August 2014

Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 72


Contest No. 72 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, September 2, 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.






Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 71


                                      " Holds 100 fortune cookies."

                                                    (by Jo Pette)

 

         My original caption: "Oh yes, sir, I guarantee it's a genuine Ming vase."

 

Congratulations, Jo Pette -- you finally made it into the sacred inner circle of winners! At long last you have earned the right to be considered one of the funniest people around.

There were many interesting captions submitted -- and thanks for keeping them (mostly) politically correct! After I posted this contest drawing, I heard from people who were concerned that I would probably get many racially-offensive captions. But you all stayed on top of the situation -- in fact, the most offensive caption was probably my own original one!

These were some of the other captions that I was seriously considering for top prize:

"Believe me, that is NOT one of my vases!" (by Anne Noonan)

"Of course it's made in China. Do you know anything that isn't?" (by Cary Antebi)

"That's not for sale, it's my cookie jar." (by Dale Stout)

"Comes with ancient Chinese curse . . . 33% tax." (also by Cary Antebi)

Thanks for participating. Be on the lookout for the next contest. It'll be coming up soon.






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 71


Contest No. 71 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 12, 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.






National Catholic News Service, 1986


Explanation: Back in 1986, the newfangled concept of fluoridation (adding fluoride to our drinking water to prevent tooth decay) was a hotly contested issue throughout the country.