August 2020

Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 164

"In other news, spontaneous rigor mortis continues to plague the tri-state area."

                                                (by Rich Wolf)


My original caption: "ATTENTION, TAX CHEATERS . . . !"


Good work, Rich Wolf -- this is your eighth win, and you can once again bask in the glory of being one of the funniest people around. Congratulations!

Lots of election captions this time, and of course a few on the pandemic. Unfortunately, none of them made it to the top.

Here are the other captions that almost made the grade:

" . . . and that's tonight's news. We tell it like it is, so you can sit back and relax!" (by Brendan Gannon)

"We know little about the corona virus but doctors are now saying you can catch it from your local anchor man." (by Cary Antebi)

"Give it a try . . . the newest craze . . . 'Planking for seniors'!" (by Kay Ralph)

"A relaxation exercise for these difficult times: tense up, tense up, tense up . . . good! Now relax. I said, relax. Are you okay, sir? (by Sharon)

"Coming up, signs that you may be getting too much iron." (by Keith Huie)


A new contest will be up in a few short weeks -- thanks for keeping those captions coming!




Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 164

Contest No. 164 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. However, 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 25, 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.