September 2018

Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 138

               "How long have you had Reverend Roberts on speed dial?"

                                               (by Kay Ralph)


My original caption: "Darling, I have an important question to ask you. Could you please hold all phone calls?"


It's a big first victory for Kay Ralph! Congratulations, Kay, you've been submitting loads of captions for a long time now, and one of them finally clicked. You are now officially one of the funniest people around!

A word of advice for the future, Kay. You have to make sure your caption has the correct speaker. In this drawing, it's obviously the guy speaking -- but some of your captions had the girl speaking. As I've cautioned before, a gaffe like that would automatically disqualify a caption from consideration.

Here are the other submissions that were in the running:

"Do you really need to ask Siri's permission?" (by Richard Wolf)

"Darling, will you merge our cell-phone plans?" (by John Platt)

"Did your mother say 'yes'?" (by Carole)

"Which is more important, my proposal or calling your Mom?" (by Diane)

"And, if you say yes, I'll even buy you a SmartPhone to replace your flip phone." (by Gary)

Good work, captioneers. Be on the lookout for the the next contest -- it'll be posted shortly.

Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 138

Contest No. 138 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, September 18, 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.