Cartoon Caption Contests

Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 124


                                      "I meant please don't ask any!"

                                                  (by Rich Wolf)

 

My original caption: "But, sir, all I said was 'How do you do?'!"

 

Nice going, Rich Wolf -- it's a first win for you! You now join the ranks of one of the funniest people around. Congratulations!

I honestly feel that my original caption from many, many decades ago, as shown above, is funnier than any of the captions submitted by you captioneers. But what do I know? Scores of Cartoon Editors rejected my cartoon over the years. As I say in the rules of this contest, it was never bought or printed,  by even the lowest publication. So who's right -- me or them?

Here are the other captions I was seriously considering for top honors:

"I assure you everyone will ask that, Mr. Schemiel." (by Brendan Gannon -- by the way, Brendan, I believe that name should rightly be "Schlemiel")

"No, the sign means, don't you ask any embarrassing questions!" (by Tim Collins -- a caption that was very similar to Rich Wolf's, but I thought Wolf's wording was funnier)

"But I ask everyone if they would like a lollipop." (by Cary Antebi)

"When I asked you your name, how was I to know it's Sue?" (also by Cary Antebi)

A new contest will appear in just a few short weeks -- thanks to all of you for participating.






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 124


Contest No. 124 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. Also, no captions at all will be posted for the first few days of each contest.  This is to give everybody a chance to submit their spontaneous, gut-instinct caption without fear of discovering that it was ripped off by somebody else's similar spontaneous, gut-instinct caption. This is an equal opportunity contest!

There is no limit on the number of captions you can enter for each drawing, but I will only post and consider the first 15 captions from any contestant. 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 is midnight Tuesday, October 3, 2017.  

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 funny captions.

 






Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 123


                                      "Lady, I don't pick the music!"

                                                (by Tim Collins)

 

My original caption: "Eighth floor . . . Complaint Department."

 

A resounding third win for Tim Collins! Congratulations, Tim, you can once again bask in the glory of being one of the funniest people around.

 

Not much action on this particular drawing -- what's happening, captioneers? In any event, these are the other submissions that I was considering for top honors:

"It's not my fault the complaint department is off on Monday!" (by Brendan Gannon)

"I guess I just have a way of pushing peoples buttons!" (also by Tim Collins)

"I still cannot believe they are real." (by Diane)

"Madam, I swear this elevator always gets stuck between floors." (by Rich Wolf)

"I don't choose the elevator music ma'am." (by Segie Tvizer -- a caption that was very close to the winning caption, but Tim Collins got it with slightly better wording)

Thanks for participating -- a new contest will be up in just a couple of weeks.

 






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 123


Contest No. 123 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. Also, no captions at all will be posted for the first few days of each contest.  This is to give everybody a chance to submit their spontaneous, gut-instinct caption without fear of discovering that it was ripped off by somebody else's similar spontaneous caption. This is an equal opportunity contest!

There is no limit on the number of captions you can enter for each drawing, but I will only post and consider the first 15 captions from any contestant. 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 is midnight Tuesday, September12, 2017.  

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 funny captions.






Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 122


          "We can afford the clothes, it's the vacation that's the problem."

                                             (by John Platt)

 

My original caption: "I need the money for a swimming pool."

 

Another win for John Platt -- it's his fourteenth! Congrats, John, you pulled it off and once again we can proclaim to the world that you are one of the funniest people around.

I feel like I should apologize for my own very lame and tepid original caption. My only excuse is that I dreamed up the gag more than sixty years ago and just kept re-drawing and updating it, hoping against hope that some Cartoon Editor would take pity on me and buy it and publish it. No Cartoon Editor ever did that.

Anyway, many of you came up with some decent captions, and "collateral" seems to have been the key word in quite a few of them (wish I had thought of using that word sixty years ago). Here are the submissions that I was seriously considering for top honors:

"We need a pool, can you take them as collateral?" (by Diane)

"Can I use them as collateral until the Summer ends?" (by Harvey Appelbaum)

"I told them you bought a big bond pool with my retirement account. Now they want in!" (by Brendan Gannon)

"Uh . . . that wasn't exactly the collateral I was thinking." (by Bruce Morgenstern)

"We like to look at things with a pool half-full attitude." (by Rich Wolf)

"Believe me, taking this vacation is an emergency." (by Cary Antebi)

"But DAD, it's for your grandkids!" (by Tim Collins)

"They're following me everywhere waiting for me to say 'Marco' so they can say 'Polo'." (by Marc Eliot Stein)

(The last caption was just too silly for serious consideration, but I'm including it because it made me laugh.)

