August 2012

Union Communication, December 2003

Caption: "Love your counter-proposal to the union! It's gibberish, of course, but it'll keep them busy for a while."

Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 40

"She's definitely contributing to global warming."

(by Cary Antebi)


My original caption: "I like her frontal system!"


Congratulations, Cary Antebi, this is your tenth winning caption, so here at Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest you definitely deserve the title of one of the funniest people around.

Well, I guess we were all on the same wavelength here: cold fronts, warm fronts, hot fronts, her front! Even though a few of the captions submitted were very close to my original caption, I went with Cary Antebi's "global warming" slant. It just barely beat out Caryn's excellent caption, "I have 8 more hours of this on tape!"

Other captions that were in the running:

"Cold fronts, warm fronts . . . . . . heck, I'm only interested in her front." (by Tom Nelson)

"You've got to admit it . . . she's got great statistics." (by Cary Antebi)

"TV is great for keeping us abreast of the weather, don't you think?????" (by Dom Mancino)

And then there was Levi's caption: "I hope the weather will be good for our gay wedding this weekend, and I wish this news show would hire some better looking weather reporters!"  Actually, this was a very nice try and certainly showed a great deal of original out-of-the-box thinking -- but it just fell short as a winner.

Contest No. 41 will be up before you know it -- keep up the good work!




Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 40

Contest No. 40 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 "Add New Comment". Then (2) scroll down past any other submitted captions and type in your name and your caption in the spaces provided. Then (3) enter the anti-spam security code that assures me that you're a human being and not a machine, and (4) click "Save". 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, August 28, 2012.

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

This is the drawing that needs your funny caption. Now's the time to go dig in your trunk for all those old TV cliches, all those old weather forecasting cliches and even all those old wisecracking-guys-with-nothing-but-sex-on-their-minds cliches. Good luck!

Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 39

"It's on temporary loan!"

(by Melissa)


My original caption: "I told you it was one of da Vinci's earliest works."


Congratulations again, Melissa -- this is your third win, so you are definitely one of the funniest people around!

It was a close call between Melissa's winning entry and "It's from Picasso's White and Cold period." (by Kelasher). I really liked them both.

Other captions that were under serious consideration:

"It's called 'A Study on the Impermanence of Art', and it only cost $1 million!" (by Jonathan Stein)

"It's Rodin's first attempt at 'The Thinker'." (by Cary Antebi)

I thought this drawing would generate lots of caption responses, but strangely enough, many people told me they studied it for a long, long time and came up with . . . absolutely nothing! So I'm still at a loss trying to figure out what kind of drawing will stimulate your funnybones. I can't imagine that a simple drawing, without any gimmicks, like of a husband talking to his wife, or a doctor talking to a patient, or a teacher talking to a student, would inspire anyone. But maybe I should give simplicity a try and see what happens.

I'll be thinking about that when I select the drawing for the next contest.