June 2018

Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 135

         1) "Hi Mom! Do you know how you said I'd be canonized one day?"

                          2) "I was hired and fired in the same day!"

                                        (both by Richard Wolf)


My original caption: "Great news, dear! I've been fired!"


Wow, this guy Richard Wolf is smokin' hot! This is his third straight win, with not one, but two great captions, and it's his fourth win overall! Congrats, Richard -- you doubly earned the title this time -- you're definitely one of the funniest people around.

I hesitated using this drawing for my Caption Contest for a long, long time. I figured that my original caption was so obvious that everybody would just dash it off and send it in, and that would make for a very boring contest. Well, you captioneers certainly proved me wrong. Sure, a few of you came up with variations on my caption . . .  and Richard Wolf even took it a step further in one of his winning captions . . . but all in all, the submitted captions showed some interesting initiatives.

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

"You were right, Mom, I should have become an accountant." (by Cary Antebi)

"I don't think Vaping is any safer!" (by Kay Ralph)

"You're my agent, Harry. what do you suggest for an encore?" (also by Kay Ralph)

"No, I said 'HIGHER', not 'FIRE'!" (by Tim Collins)

"Well, Marcia, contrary to how you feel, I've just proven I'm not a dud." (also by Cary Antebi)

"Yes, dear, I have one more act in about five minutes, so I should be home in about six minutes." (by mel tananbaum)

Nice work, folks -- be on the lookout for the next contest, coming up soon.


Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 135

Contest No. 135 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 may 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, June 26, 2018.  

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. 

Dartnell, 1998

Explanation: This cartoon was printed in 1998, when just logging onto the internet was a major hassle.