judged for the contest.

    — Eli

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