January 2015

Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 78

                                    "No, YOU hang up first. No, You!"

                                                     (by Sharon)


My original caption: "No word yet from the Governor, but your credit has been pre-approved."


This is your fourth win, Sharon -- congratulations! You may once again bask in the glory of being one of the funniest people around.

My original caption may be puzzling to some of you. The explanation is that the gag was created about 25 years ago, when credit card companies were flooding everybody's mailboxes to let us know that it would be a simple matter to open up a credit card account, because "your credit has been pre-approved". We don't seem to get too many of those solicitations any more.

There were loads of captions to choose from, and these are the other ones that were under serious consideration for top prize:

"Thanks for visiting me. You're a good husband." (by Howard Garrett)

"It's like Skype!" (also by Sharon)

"I told you not to touch that mattress tag." (by Brendan Powers)

"Next time, just stick to stealing pens from the bank." (by Cary Antebi)

"I've decided to join your loot in the Caimans." (by Pete Critelli) -- and I think that should be Cayman's, by the way.

". . . and not only that, but now he's going to try to raise the tax on capital gains." (by Bruce Morgenstern)

"So now you know that Sony is serious about hacking their Sesame Street website." (by Art Perez)

Lots of good effort here. Be on the lookout for Contest No. 79, coming up soon.

Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 78

Contest No. 78 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) click "Save". Your caption (or captions) will be posted after I review your submission.

There is no limit on the number of captions you can enter 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 send in your captions for this contest is midnight Tuesday, January 20, 2015.

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.

Below is the drawing that needs your caption.