February 2019

Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 144

Contest No. 144 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 may 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, March 5, 2019.   

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. 143

"Thank you, ma'am, now would you kindly inform the gentleman I am ready for                                              my interview???" 

                                           (by Dom Mancino)

                      "The man doing the interview is not here yet?"

                                         (by David Hoddinott)


My original caption: "Hi, sugarlips. What's the corporate policy on office romances?"


Yes, it's another tie!  Congrats to Dom Mancino on your eighth victory, and to David Hoddinott on a very big first victory. As of this moment, you are definitely two of the funniest people around!

Lots of interesting submissions this time. Here are the ones that were getting serious consideration:

"My skills? Ask me on a Saturday night!" (by John Platt)

"Good morning, Miss Personnel. I used to have my name on my desk too. " (by Eric)

"Hey babe, how do you want your eggs in the morning?" (by Rich Wolf)

"I don't work well with others, especially women your age." (also by Rich Wolf)

"I'd like one of your overseas positions. I'm wanted in 9 states here." (by Cary Antebi)

"Mind if I ask you a personal, personnel question, babe!" (by Tim Collins)

"Before we start, which position am I applying for again?" (by Ava Groth)

"Before we begin . . . have you ever heard of 'Undercover Boss'?" (also by David Hoddinott)

Good work, captioneers -- be on the lookout for the next contest in just a few short weeks.