December 2013

Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 61


Contest No. 61 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, January 7, 2014.

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. I believe this is the first contest drawing to have a "title panel" on top. So the big question is: What is this placid, cool-headed librarian saying (or hearing) on the phone that could possibly cause her to panic?? Have fun with this one, folks -- and good luck in the new year!






Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 60


                              "Yes, Sonny, there IS a Santa Claus."

                                         (by Harvey Appelbaum)

 

My original caption: "I'm on the sixth floor."

 

Congratulations, Harvey Appelbaum -- this is your first victory, and I know you've been submitting captions here for a long time. Now you can finally bask in the glory of being one of the funniest people around.

This was another tough contest for me to judge. The main reason is that I really liked Howard Garrett's caption, "Where do I find Santa Claus?" The only problem is that in the drawing, it's Santa who's doing the talking, and not the kid. If it was the other way around, this caption would have been a winner.

I also really liked Dale Stout's "NSA" caption (see below). And I have to confess that I'm still proud of my original caption -- it's a mystery to me why my cartoon was never snapped up by some publication or other.

So these are the other captions that I was seriously considering for the top prize:

"The NSA already knows what you want, kid." (by Dale Stout)

"I cannot promise it by Xmas sonny, you would do better on line." (by Andrew Bramley)

"I got fired by the Complaint Department. I was too jolly." (by Cary Antebi)

The next contest is scheduled to begin on the last day of the year. In the meantime, enjoy the holiday festivities!

 






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 60


Contest No. 60 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, December 17, 2013.

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. Yes, it's another very old one of mine. How old?  All I know is that my rubber stamp on the back shows the address of the second tenement in Brooklyn where I lived with my mother, father and brother. Not the first tenement -- we had to leave that one because my parents couldn't come up with the rent. Anyway, it's pretty old.