December 2010

Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No.16


Cartoon Caption Contest No. 16 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, 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 for this contest is midnight, Tuesday January 4, 2011.

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, selected because we just had our first blizzard of the season here in the northeast U.S. and, brrr, it's all snowy and cold outside.

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Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 15


Another tie! Here are the two winners:

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"DOWN THE CHIMNEY???? Are you kidding?" (by Dom and Venie)

"Chief insist you stay for dinner . . . roasted reindeer." (by Cary Antebi)

My original caption: "He says he comes bearing gifts -- a likely story."

So congratulations go out to Dom and Venie, and once again to Cary Antebi (fifth win for Cary!). You are now officially three of the funniest people around. My question to Dom and Venie: Did each of you write half of that caption . . . or what?

I was also considering a few other captions by Cary Antebi, particularly "Don't ask what Chief did to the Tooth Fairy when he didn't like her gift!" and "You better have good gifts or else there are going to be seven spears a-spearing." and even "Remember us? We're the elves you fired ten years ago." I also liked Kelasher's "He says he sees us when we're sleeping and knows when we're awake and frankly we're not comfortable with that." It had a lot of potential, but I felt that the wording needed a little more tweaking to make it a winner.

The drawing for contest No. 16 will appear shortly -- and you can bet that Santa won't be in it.






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 15


Cartoon Caption Contest No. 15 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, 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 for this contest is midnight, Tuesday December 14th.

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 drawing. Note that this never-published cartoon goes back about 40 years, when we cartoonists were still drawing cannibals cooking missionaries in big pots. I wouldn't draw it today (too politically incorrect). My apologies in advance to anyone who might be offended by it.

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