November 2017

Computer problem


It looks like computer problems will delay the start of the next Cartoon Caption Contest for a while.

In the meantime, I'll try to continue to keep posting my published cartoons every few days, as I've been doing all along, to keep my archive going. 

I don't know how long it will take to resolve the problems -- hopefully it will just be a matter of days -- so please keep checking in. The Contest will be back as soon as possible. 

Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 126

            "Life line . . . good. Heart line . . . great. Landline . . . crummy!

                                    Time to get a cell phone."

                                          (by Cary Antebi)


My original caption: "A complete reading is fifty dollars, but there's a five dollar mail-in rebate."


Well, now it's twenty-nine wins for Cary Antebi!! I guess I don't have to re-assure you, Cary, that you are one of the funniest people around. And thanks for setting such a high standard for all the other captioneers to aspire to.

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

"I must be having a 'senior-gypsy' moment, I'm not getting a thing!" (by Tim Collins)

"I see death and some taxes in your future." (by Rich Wolf)

"That's $45 for the thumb and $5 for each additional digit." (also by Cary Antebi)

"If you don't hand me some more money, I'm afraid your future may get out of hand." (by Gary)

That's it for another couple of weeks, captioneers. Be on the lookout for Contest #127, and thanks to everybody who participated.


Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 126

Contest No. 126 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, November 14, 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.