July 2015

Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 87


                                 "You got ANYTHING digital here?"

                                              (by Cary Antebi)

                                            "Where do I login?"

                                           (by Brendan Powers)


My original caption: "I don't suppose you would have a computer with a 700 MHZ processor, 128 MB of memory, 12 GB of disk space and a DVD-ROM drive?"


It's been a while since I had to declare a tie for the winning caption, but here it is again. Cary Antebi has won again (for the twenty-second time) and Brendan Powers has his very first win. Congrats -- both of you now get bragging rights as two of the funniest people around!

My original caption really dates my cartoon -- about twenty years old, I would say. I'm sure I just lifted all the "MHZ", "MB" and "GB" info from the latest computer catalog that I could find at that time. I'm glad I never had to explain what all that stuff meant.

Here are the other captions that I was considering for top honors:

"I'm interested in buying the garage but why is there so much junk everywhere?" (by Anonymous)

"I'll take the garage." (by Jonathan Stein)

"Madam, I was robbed 3 weeks ago and those are the items that were stolen." (by Howard Garrett)

"I don't think this is how Microsoft started out of a garage." (also by Cary Antebi)

"When is this through, Mother? I'd like my room back." (also by Brendan Powers)

"Mum, if I was you, I'd put the letter B in the middle of Garage." (by Ken Wilkinson)

"Let's see, Mom -- Garage Sale today, Canasta game yesterday, any other big summer excitement planned for us?" (by Gary)


Good work! The new contest will be up sometime in August -- be on the lookout for it.

Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 87

Contest No. 87 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, July 28, 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. 86

                                      "He loves it. We'll take it."

                                             (by Cary Antebi)


My original caption: "Is it a strong fabric? He does a lot of groveling."


Yes, Cary Antebi's last-minute entry has won it all (it was literally last-minute -- submitted at 11:59 Tuesday night). So congrats once again, Cary -- this is your record-breaking twenty-first win, solidifying your entitlement to be called one of the funniest people around.

I'll admit that my original caption was rather pathetic. I realize now that instead of drawing up the cartoon and hoping to sell it, I should have just offered it as a gag to Bunny Hoest and John Reiner for "The Lockhorns". The gag is so typical of what they do, I'm sure they would have snapped it up.

Here are the runner-up captions that I was considering:

"It'll cost extra for a toupee." (by Rebecca)

"Don't be upset -- self-reflection has never been his strong suit." (by Bruce Morgenstern)

"I think it would look better on you. Would you mind trying it on?" (by Andrew Bramley)

"Could you dim the lights, the reflection off my husband's head is giving me double vision." (by ken wilkinson)

"You look just like your dad." (by Kelasher)

"You're a good salesman. We came to this store to buy him a handkerchief." (by Howard Garrett)

"No! No! I was hoping for more of a Brad Pitt Look." (by Jo Pette)

"Every time he buys a suit he does this routine with his twin brother." (by Tim Collins)


A new contest will be up in a couple of weeks. Get ready for it!