October 2017

Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 125

                               "This igloo is much bigger than it looks."

                                                    (by Diane)

                                         "It's bigger on the inside."

                                                  (by Kelasher)


My original caption: "That's all I have in your price range."


Yes, it's another tie! Diane (second-time winner) and Kelasher (tenth-time winner) entered very similar captions, and it was impossible to choose between them. Congrats to both of you -- once again, you are truly two of the funniest people around.

I thought that there were lots of good captions submitted this time. Here are the ones that "almost made it":

"Air-conditioning is not included." (also by Diane)

"... And it comes with a deluxe refrigerator!" (by Brendan Gannon)

"You should have told me you were looking for a 2-story house." (by Clara DiDonato)

"I'm sorry, it doesn't come with a fireplace." (by Rich Wolf)

"I know the price is high, but remember, location, location, location." (also by Diane)

"I promise you, with global warming, this'll be beach front property in no time." (by Jonathan Stein)

"Sorry, none of the homes here come with fireplaces." (by Cary Antebi)

"This is our high tech model. We call it the I-gloo." (also by Cary Antebi)

"No, I'm sorry, it doesn't have a basement." (by mel tanenbaum)

Good work, captioneers -- look for the next contest in just a couple of weeks. 




Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 125

Contest No. 125 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. Also, no captions at all will be posted for the first few days of each contest.  This is to give everybody a chance to submit their spontaneous, gut-instinct caption without fear of discovering that it was ripped off by somebody else's similar spontaneous, gut-instinct caption. This is an equal opportunity contest!

There is no limit on the number of captions you can enter for each drawing, but I will only post and consider the first 15 captions from any contestant. 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, October 24, 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.

Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 124

                                      "I meant please don't ask any!"

                                                  (by Rich Wolf)


My original caption: "But, sir, all I said was 'How do you do?'!"


Nice going, Rich Wolf -- it's a first win for you! You now join the ranks of one of the funniest people around. Congratulations!

I honestly feel that my original caption from many, many decades ago, as shown above, is funnier than any of the captions submitted by you captioneers. But what do I know? Scores of Cartoon Editors rejected my cartoon over the years. As I say in the rules of this contest, it was never bought or printed,  by even the lowest publication. So who's right -- me or them?

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

"I assure you everyone will ask that, Mr. Schemiel." (by Brendan Gannon -- by the way, Brendan, I believe that name should rightly be "Schlemiel")

"No, the sign means, don't you ask any embarrassing questions!" (by Tim Collins -- a caption that was very similar to Rich Wolf's, but I thought Wolf's wording was funnier)

"But I ask everyone if they would like a lollipop." (by Cary Antebi)

"When I asked you your name, how was I to know it's Sue?" (also by Cary Antebi)

A new contest will appear in just a few short weeks -- thanks to all of you for participating.