February 2017

Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 114

Contest No. 114 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 is midnight Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

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 funny captions. This is a really old drawing of mine, going back many, many decades -- it was even finished off with a brush rather than a pen, since I was experimenting with such things a long time ago. As for the subject matter, well, you know what we gag cartoonists always like to say: "When you have nothing else, you can't go wrong if you throw in a psychiatrist."  Have fun with it.

Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 113

             "I'm keeping track. Matthew has two more minutes of time out."

                                                 (by sharon)

                    "He's so sensitive. All I said was, 'Can you move a 

                                   little, you're blocking my view'."

                                              (by Cary Antebi)


My original caption: "I'm beginning to have serious doubts about his leadership ability."


Once again, it's a two-way tie -- something we haven't had since Contest No. 91. Congratulations, sharon (fifth victory) and Cary Antebi (twenty-sixth victory) -- you've earned the right to share in the glory of being two of the funniest people around!

By the way, captioneers, this contest saw a slew of funny captions, so you can all be proud as punch. Here are the others that I was seriously considering for top honors:

"Who's the clown-fish in the back?" (by Tim Collins)

"Ed's just not cut out for the Sychronized Swimming competition." (also by Cary Antebi)

"I hope this will help him get rid of his narcissistic tendancies." (by Andrew Bramley)

"Wow. These high school reunions get larger every year." (also by sharon)

"Christmas is over . . . next the menorah! Then we have to make the Valentine's heart." (by Eric Bjorklund)

"These are my new Fishbook Friends." (by Ken Wilkinson)

And a special appreciative shout-out to Gary, who slipped this caption in exactly seven minutes before the closing deadline: "That's the big fish, Betsy DeVos, leading the way in the wrong direction . . . and there goes our school!"  Yes, yesterday Ms. DeVos was confirmed for her Education slot in President Trump's cabinet, with Vice-President Pence casting the tie-breaking vote. Gary's caption never could have won the contest, of course, but at least it got a great big smile from me.

The new contest will be up in a couple of weeks -- be on the lookout and keep those funny captions coming!