Selling Power, 1999

National Business Employment Weekly, March 6, 1992

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.


National Business Employment Weekly, March 13, 1992

NASSP News Leader, 1988

Insurance Sales, June 1984

National Business Employment Weekly, January 24, 1992

Parts Pups, 1985

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.



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