October 2012

Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 43


Contest No. 43 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". 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, October 30, 2012.

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.

This is the drawing that needs your caption:






Sales & Marketing Management, February 3, 1986


Yes, in 1986, when this cartoon was published, talking robots were all the rage, roaming the floors of trade shows and business conventions all over the country. What better way to get the attention of the conventioneers and to get traffic to your exhibit booth? I guess you don't see too many of them anymore. Does anybody know what has replaced them? 






Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 42


"John, here, is the CEO of Nike. What's your excuse?"

(by Cary Antebi)

 

My original caption: "Have you two met? You have so much in common . . . "

Congratulations again to Cary Antebi (your eleventh win in this contest, Cary -- your shotgun approach to writing captions seems to be paying off handsomely). Once more you have earned the title of "one of the funniest people around"!

Other captions that I was considering for top honors:

"Now, after what happened at last year's party, I hope they'll be no racing to the dessert table this time." (by Levi)

" 'Formal Dress Optional' does not mean sweat suits." (by Anne Noonan)

"I believe you meant to go to the Richard Simmons' party next door." (also by Cary Antebi)

My old, original caption for this cartoon was pretty lame, in my opinion (and, obviously, in the opinion of the dozens of cartoon editors who rejected it). So I was pleased to see you people come up with funnier stuff. Good work.

Rest assured that a new contest will be posted soon. 






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 42


Contest No. 42 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), if prompted to do so, enter the anti-spam security code. Then (4) click "Save". 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, October 9, 2012.

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.

This is the drawing that needs your caption: