Winner of Eli’s Cartoon Caption Contest No. 190

“You are no longer welcome within 100 feet of any Red Lobster restaurant.”

(by Sagie)


My original caption: “Vacation’s over, Hendricks — it’s time to get back to your cubicle.”


Congratulations once again, Sagie, on this, your third victory. Your last triumph was ‘way back in Contest No. 136, so persistence pays off. Once more you can announce to the world that you are one of the funniest people around.

These are the other captions that were in the running, but didn’t quite make it:

“The pool is two doors down and a quick right.” (by Diane Weisman)

“Let’s revisit Casual Fridays when you get a minute.” (by Rich Wolf)

“You know you could just tell us that you feel like you’re drowning in your workload without all the theatrics.” (by Marc Eliot Stein)

“I’m afraid you misunderstood something about the think tank position.” (by Pat Foley)

“Rumor has it you’ve been taking advantage of our work from home policy.” (by Michael Lomazow)

“I see you’ve been surfing the net again Jones.” (by Ken Wilkinson)

“Yes, it is casual Friday, but it’s not cuckoo casual Friday.” (by Pat Foley again)

“You might make partner Bob, but don’t hold your breath.” (by Mark)

“You need a tattoo to pull off the look.” (by Michael Lomazow again)

“I said to enter our office pool — not swimming pool!” (by Paul Dashefsky)


Contest No. 191 will be coming your way soon enough, Captioneers, so be on the lookout for it. 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).