Eli’s Cartoon Caption Contest No. 212

Contest No. 212 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, 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 will 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. Every posted caption has a notation as to the date and time it was received. 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 am the sole judge and the winning caption will be the one I deem 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, May 8, 2024.

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


  1. “Unless that’s my ‘New Year’s Resolution Note Book’ . . . you’re in BIG trouble.”

  2. “If that’s your ‘AKC Registration Papers’, your life as a pure-bred stud just ended before it started.”

  3. “Yes, I do mean you . . . you are the only ‘Bowser’ in the house aren’t you?”

  4. You’re a bad dog, Fido. You ripped up your adoption papers. Now you have to go back to the kennel.

  5. “No, I ‘DO NOT’ believe this is the result of your attempt to ‘DOG-EAR’ a couple of your favorite articles!”

  6. “If that’s not my ‘New Year’s List of Resolutions’ you’re in a lot of trouble.”

  7. “As soon as I figure out what that was I’ll let you know if you’re a ‘BAD BOY’ or a ‘GOOD BOY’.”

  8. “If that’s my new ‘Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Magazine’, you won’t be getting a fair trial anytime soon.”

  9. “If you plead guilty now I’ll ask for any sentence handed down to be served in dog years.”

  10. “If you confess now I’ll petition the court to allow your sentence to be served in dog years.”

  11. “If you miss the due date at the library, you are responsible for any late fees.”

  12. “You have been found guilty…the jury found many “shreds of evidence” to convict !!!”

  13. “Remember Sparky, as a retired taxidermist I’m still in the habit of saving paper scraps as stuffing.”

  14. You easily passed your paper training but now you gotta do better in destroying these classified documents if you want to make it through paper shredder training!

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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).