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Nutrition Health Review, 1983





Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 161


                     "The first day of school is always the toughest!"

                                            (by Kay Ralph)

 

My original caption: "I finally shouted 'Eureka' in the lab today, but it turned out to be an error."

 

Congratulations, Kay Ralph, on your sixth big win! Once again, and for the second consecutive contest, you have proved to be one of the funniest people around.

I must be getting soft in the head, or maybe it's my age finally catching up on me, but I was chuckling out loud at quite a few of the submissions for this one. There's no doubt that some of your captions were funnier than my original feeble effort from about 40 years ago (no wonder it never sold to any publication). A slew of your captions were Covid-19 carry-overs, a few others were protest-related, and there was even a werewolf or two. Good work!

Here are the other captions that I was seriously considering for top honors:

"Not the best job interview, I'll admit." (by John Platt)

"Maybe this is the wrong time to be a door-to-door salesman." (also by John Platt)

"Guess what . . . I got the position in the Chemistry Department!" (also by Kay Ralph)

"All in all . . . it was a fairly peaceful demonstration!" (also by Kay Ralph)

"Turns out I'm allergic to hand sanitizer!" (by Tim Collins)

"Trump may be on to something! Day two on Chloroquine, and so far, so good!" (also by Tim Collins)

"Don't worry, I covered it with a bandaid." (by Becca)

"I found out the hard way that 5' 11" isn't enough. It's got to be a full 6'." (by Cary Antebi)

"I hate getting stuck in traffic when the full moon rises." (also by Cary Antebi)

"I came close to getting fired today. Thankfully they just tarred and feathered me." (also by Cary Antebi)

"There was a minor mishap at the fireworks factory today." (by Ronn Roxx)

"I'm gonna need a bigger Band-Aid!" (also by Ronn Roxx)

"I'm wondering . . . do you think I need to upgrade my PPE?" (by Gary)

 

A new contest will show up in just a few short weeks, captioneers. Keep plugging away . . . and keep healthy!

 

 

 




Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 161


Contest No. 161 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. 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, 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, June 16, 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.




Dartnell, 1986





Report to Legal Management, 1986





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!

 




Dartnell, 1994





Bureau of Business Practice, 1988





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