Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 122

Contest No. 122 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. 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 caption. This is an equal opportunity contest!

There is no limit on the number of captions you can 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 22, 2017.  

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.


As you can see, I am in desperate need of funds for a backyard pool.

I never had a wife and children. This woman advertised that she wanted a husband and asked $10,000, and would take her wonderful children as well. Please loan me $10,000.

We need a pool, can you take them as collateral?

Take my wife, please!!

"Have you seen the price of lobster rolls lately?"

"We can afford the clothes, it's the vacation that's the problem."

Can I use them as collateral until the Summer ends?

I told them you bought a big bond pool with my retirement account. Now they want in!

"Uh . . That wasn't exactly the collateral I was thinking"

"Let's just say I don't want to be drowning in debt."

"We like to look at things with a pool half-full attitude."

"Cash works."

You can loan them Monday to Friday but Saturday and Sunday they come home with me.

Happy wife happy life.

"I'd like to leave them here as collateral so I can take a vacation by myself."

"Believe me, taking this vacation is an emergency."

"It was either a loan for my heart operation or a cruise to the Bahamas...The family chose the cruise."

"OK, forget the loan, how about a ballpark estimate then"?

"But DAD, it's for your grandkids"!

"Name your chotchke knick-knack and will bring it back for you"!

"Name your Tchotchke knick-knack and will bring it back for you"!

"Prime Rate, plus 3 points, that seems a little Trumpish"!

"If I can't get a loan, can we come over to your house in Sundays to use your pool?"

"The family has outgrown the kiddie pool."

"As they say, 'One cannot live on bread alone'"

"This default clause about "first born male child" seem a bit harsh"!

"Can I substitute my mother-in-law for the "first born
child" clause in case of default, she's in the car"!

They're following me everywhere waiting for me to say "Marco" so they can say "Polo".

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