Thanks for participating, captioneers. A new contest will be up in just a few short weeks.

 






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 122


Contest No. 122 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. Also, no captions at all will be posted for the first few days of each contest.  This is to give everybody a chance to submit their spontaneous, gut-instinct caption without fear of discovering that it was ripped off by somebody else's similar spontaneous caption. This is an equal opportunity contest!

There is no limit on the number of captions you can enter for each drawing, but I will only post and consider the first 15 captions from any contestant. 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 is midnight Tuesday, August 22, 2017.  

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 funny captions.






Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 121


                     

                       "My magic 8 ball makes sentencing a lot easier!"

                                              (by Sagie Tvizer)

 

My original caption: "Don't get me wrong, 'Superior' is nice. It's just that I think 'Supreme' would be even nicer."

 

Congratulations, Sagie Tvizer, on your very first win! You are now officially one of the funniest people around . . . but you probably already knew that from your magic 8 ball.

Here are the other captions that I was seriously considering:

"Look aloof, it's all in your attitude!" (by Tim Collins)

"Now put your right foot in. Your right foot out. Right foot in. Then you shake it all about." (by Sharon)

"I can see the newspaper headlines now -- Houdini and Son escape again." (by ken wilkinson)

"And they said no one would believe the judge costumes!" (by Chase Hickman)

"Those bald English judges have it good. They get to cover their heads with a white wig." (by Cary Antebi)

"I'll miss that case -- I've been dragging it out since I was twenty-six." (by Wonkypops)

Good work, captioneers! Look for Contest No. 122 in just a couple of weeks.

 






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 121


Contest No. 121 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. Also, no captions at all will be posted for the first few days of each contest.  This is to give everybody a chance to submit their spontaneous, gut-instinct caption without fear of discovering that it was ripped off by somebody else's similar spontaneous caption. This is an equal opportunity contest!

There is no limit on the number of captions you can enter for each drawing, but I will only post and consider the first 15 captions from any contestant. Entries will be accepted and posted for one week (two weeks for this Contest No. 121 only), after which a winner will be announced and the winning caption will be printed. Below that I will also print my original caption.

For this Contest No. 121 only, the cut-off time and date for you to send in your captions is midnight Tuesday, August 1, 2017 -- two weeks from today. 

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 funny captions.






Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 120


"Well, it's been ten years now . . . what do you say we rearrange the furniture?"

                                             (by Cary Antebi)

                "I was thinking about re-arranging the furniture today!"

                                             (by Tim Collins)

 

My original caption: "The maximum penalty the law allowed? Wow, that's impressive!"

Yes, it's a tie, so congratulations Cary Antebi and Tim Collins for your very similar captions. You've both earned the "one of the funniest people around" title before . . . this is the twenty-eighth time for Cary and the third time for Tim.

I have to admit that I was that close to giving myself the title this time around, because, once again, I felt that my original caption was much funnier than any of the captions submitted. 

And speaking of all the captions submitted, it looks like I'll have to impose a limit on the number of captions any individual can enter into each contest, and the number will probably be 15. After all, if you can't make a funny statement in 15 attempts, maybe you should should wait for the next drawing.

Here are the other captions that I was considering:

"So I says, 'Your honor, who died and made you Judge'?" (also by Tim Collins)

"Have you seen "The Shawshank Redemption'?" (by Segie Tvizer)

"Let's be adventurous and do something different today . . . you sit and I'll lie." (also by Cary Antebi)

The new contest should be up in a couple of weeks. Thanks for competing!

 






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 120


Contest No. 120 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. Also, no captions at all will be posted for the first few days of each contest.  This is to give everybody a chance to submit their spontaneous, gut-instinct caption without fear of discovering that it was ripped off by somebody else's similar spontaneous caption. This is an equal opportunity contest!

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 is midnight Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

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 funny captions.






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