March 2015

Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 81

                               "Pizza every Thursday sounds great!

                      Start docking everyone's paycheck to pay for it."

                                                  (by Kalasher)


My original caption: "Here's a great suggestion: Reduce employee salaries by twenty percent and lay off half the work force. Oh, it's from me."


Congrats, Kelasher, you did it again! This is your ninth win -- proof positive that you are still one of the funniest people around.

Here are the other captions that were given serious consideration for top honors:

"It's the next clue to the Hidden Immunity Idol." (by Sharon -- for anyone who's been living on Mars for the last 20 years, the caption is a reference to the "Survivor" TV show)

"Could I suggest we offer a handwriting course?" (by Brendan Powers)

"There should be more transparency in the company. Signed, ANONYMOUS." (by Cary Antebi)

"We should clean this out more often: this one suggests we look into some new fangled machines that have keyboards, monitors, invisible files and talk to each other." (by Pete Critelli)

A new contest will be up shortly, so keep those keyboards warm and keep those funny captions coming in.


Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 81

Contest No. 81 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, March 24, 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.

Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 80

                      "That's not what I meant by emptying the trash!"

                                              (by John Platt)


My original caption: " 'I'll Google it' is your answer to everything, isn't it, Harvey?"


And it's another big win for John Platt -- his ninth one, actually. Congratulations, John, this is proof positive that you're still one of the funniest people around!

Here are the other captions that almost made it, but fell short by that much:

"Do you remember exercise and fresh air, or shall I Google them for you?" (by Pete Citrelli)

"Turn that off or I'll delete our love life." (by Ken Wilkinson)

"Your soup is getting cold and so is our sex life." (by Cary Antebi)

"Well this is code for, get off that computer or you'll be sleeping in that chair tonight!" (by Jonathan Stein)

"How about if one of us works away from home?" (also by Pete Citrelli)

"Ever since you discovered AOL you've been AWOL from your family." (also by Cary Antebi)

"Should I email you when dinner's ready?" (by Kelasher)


As for all those cracks about the ancient computer set-up depicted in the drawing, please remember that this old cartoon was drawn many, many years ago, when that antique monitor was probably state-of-the-art.

Thanks for all the submissions. Contest No. 81 will be coming up in a couple of weeks, or a fortnight, or 14 days, whichever comes first.