First, 2002





Community Press Service, 1984





Parts Pups, 1986





Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 102


                     "I can't hear the news over your needlework, dear."

                                          (by Brendan Powers)

 

My original caption: "Boy, what a pair of boobs!"

 

Cangrats, Brendan Powers! This is your third victory, so you can proudly boast that you have regained your title as one of the funniest people around.

Not too many captioneers this time around, once again. I think I'll start calling the contest "Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest for Cary Antebi and Anyone Else Who Cares to Participate". Okay, I won't go that far, but what's happening, anyway? This drawing should have generated loads of funny captions. What do I have to do, throw in a drawing of an octopus or a clown, like The New Yorker does for its contest?

Anyway, at least we can all agree that my original caption was by far the best of the lot. I still can't understand why Hugh Hefner didn't snap it up for Playboy when he had the chance (it's too late now -- Playboy has officially discontinued publishing cartoons).

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

"Mable, I think it's time we got a flat television . . . and have sex." (by Cary Antebi)

"Molly, I told you not to embroider while I'm trying to concentrate on the nightly news. It turns me on!" (also by Cary Antebi)

"Yes, it's true! They are saying that for the past five years they've made every single story up!" (by Bruce Morgenstern)

 

The new contest will start in about two weeks. I'm searching for my "Octopus" file right now.




Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 102


Contest No. 102 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.

There is no limit on the number of captions you can enter for each drawing. 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 for this contest is midnight Tuesday, June 14, 2016.

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 caption.




NASSP News Leader, 1988





Bought and Paid For, But Never Published. The Wall Street Journal, 1985


Another cartoon of mine that was bought and paid for (by The Wall Street Journal, in 1985), but as far as I can tell, was never printed. The reason is unknown to me. So here's the cartoon -- I still very much like the gag, by the way.




Parts Pups, 1981





Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 101


"I just signed up as a transgender. I don't know what it means, but now I can  

                                     go in the girl's locker room."

                                              (by Cary Antebi)

 

My original caption: "Wow! We learned all about S-E-K-S today!"

 

Okay, Cary Antebi, you did it again -- you are a winner for the twenty-third time (my records show that you shared the top prize for nine of those victories, but that still leaves an incredible fourteen undisputed First Places -- quite a distinguished achievement). Once again, you deserve to be hailed as one of the funniest people around. 

There weren't too many captions entered for this contest. What happened? Here are the only other entries that I was considering for top honors:

"With this new ruling, even going to the bathroom is fun!" (by Rich Wolf)

"One day I'm going to make millions from my idea . . . School Backpacks." (also by Cary Antebi)

Contest No. 102 will start in a couple of weeks. I'll see if I can find a more stimulating or thought-provoking drawing for all of you to work on. 




Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 101


Contest No. 101 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.

There is no limit on the number of captions you can enter for each drawing. 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 for this contest is midnight Tuesday, May 24, 2016.

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 caption.




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