Cartoon Caption Contests

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.






Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 146


           "Graffiti, sir, is not part of this interview for painting our offices."

                                                (by Diane)

 

My original caption: "Can I assume that you're here to apply for the opening in our Graphics Department?"

 

Nice going, Diane, for your fourth win . . . okay, one of them was a tie for first place, but it was still a win! Once again you have proved to be one of the funniest people around.

Not too many submissions this time around. Did you all draw a blank on the gag possibilities in the drawing? Anyway, here are the other captions that were in the running:

"Let me clarify the form you need to fill out." (by Gayden Wren)

"I MEANT . . . SIGN your name on the paper, MR. BUZZ, and, NO EMOJIS!" (by Kay Ralph)

"The boss prefers to have your career details on the job application form." (by Kenneth Wilkinson)

"Normally we ask for a candidate's resume on paper." (by Bruce Morgenstern)

"I take it you weren't hired?" (by Rich Wolf)

"Would you like a coloring book while you wait for your interview?" (by Mel Tanenbaum)

 

Thanks for participating, everyone. The next Contest will be up shortly, so be on the lookout for it.






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 146


Contest No. 146 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, April 30, 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.

 






Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 145


       "Under the new health and safety guidelines, all employees must wear

                   hair nets during work hours. Are there any questions?"

                                           (by Jack Brumagin)

 

My original caption: "All right, it looks like the no-hair's . . . er, I mean, the no's have it."

 

Wow, two consecutive wins by Jack Brumagin! Congrats, Jack, once again you have proved to be one of the funniest people around. Sorry, you haven't broken any records yet (the record is four consecutive wins), but you're on the way to getting your name immortalized in the statistics book.

It looks like most of you targeted in on the baldies (potties got a few good mentions in the captions, also). Here are the other submissions that I was seriously considering this time:

"Anyone else in favor of the Rogaine merger?" (by Brendan Gannon)

"What part of, 'everyone must try out the new hair removal laser,' did you three not understand?" (by Alex Hiott)

"Does anyone know why it's so bright in here?" (by Griffen Riccio)

"All in favor of adding toupees as an accepted item in the dress code?" (by Ava Groth)

"Would anyone like to share their thoughts on our recent decision to test hair products on humans instead of animals?" (also by Jack Brumagin)

 

Thanks for participating, captioneers. Be on the lookout for the next contest -- it'll be up before you know it.

 






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 145


Contest No. 145 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, April 2, 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.






Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 144


                "Do you need me to explain Casual Fridays to you again?"

                                           (by Jack Brumagin)

 

My original caption: "Do you have a resume?"

 

Congratulations, Jack Brumagin, on your big first win. You beat out a big field of caption submissions, and you can now bask in the glory of officially being one of the funniest people around!

As I said, there were lots of funny entries this time, and it was difficult to single out just one. Here are the other captions I was considering -- three or four of them just narrowly missed out:

"Your credentials are impressive. Can you start immediately on the knight shift?" (by Eric Bjorklund)

"No, we do not discriminate against transroyal persons in our hiring process." (by David Grand)

"I'm sorry, sir, but the current king already has an heir." (by Gayden Wren)

"This isn't what corporate had in mind for dress down Fridays." (by Rich Wolf)

"It's come to my attention that you don't work well with others!" (by Tim Collins)

"I'm afraid there was a typo in the job posting. It should have read 'Loyalty is important to us'." (by David Hoddinott)

"Sorry, but I don't think you are the right fit here at Dairy Queen." (by Ronn Roxx)

"For qualifications . . . I see waving and giving orders. Sorry, but that job is already filled . . . by my wife!" (by Kay Ralph)

"It is a little overdone for Casual Fridays, Smithers." (also by David Hoddinott)

"I'm sorry, sir, but your son is not guaranteed the position once you retire." (also by Jack Brumagin)

That's it for this time. A new contest will be posted before you know it, so be on the lookout for it and keep those captioneering pencils sharpened.

 

 

 






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 144


Contest No. 144 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, March 5, 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.






Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 143


"Thank you, ma'am, now would you kindly inform the gentleman I am ready for                                              my interview???" 

                                           (by Dom Mancino)

                      "The man doing the interview is not here yet?"

                                         (by David Hoddinott)

 

My original caption: "Hi, sugarlips. What's the corporate policy on office romances?"

 

Yes, it's another tie!  Congrats to Dom Mancino on your eighth victory, and to David Hoddinott on a very big first victory. As of this moment, you are definitely two of the funniest people around!

Lots of interesting submissions this time. Here are the ones that were getting serious consideration:

"My skills? Ask me on a Saturday night!" (by John Platt)

"Good morning, Miss Personnel. I used to have my name on my desk too. " (by Eric)

"Hey babe, how do you want your eggs in the morning?" (by Rich Wolf)

"I don't work well with others, especially women your age." (also by Rich Wolf)

"I'd like one of your overseas positions. I'm wanted in 9 states here." (by Cary Antebi)

"Mind if I ask you a personal, personnel question, babe!" (by Tim Collins)

"Before we start, which position am I applying for again?" (by Ava Groth)

"Before we begin . . . have you ever heard of 'Undercover Boss'?" (also by David Hoddinott)

Good work, captioneers -- be on the lookout for the next contest in just a few short weeks.

 

 






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 143


Contest No. 143 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, February 5, 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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