September 2020

Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 165

                                           "Can we visit 2019?"

                                                 (by Kelasher)


My original caption: "The problem is I'm going on an ego trip and he's going on a guilt trip."


Hearty congratulations, Kelasher, on your big victory (win number twelve, according to my calculations). Once again, you have proven to the world that you are indeed one of the funniest people around.

These are the other captions that, in my humble opinion, merited serious consideration for top honors:

"Would you consider giving my husband a 'partial refund' . . . for the distance he had to swim back to shore?" (by Kay Ralph)

"We'd like to go somewhere more relaxing, like the tip of an active volcano." (by Marc Eliot Stein)

"Do you have any vacations that don't require leaving our house?" (by Jonathan Stein)

"Oh no, don't bother with the cruise cancellation insurance he said. What could possibly go wrong he said." (by Ronn Roxx)

"Does a singles cruise to Cancun meet the minimum guidelines for social distancing from my husband?" (by Charles Vaughan)

"Stop pushing your romantic destinations . . . we've been married for 35 years." (by Cary Antebi)

"He's only going to be happy if you can offer him a time travel package away from the year 2020." (by Gary)


There'll be a new contest popping up in just a few short weeks. Keep up the good work, Captioneers!

Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 165

Contest No. 165 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, September 22, 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.