Eli’s Cartoon Caption Contest No. 198

Contest No. 198 starts right now.

Here are the details: I’ll supply a drawing of one of my old cartoons that has never been published, leaving off my caption. You are invited to supply your funniest captions. To enter your caption, simply (1) click on “See Comments and Add Your Own”. Then (2) scroll down past any other submitted captions and type in your name and your caption in the spaces provided. Then (3) click “Save”. There is no charge to submit captions, and the only prize is the honor of being one of the funniest people around.

Your caption (or captions) will be posted after I review your submission. However, no captions at all will be posted for the first few days of each contest. This is to give everybody a chance to submit their spontaneous, gut-instinct caption without fear of discovering that it was ripped off by somebody else’s similar spontaneous, gut-instinct caption. This is an equal opportunity contest!

There is no limit on the number of captions you may enter for each drawing, but I will only post and consider the first 15 captions from any contestant. Entries will be accepted and posted for one week, after which a winner will be announced and the winning caption will be printed. Below that I will also reveal my original caption. I will be the sole judge. The winning caption will be the one I judge to be the funniest one submitted (not necessarily the one that matches or comes closest to my original caption).

The cut-off time and date for you to send in your captions is midnight Wednesday, April 12, 2023.

Below is the drawing that needs your funny captions. Good luck, Captioneers!


  1. “This is the documentation for January ‘business miles driven.’
    I’ll send over a box truck tomorrow with February through December.”

  2. “That’s the list of my company name inscribed golf balls I lost last year. They are an advertising expense.”

  3. “Those 3000 lost golf balls are a legitimate advertising deduction; they have my company name and phone number printed on each and every one of them.”

  4. “It was a lousy phone connection but it sounded like my accountant said he didn’t attend today’s meeting because something couldn’t fly or didn’t freeze over.”

  5. “I want to thank you all for these beautiful, custom made, ‘LEFT-HANDED’, retirement golf clubs.”

  6. “Yes Marv, . . . these clubs do look very similar to the ones I had you bring to my office from the seized property room.”

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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).