March 2020

Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 158

Contest No. 158 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, March 31, 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. 157

                      "You'd better not have 76 trombones behind you!"

                                           (by Charles Vaughan)


My original caption: "All right, you got my attention. Now let's see your resume."



Yes, a new first time winner! Congratulations, Charles Vaughan, your 76 trombones were heard loud and clear. You can now join that happy band of brothers (and sisters) who revel in the knowledge that they are indeed one of the funniest people around. Well done!


These are the other captions that I was seriously considering:

"OK, OK, we'll fix the intercom!" (by Gayden Wren)

"We asked for a symbol of your devotion. A SYMBOL!" (by John Platt)

"Mr. Jenkins, I think it's time I give you your marching orders!" (by Ronn Roxx)

"Let me guess . . . you're applying for the position on the 'Energizer Bunny' account." (by Kay Ralph)

"OK, you've got my undivided attention. Now I'll get yours . . . YOU'RE FIRED!" (by Cary Antebi)


Contest No. 158 will appear in a short time. Keep a sharp eye out for it, and thanks for participating!