February 2011

Bell Telephone oif Pennsylvania, 1986


Another cartoon drawn on assignment for a Bell Telephone Co. conference newspaper. The theme of the conference was that each and every employee was an important "stakeholder" in the company.

Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 18

captioncontest181.jpg "Did you mean to include an irrational figure in your equation?" (by Kelasher)

My original caption: "Er . . . back up a little, you lost me somewhere."

So congratulations, Kelasher -- this is your fifth win and you certainly deserve to consider yourself one of the funniest people around.

This turned out to be a tough one to judge -- many similar captions, but not a single one that stood out.

Some of the other captions I was considering: Of course, Matt's extended caption (which I won't repeat here) -- a very good entry that brought a smile to my face, but still didn't quite make it. Frank's "Godrey, my man, I must say the figures are astounding.", and Cary Antebi's "Amazing, when you add her to the equation . . . 1 +1 doesn't equal 2!"

To all of you who are positive that YOUR caption should have won, well, that's the cartoon business for you -- always irrational.

Don't ever give up --a new contest will appear shortly.

Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 18

Cartoon Caption Contest No. 18 starts right now.

Briefly, 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. Simply (1) click on 'COMMENTS' underneath the current drawing. Then (2) scroll down past all the other comments and type in your name and your caption in the spaces provided. Then (3) enter the anti-spam security word that assures me that you're a human being and not a machine, and (4) click 'Submit'. There is no limit on the number of captions you can submit for each drawing.

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 print my original caption. The cut-off time and date for you to submit your captions for this contest is midnight, Tuesday February 15, 2011.

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).

Additional rules and regulations, for those of you who need such things, can be found here.

Here's the drawing for this contest -- can't wait to see your captions!captioncontest18.jpg

Bell Telephone of Pennsylvania, 1986


Another cartoon drawn on assignment for a Bell Telephone Co. conference newspaper. The theme was that all employees of the company, from the top to the bottom, were "stakeholders" in the company. So why not the computers, also?