August 2010

Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 11


Cartoon Caption Contest No. 11 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 'Comments' underneath the current drawing. Then (2) scroll down past all the other comments and type in your name and your caption in the spaces provided. Then (3) enter the anti-spam security word that assures me that you're a human being and not a machine, and (4) click 'Submit'. There is no limit on the number of captions you can submit for each drawing.

Entries will be accepted and posted for one week for each contest, 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 submit your captions is midnight, Tuesday September 7th.

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.

And now, here's the new drawing. There are many good caption possibilities -- I hope you are all inspired. Good luck! captioncontest11.jpg






Stock Market, September 1983


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Another example of our forgetful editors?? Stock Market Magazine first printed this cartoon in December 1980. For it to show up again almost three years later can be attributed to a lot of reasons, none of which make any sense to me.






The Wall Street Journal, February 1, 1984


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In 1984, we were all suddenly playing games on our TV screens -- "Pong" was the most popular one, I believe -- but the fad didn't last too long.






Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 10


Tough one to judge. Where is Mel Brooks when you need him? (Come to think of it, a few of the captions submitted reminded me of Mel Brooks' 2,000-year-old-man routines.) I think I'll just throw up my hands and declare a four-way tie.

Yep, four ways. Here are the winners: captioncontest10.jpg "Can't we just be God's friend on Facebook and call it a day?" (John Platt)

"I'm not complaining but I think we were happier in Egypt." (Leftie)

"But it's not like they're set in stone." (Kelasher)

"If it's only Ten Commandments how come the manual is so thick?" (Cary Antebi)

 

My original caption: "Big deal! So his God knows how to engrave with laser beams on stone!"

Congratulations, John Platt (second win!), Leftie, Kelasher (fourth win!) and Cary Antebi -- you're officially some of the funniest people around!

If anybody's curious which captions almost made the cut, here are the "Honorable Mentions":

"You know, a Kindle would weigh a lot less." (John Platt)

"Those are all 'thou shalt nots' . . . when do we get the 'thou shalt's'?" (Dom Mancino)

"Enough with the Thou Shalt Nots. Just tell me we're not having matzoh for lunch again!" (Levi)

"Get rid of the golden calf? Are you crazy? Did you see what it is going for on e-bay?" (Paul)

"We'll pass on this beta version until you work out all the kinks." (Cary Antebi)

Great work everyone. It looks like Moses (and Mel Brooks) really inspired you all.

New contest coming up shortly, and I promise it won't be as easy as this one was.






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 10


Cartoon Caption Contest No. 10 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 'Comments' underneath the current drawing. Then (2) scroll down past all the other comments and type in your name and your caption in the spaces provided. Then (3) enter the anti-spam security word that assures me that you're a human being and not a machine, and (4) click 'Submit'. There is no limit on the number of captions you can submit for each drawing.

Entries will be accepted and posted for one week for each contest, 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 submit your captions is midnight, Tuesday August 17th.

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.

Here's the new drawing. I promised you an easy one, and what could be easier than Moses and the ten commandments? If I remember correctly, one of the original commandments was "Thou Shalt Come Up With Extremely Funny Captions". So get going, and good luck! captioncontest10.jpg