August 2019

Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 150

    "And to think, just a few years ago they said Antarctica was inhospitable."

                                           (by Jonathan Stein)


My original caption: "I could never figure out why that Federal Census Bureau makes such a big fuss over counting people every ten years."


At long last, it's a big third win for Jonathan Stein (his last win was back in Contest No. 109). Congrats, Jonathan -- your name is once again enshrined in the annals of "one of the funniest people around".

My original cartoon and caption is actually about 30 or 40 years old. It's just a coincidence that there's another "big fuss" surrounding the current census -- but then again, there's probably some kind of controversy over the census every time it's conducted.

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

"I'm either going to read Kant's 'Metaphysical Foundations of Natural Science', or just do nothing." (by Rich Wolf)

"Maybe we should get some cattle of something." (by Cary Antebi)

"This is not much of a wall, Senor!" (by Charles Vaughan)

"Are you fencing me in or fencing me out?" (by Diane)

Thanks to all you captioneers for participating. Look for the next Contest in just a few short weeks.




Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 150

Contest No. 150 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, August 20, 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.