Selling Power, January/February 1992





Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 148


                           "I can't wait to get out of here next week.

                          I really need to update my Myspace page!"

                                          (by Ronn Roxx)

 

My original caption: "Yes, for a while there, I was on the round-up-the-usual-suspects 'A' list."

 

Congratulations, Ronn Roxx, on this, your third victory! Once again, your Myspace page can announce to the world that you are one of the funniest people around.

These are the other caption submissions that I was seriously considering for top honors:

"This is the life. No rent, no bills, and free health care." (by Diane)

"Talk about your 'Small World', you worked for Trump, too?" (by Kay Ralph)

"I'm just here for the free haircuts." (by Richard Wolf)

"So, do you think it is too late to enter the Democratic primary?" (by Kelasher)

"Oh, it's just bank fraud, a few hundred million. It paid for my lawyers. I'll be out any day now." (by Jonathan Stein)

"I told the judge I was taking the fifth. Then I picked it up and made a run for it." (by Charles Vaughan)

"I'm in for contempt of court. I told the judge she looked fat in that robe." (by Mel Tanenbaum)

"It's mostly non-violent here, except for occasional pillow fights." (by Cary Antebi)

 

Thanks for your paricipation, captioneers. Look for the next Contest in a few short weeks.




Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 148


Contest No. 148 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 25, 2019.   

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.




Parts Pups, 1985





Community Press Service, 1998





Community Press Service, 1987





Dartnell, February 28, 1990





Dartnell, 1996





Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 147


                               "Isn't this, I don't know, overkill?"

                                             (by John Platt)

                       "The gun is kind of overkill, don't you think?"

                                             (by Rich Wolf)

 

My original caption: "This isn't at all the way I imagined it would be."

 

Okay, a tie it is. Congratulations, John Platt (fifteenth win) and Rich Wolf (fifth win)! Their captions were quite similar, but I know there was no sneaky copying or collusion involved, because I didn't post any captions at all until May 24th, long after both of these entries were submitted. So, John and Rich, the two of you are definitely once again in that honored club: you are two of the funniest people around.

For some reason, many of you captioneers ignored the gun in the Grim Reaper's hand, and then just treated this as a simple GR situation. And a few of you even had the GR speaking, which was a plausible interpretation, I guess.

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

"Well, definitely my money." (by Gayden Wren)

"Yes! Yes! I've cheated Death many times but that's no reason to make this personal!" (by Brendan Gannon)

"Can we at least wait to see if the Rogaine actually works!?" (by Ronn Roxx)

"Seems you're buying me a shiny new scythe." (by Sagie Tvizer)

"You are too late, my wife took it all, 'body and soul'." (by Diane)

"This has been a great near-death experience. Catch you later?" (by Sharon)

 

The next contest will be posted soon -- keep on the lookout for it. Thanks for participating.

 

 




Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No.147


Contest No. 147 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, May 28, 2019.   

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.




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