December 2015

Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 94


"We lost our house during the recent hurricane, and wish to know if it was found."

                                                (by Marvin Sager)

 

My original caption: "Where do we go to take our vows of poverty?"

 

Congratulations to first time entrant Marvin Sager -- you are now officially "one of the funniest people around", and you're entitled to all the bragging rights that go with that title.

In general, I found that most of the captions entered for this contest were sort of mean-spirited (but not in a funny way). These are the few other captions that I was considering for top prize:

"My wife says I need a license to speak." (by Cary Antebi)

"I'd like to speak to a computer." (by Brendan Powers)

"I was a Boy Scout. Can I get a discount on our taxes?" (by Howard Garrett)

Anne Noonan's caption would have had an excellent chance to win if it were worded slightly differently, with the old man talking, something like: "We're celebrating our 25th anniversary and thought it was time to get a marriage license." (you always have to be aware of which character in the drawing is speaking, Anne).

And finally, I have to admit that I still like my original caption (see above) -- too bad I couldn't have declared myself the winner.

 

New contest in two weeks or so. Happy New Year, everyone!

 

 

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Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 94


Contest No. 94 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 29, 2015.

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. 93


                     "Why always a Bull & Bear? Why not a Dog & Cat?"

                                          (by Harvey Appelbaum)

 

My original caption: "Now please don't do anything with my money that will anger the Federal Reserve."

 

Congratulations, Harvey Appelbaum! It's been a long time between victories, but I'm happy to note that this is a second win for you. Once again you can legitimately proclaim that you are one of the funniest people around.

By the way, I still like my own original caption -- can't figure out why it never sold.

Anyway, here are the other submitted captions that almost made it:

"Beef futures are poised to skyrocket, potatoes are holding steady, the dessert market is at an all time high . . . now will you come home for dinner?" (by Bruce Morgenstern)

"I'd like to invest in that nice young man's new app-thingy company." (by John Platt)

"I really appreciate you giving me the opportunity to invest with your company, Mr. Madoff." (by mel tannenbaum)

"With you it's always a Bull market. You haven't told me the truth once." (by Cary Antebi)

"You want me to buy Apple Stock? I'm not familiar with that ingredient. Is it a fruit, vegetable or mineral?" (by Barbara Germaine)

"Does your firm have a seven day refund policy?" (by Arnie)

"If I gave you my bills, could you make them disappear, too?" (by Brendan Powers)

Thanks, everybody. There'll be a new contest in two weeks or so.

 






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 93


Contest No. 93 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 8, 2015.

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.