Eli’s Cartoon Caption Contest No. 193

Contest No. 193 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 “See Comments and Add Your Own”. 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. 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 reveal my original caption.

The cut-off time and date for you to send in your captions is midnight Wednesday, November 23, 2022.

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).

Below is the drawing that needs your funny captions. Good luck, Captioneers!

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Winner of Eli’s Cartoon Caption Contest No. 192

“I’m guessing calling security won’t work?”

(by Rich Wolf)

 

My original caption: “Miss Foster, send in someone I can damn with faint praise.”

 

Congratulations once again, Rich Wolf, on this, your lucky 13th victory. You were sort of on a roll recently with three consecutive wins in Contest Nos. 187, 188 and 189, and now here you go again. I guess there’s no question that you are definitely one of the funniest people around.

Here are the other caption entries which were under serious consideration for top honors:

“I understand that Mr. Oglethorpe is busy, Ms. Clark, but I really think this negotiation is one he should handle himself.” (by Gayden Wren)

“Is giving the devil his due tax-deductible?” (by Jonathan Stein)

“Miss Kerbobble, bring me a copy of the memo that discusses what’s in the corporate details!” (by Tim Collins)

“Marge, please take our new employee to his room on the lower level.” (by David Grand)

“Cancel my 1 o’clock, I’ve got a contract to write.” (by Sagie)

“I’ll be away from my desk for a helluva long time, Alice.” (by Pat Foley)

“We need to change our open door policy.” (by Michael Lomazow)

 

Be on the lookout for Contest No. 193, Captioneers. It’ll be posted soon. Thanks for participating!

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Eli’s Cartoon Caption Contest No. 192

Contest No. 192 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 “See Comments and Add Your Own”. 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. 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 reveal my original caption.

The cut-off time and date for you to send in your captions is midnight Wednesday, October 26, 2022.

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).

Below is the drawing that needs your funny captions. Good luck, Captioneers!

See Comments and Add Your Own

Winner of Eli’s Cartoon Caption Contest No. 191

“The ashtray is inconveniently located, however.”

(by Gayden Wren)

 

My original caption: “The engine is smoking again.”

 

Congratulations, Gayden Wren, on your third victory (previous wins were in Contests No. 171 and 139). Once again you can bask in the glory of knowing that you are one of the funniest people around. Have a cigar (but please don’t smoke it)!

I thought that there were some excellent entries submitted by you Captioneers this time. Here are the others that got me smiling enough to consider for top honors:

“He knows that smoking is no good for him, but it cuts down on his gasoline intake.” (by Diane)

“He spent a lot of time parked near a sexy Ferrari this morning.” (by Michael Lomazow)

“Can’t believe I won first prize . . . a ‘bottle of the bubbly’ and a ‘smokin hot car’!” (by Kay Ralph)

“Honey, I got a real steal at the Celebrity Auction . . . George Burn’s car!” (also by Kay Ralph)

“You can’t miss it, it’s Groucho Marx’s old car.” (by Pat Foley)

“Hurry, I can’t get my car to quit smoking!” (also by Pat Foley)

“You want to know if there’s smoke coming from the hood? Funny you should ask . . . ” (by Marc Eliot Stein)

“Is this AA1 Automotive Repair Help? The problem is a smoking car — I believe it’s coming from the giant cigar. No, I’m sure I don’t want AA’s!” (also by Kay Ralph)

“I think it just needs a brandy.” (by Rich Wolf)

 

The next Contest will be posted before you know it. Please be on the lookout for it and thank you for participating!

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Eli’s Cartoon Caption Contest No. 191

Contest No. 191 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 “See Comments and Add Your Own”. 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. 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 reveal my original caption.

The cut-off time and date for you to send in your captions is midnight Wednesday, September 28, 2022.

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).

Below is the drawing that needs your funny captions. Good luck, Captioneers!

See Comments and Add Your Own

Foreword

Welcome to the Eli Stein Cartoon archive. To begin, read my introduction and personal notes, and then please look at the cartoons, which are categorized by either decade, publication name or topic. I’ve included some personal comments, memories and photos below many of the cartoons. I’ll be adding cartoons, memories and photos ad infinitum. Remember, your comments are appreciated (just click on the “comment” link at the bottom of each post).
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