Winner of Eli’s Cartoon Caption Contest No. 197

“He’s working from home today.”

(by Rich Wolf)


My original caption: “No, he isn’t e-mailing, e-banking or e-trading. He’s e-napping.”


Congratulations, Rich Wolf, on your sixteenth victory! Once again the title is yours — you are definitely one of the funniest people around.

By the way, I thought my original caption was also pretty good, considering it was dreamed up so many years ago, before the era of flat-screen computer monitors and even before cell phones took over from land-line phones.

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

“This is his best sleep every night.” (by Diane Weisman)

“The computer wouldn’t go into sleep mode . . . so he did!” (by Bruce Morgenstern)

“He’s working in the cloud today.” (by Mark S.)

“We just decided to stay home and spend some quality time together.” (by Pat Foley)

“No need to rush over to see ‘MR. HIGH TECH’ in action, he’ll be working at his present level for at least a couple more hours.” (by Lee Lacewell)

“He’s watching relaxation videos.” (by Michael Lomazow)

“He’s waiting for Windows 12.” (also by Michael Lomazow)

“He’s retro-napping in front of his retro-computer.” (also by Lee Lacewell)

“He can’t talk now. He’s in sleep mode.” (also by Michael Lomazow)


Good work, Captioneers, and thanks for participating! Be on the lookout for Contest No. 198, coming soon.

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