Winner of Eli’s Cartoon Caption Contest No. 199

“Good job! The termites are now in control.”

(by Mark S.)


My original caption: “I’d give my right arm for a crack at that.”


Congratulations, Mark S., on your very first victory — the first of many, I hope. You have earned the bragging rights and you can shout it from the rooftops, because you are now officially one of the funniest people around.

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

“Even the termites are leaving.” (by Diane)

“Let us spray.” (by Pat Foley)

“Termites might just be the best thing that could happen to this place.” (by Lee Lacewell)

“We have a non-aggression pact.” (by Michael Lomazow)

“We are the Termite-inators, we’ll be back!” (by Kay Ralph) (very clever caption, Kay Ralph, but it was narrowly edged out by Mark S.’s caption)

Cartoon Caption Contest No. 200 will be coming up real soon. Hope I can find a decent drawing to inspire you Captioneers. Thanks for participating!

One Comment

  1. Thanks for the compliment, Mr. Stein… Shows I’m a Schwarzenegger buff,
    lol! Had fun with this one!

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