Florida Bar News, February 1, 1997

National Business Employment Weekly, November 20, 1988

Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 139

                               "The lineup is over, you can relax."

                                            (by Gayden Wren)


My original caption: "I see that prison hasn't affected your sense of humor."


Congrats, Gayden Wren. This is a big first victory for you, so you can now officially bask in the glory of being one of the funniest people around. Make the most of it!

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

"Sure, you crack me up, but obviously you didn't crack the judge up." (by Sharon)

"I see you have been applying the Rogaine I sent you." (by Jo Pette)

"When did you shave your head?" (by Rich Wolf)

"Has someone upset you dear, you're very Grouchy today?" (by ken wilkinson)

"Gee honey, I've heard of the witness protection program, but never for someone in prison." ( by Ronn Roxx)


Good work once again, captioneers. Look for Contest No. 140 in just a few short weeks.

Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 139

Contest No. 139 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, 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, October 16, 2018.  

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.


Bureau of Business Practice, 1991

Selling Power, 1998

Machine Design, February 21, 1991

Report to Legal Management, 1990

Dartnell, 1998

Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 138

               "How long have you had Reverend Roberts on speed dial?"

                                               (by Kay Ralph)


My original caption: "Darling, I have an important question to ask you. Could you please hold all phone calls?"


It's a big first victory for Kay Ralph! Congratulations, Kay, you've been submitting loads of captions for a long time now, and one of them finally clicked. You are now officially one of the funniest people around!

A word of advice for the future, Kay. You have to make sure your caption has the correct speaker. In this drawing, it's obviously the guy speaking -- but some of your captions had the girl speaking. As I've cautioned before, a gaffe like that would automatically disqualify a caption from consideration.

Here are the other submissions that were in the running:

"Do you really need to ask Siri's permission?" (by Richard Wolf)

"Darling, will you merge our cell-phone plans?" (by John Platt)

"Did your mother say 'yes'?" (by Carole)

"Which is more important, my proposal or calling your Mom?" (by Diane)

"And, if you say yes, I'll even buy you a SmartPhone to replace your flip phone." (by Gary)

Good work, captioneers. Be on the lookout for the the next contest -- it'll be posted shortly.


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