January 2020

Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 156

Contest No. 156 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, February 4, 2020.   

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. 155

                      "I'll take 10,000 dollars and you can keep those

                           photos from last years Christmas party."

                                              (by Ronn Roxx)


My original caption: "Well, I warned you it was a personal check."


Congratulations, Ronn Roxx, on this, your fourth win. It's a new year, and right now you've got a lock on being one of the funniest people around . . .  in 2020!

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

"You read it right, lady . . . hand over all your complimentary pens, toasters and calendars, in an unmarked bag . . . and no one gets hurt." (by Kay Ralph)

"We have to stop meeting like this, I am running out of money." (by Diane)

"I'll take the first hundred thousand in singles and the rest in fives." (by Mel Tannenbaum)


Once again, there were very few captions submitted for this contest, and the pickings were indeed slim. I hope this is not a harbinger of the future. Where are all the Captioneers? Where are all the funny captions? As my fourth-grade teacher always used to tell me, "You are not working up to your full potential."

Nevertheless, rest assured that Contest No. 156 will be posted shortly.