May 2019

Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 147

                               "Isn't this, I don't know, overkill?"

                                             (by John Platt)

                       "The gun is kind of overkill, don't you think?"

                                             (by Rich Wolf)


My original caption: "This isn't at all the way I imagined it would be."


Okay, a tie it is. Congratulations, John Platt (fifteenth win) and Rich Wolf (fifth win)! Their captions were quite similar, but I know there was no sneaky copying or collusion involved, because I didn't post any captions at all until May 24th, long after both of these entries were submitted. So, John and Rich, the two of you are definitely once again in that honored club: you are two of the funniest people around.

For some reason, many of you captioneers ignored the gun in the Grim Reaper's hand, and then just treated this as a simple GR situation. And a few of you even had the GR speaking, which was a plausible interpretation, I guess.

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

"Well, definitely my money." (by Gayden Wren)

"Yes! Yes! I've cheated Death many times but that's no reason to make this personal!" (by Brendan Gannon)

"Can we at least wait to see if the Rogaine actually works!?" (by Ronn Roxx)

"Seems you're buying me a shiny new scythe." (by Sagie Tvizer)

"You are too late, my wife took it all, 'body and soul'." (by Diane)

"This has been a great near-death experience. Catch you later?" (by Sharon)


The next contest will be posted soon -- keep on the lookout for it. Thanks for participating.



Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No.147

Contest No. 147 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. You will also be asked to verify that you are a human being and not a robot. Please follow the instructions in the "Captcha" box. 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, May 28, 2019.   

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. 146

           "Graffiti, sir, is not part of this interview for painting our offices."

                                                (by Diane)


My original caption: "Can I assume that you're here to apply for the opening in our Graphics Department?"


Nice going, Diane, for your fourth win . . . okay, one of them was a tie for first place, but it was still a win! Once again you have proved to be one of the funniest people around.

Not too many submissions this time around. Did you all draw a blank on the gag possibilities in the drawing? Anyway, here are the other captions that were in the running:

"Let me clarify the form you need to fill out." (by Gayden Wren)

"I MEANT . . . SIGN your name on the paper, MR. BUZZ, and, NO EMOJIS!" (by Kay Ralph)

"The boss prefers to have your career details on the job application form." (by Kenneth Wilkinson)

"Normally we ask for a candidate's resume on paper." (by Bruce Morgenstern)

"I take it you weren't hired?" (by Rich Wolf)

"Would you like a coloring book while you wait for your interview?" (by Mel Tanenbaum)


Thanks for participating, everyone. The next Contest will be up shortly, so be on the lookout for it.