November 2020

Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 167

                   "I never dreamed they would charge the entire firm!"

                                        (by Brendan Gannon)


My original caption: "And then I said to the judge, 'What part of my Not Guilty plea don't you understand, Dude?'."


Nice work on gaining your fourth victory, Brendan Gannon (your first win was back in Contest No. 130). Congrats -- once again you can proudly hold your head high, because you are definitely one of the funniest people around.

Here are the other entries that were under serious consideration:

"So then my friend says, you know the Trump White House is looking to hire some good people . . . " (by Marc Eliot Stein)

"Isn't wearing these hats punishment enough?" (by Rich Wolf)

"Wow! Who would have thought that in 2021 I'd be living with the president." (by Ronn Roxx)

"Any chance of de-funding these guards?" (by John Huckstep)

"I'm really starting to get into these casual Fridays!" (by Tim Collins)

"Apparently, the IRS can't take a joke." (by Michael Lomazow)


Yes, captioneers, another contest will certainly appear here shortly. Keep on the lookout for it and keep those funny captions coming.

Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 167

Contest No. 167 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, November 17, 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.

Alex Trebek cartoon from 1996

When I heard the sad news about the death of Jeopardy's Alex Trebek a couple of day's ago, I was reminded that I drew an Alex Trebek cartoon many years ago. It was published by The Florida Bar News on April 1, 1996, and it was long ago posted in my archive, along with some comments. I just thought that it might be of interest at this time, so I'm posting the cartoon again right here.

Rest in Peace, Alex Trebek.