Winner of Eli’s Cartoon Caption Contest No. 173

“I love you but I don’t love,love,love you.”

(by Michael Lomazow)


My original caption: “And what, exactly, is a ‘virtual’ marriage?”


Congratulations, Michael Lomazow, on your victory! I hope this will prove to be the first of many more. You have officially joined that select group — one of the funniest people around — and the bragging rights start right now.

These are the other captions that were being seriously considered for top honors:

“I would love to say yes, but I need a list of your assets and net worth.” (by Diane)

“Yes, I will, but I don’t kiss on a first date.” (by Pat Foley)

“Your health insurance or mine?” (also by Mike Lomazow)

“I’m between a rock and a hard decision.” (also by Pat Foley)

“I think your Dick Tracy ring is calling!” (by Ronn Roxx)

“Well, third time’s a charm.” (by Kelasher)

And I’d also like to give a special shout-out to Captioneer Pat Foley, who garnered Second Place in Bob Mankoff’s Cartoon Caption Contest on April 21st. Way to go, Pat!

And last, but not least,  I’d also like to say that I honestly think that MY original caption (see above) is pretty darn good, even though it’s more than 20 years old and was never bought by any publication. (Oh, Lord, it’s so hard to be humble, but I’m doin’ the best that I can.)

A new contest will be starting shortly, so keep on the lookout for it. Thanks for participating!

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