April 2014

Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 66

       "Please drop the charges, your honor. I stole these roses just for you."

                                                    (by Carlene)


My original caption: "Guilty, your honor -- guilty of loving you."

Congratulations, Carlene -- your last caption did it! I was also seriously considering your next-to-last entry, "I'm pleading guilty to loving you, your honor. Please sentence me to life by your side."  You can now officially consider yourself one of the funniest people around!

Lots of superior entries this time around. Here are some of the ones that were short-listed and didn't quite make it:

"I plead LOVE!" (by Kelasher)

"Your Honor, I'm asking for a life sentence." (by Caryn)

"Judge Judy, will you marry me now that I read you earn $20,000,000 a year?" (by Howard Garrett)

"Will you give me the honor of being my Honor?" (by Cary Antebi)

"Honestly, isn't this much better than some long drawn out summation?" (also by Cary Antebi)

"You may sustain my objection, but don't restrain my affection." (by Levi)

Thanks, everyone, for sharing your senses of humor. Be on the lookout for the next contest -- it'll be up shortly.








Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 66

Contest No. 66 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, April 29, 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. 65

                   "Ignore that. It's just those jerks from the SEC again."

                                              (by John Platt)


My original caption" "Oh, excuse me for a moment -- that's probably my lawyer."

Congratulations, John Platt, you came through again (this is your eighth win, in case you're not keeping track). Yes, you are truly one of the funniest people around.

The only other caption I was considering for top honors was "How well do you deal with aggressive sales calls?' (by Caryn).

I thought that Bill Mac Iver's caption, "Fear not, Mr. Chadwick -- it's a piece of conceptual art. The real phone is unplugged and kept locked in my desk drawer.", was a clever "concept", but I didn't really see it as a funny caption.

Well, I guess my idea of delaying the posting of any captions for a few days really backfired! Either that, or this was a particularly difficult drawing to captionize (did I just make up that word?). Judging by the small number of entries, I guess most people NEED the stimulation of seeing other captions to get their humor mechanisms working. So in the future I'll just go back to posting the captions as they come in.

The next contest will be up before you know it.