Management Accounting, December, 1988

National Business Employment Weekly, March 9, 1986

Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 88

    "Perhaps we SHOULD keep the safe locked when the cleaning crew is here."

                                            (by Bruce Morgenstern)


My original caption: "Then . . . then my loan is approved?"


Congratulations, Bruce Morgenstern, on your very first win! You have now joined that elite group -- you are officially one of the funniest people around.


As for my original caption, which is over sixty years old, I still kind of like it. Too bad I never re-drew it in all those years -- I'm sure it would have sold somewhere.

Here are the other captions I was considering for First Prize:

"That's not the kind of raise I had in mind." (by Andrew Bramley)

"One man's trash is another man's cash!" (by Melissa)

"I assume the ATM machine is down again." (by Cary Antebi)

"I am attracting money into my life . . . I am attracting money into my life . . . I am attracting money into my life . . . hey, this Law of Attraction stuff works!" (by Sharon)

"Sorry -- I know you're trying to impress me. But it's Monopoly money." (by Howard Garrett)

Thanks for your captions. The next contest will be up in a couple of weeks or so.



Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 88

Contest No. 88 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, August 25, 2015.

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. This one is REALLY old -- it's rubber-stamped on the back with an address, in Brooklyn, where I lived more than 60 years ago! Let's see what you can do with it.

Voice for Health, 1990

Insurance Sales, 1982

Construction Equipment, 2004

Dartnell, 1991

Nutrition Health Review, Spring 1985

Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 87


                                 "You got ANYTHING digital here?"

                                              (by Cary Antebi)

                                            "Where do I login?"

                                           (by Brendan Powers)


My original caption: "I don't suppose you would have a computer with a 700 MHZ processor, 128 MB of memory, 12 GB of disk space and a DVD-ROM drive?"


It's been a while since I had to declare a tie for the winning caption, but here it is again. Cary Antebi has won again (for the twenty-second time) and Brendan Powers has his very first win. Congrats -- both of you now get bragging rights as two of the funniest people around!

My original caption really dates my cartoon -- about twenty years old, I would say. I'm sure I just lifted all the "MHZ", "MB" and "GB" info from the latest computer catalog that I could find at that time. I'm glad I never had to explain what all that stuff meant.

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

"I'm interested in buying the garage but why is there so much junk everywhere?" (by Anonymous)

"I'll take the garage." (by Jonathan Stein)

"Madam, I was robbed 3 weeks ago and those are the items that were stolen." (by Howard Garrett)

"I don't think this is how Microsoft started out of a garage." (also by Cary Antebi)

"When is this through, Mother? I'd like my room back." (also by Brendan Powers)

"Mum, if I was you, I'd put the letter B in the middle of Garage." (by Ken Wilkinson)

"Let's see, Mom -- Garage Sale today, Canasta game yesterday, any other big summer excitement planned for us?" (by Gary)


Good work! The new contest will be up sometime in August -- be on the lookout for it.


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