August 2015

Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 88

    "Perhaps we SHOULD keep the safe locked when the cleaning crew is here."

                                            (by Bruce Morgenstern)


My original caption: "Then . . . then my loan is approved?"


Congratulations, Bruce Morgenstern, on your very first win! You have now joined that elite group -- you are officially one of the funniest people around.


As for my original caption, which is over sixty years old, I still kind of like it. Too bad I never re-drew it in all those years -- I'm sure it would have sold somewhere.

Here are the other captions I was considering for First Prize:

"That's not the kind of raise I had in mind." (by Andrew Bramley)

"One man's trash is another man's cash!" (by Melissa)

"I assume the ATM machine is down again." (by Cary Antebi)

"I am attracting money into my life . . . I am attracting money into my life . . . I am attracting money into my life . . . hey, this Law of Attraction stuff works!" (by Sharon)

"Sorry -- I know you're trying to impress me. But it's Monopoly money." (by Howard Garrett)

Thanks for your captions. The next contest will be up in a couple of weeks or so.



Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 88

Contest No. 88 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, August 25, 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. This one is REALLY old -- it's rubber-stamped on the back with an address, in Brooklyn, where I lived more than 60 years ago! Let's see what you can do with it.