May 2020

Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 160

               "Stop worrying! I'm just waiting for the next Princess cruise."

                                           (by Brendan Gannon)

"No, I'm all alone . . . I got separated from all my relatives on the cruise ship, too!"

                                                (by Kay Ralph)

                              "Remember me? From the cruise ship?"

                                                  (by Elliot M)


Yes, the cruise ships have won the day, and it's a three-way tie! Congrats to Brendan Gannon (a three-time winner), Kay Ralph ( a five-time winner) and Elliot M (a first-timer!). You are definitely three of the funniest people around, so you can bask in the glory -- but remember to stay six feet apart, please.

Once again there were lots of good caption submissions. Here are the other ones that were under serious consideration:

"This island isn't big enough for the two of us." (by Kelasher)

"Where is your mask?" (by Diane)

"Nice try." (by Jonathan Stein)

"You've been alone for five years! You must be dying for some infection . . . er, I mean affection." (by Cary Antebi)

"Look on the bright side . . . you don't have to be quarantined." (also by Cary Antebi)

"And you thought getting ship wrecked sucked." (by Ronn Roxx)

"At least contact tracing won't be necessary." (by Sharon)

"Have any toilet paper?" (also by Sharon)

"I hope you've been taking your hydroxychloroquine." (by Gary)


"Nice try" everybody (as Jonathan Stein said). A new contest will be posted in just a few short weeks, so keep on the lookout for it. And remember to keep healthy!




Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 160

Contest No. 160 starts right now (another special pandemic contest).

Briefly, here are the details: Usually, I supply a drawing of one of my old cartoons that has never been published, leaving off my caption. For this contest, I'm supplying a new drawing. You are invited to submit your funniest captions. Simply (1) click on "Add New Comment" on the bottom of this posting. 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. However, no captions at all will be posted for the first few days of the 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, but I will only post and consider the first 15 captions from any contestant.

The cut-off time and date for you to send in your captions is midnight Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Shortly after that, the winner will be announced and the winning caption will be posted. I will be the sole judge and the winning caption will be the one I judge to be the funniest one submitted. Again, for this special contest only, I am not supplying an old cartoon of mine, so I do not have any original caption to reveal.

Below is the drawing that needs your funny captions.

Wow, this coronavirus is really getting around. Just a few weeks ago it was seen on a psychiatrist's couch, and now it's showing up on an almost deserted island. And it looks like it's actually communicating! What does it have to say? Well, that's up to you, captioneers. Good luck . . . and stay healthy!