Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 128

Contest No. 128 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, January 2, 2018.  

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, and it's a really old one. Just look at the size of that "computer" I dreamed up. This guy definitely needs a laptop! Okay, captioneers, let's see what you can do with this relic from the past. Happy New Year!


Alexa, how do I fix this thing?

It's worse than you think. I'm Marc, filling in for Gary today.

Dude, you know they make these things pocket size now.

Well I see you have a fool proof system here...and you've hired the right fool to run it.

"Have you tried plugging it in?"

Well here's your problem. It should be "00110110110111010", not "00110110100111010".

Have you considered investing in an iPhone?

I'd better check with my grandfather on this one.


“Have you tried turning it off and on again?”

I haven’t a clue at what I’m looking for.

Well there's your problem right there, it's broken!

"I'm gonna have to take it back to the shop!"

"I'm gonna have to charge you extra, you should'a bought the 'Comcast-XFINITY' in-home wiring repair package!"

"Beats me!" "I don't think Nikola Tesla could figure it out!"

"Did you try letting it warm up a little, first?"

"I don't think it's plugged in!"

"Do you run your Christmas lights off it too, that could be the problem?"

"What does schematic mean?"

"All I know is, red to red, white to white and black to black!"

"Actually I majored in small engine repair, this looks different!"

"Dead circuit, short circuit, got'a be one a dem!"

"Hey, I wanted to be an Electrical Engineer too, but repair work pays a lot more better!"

"I really can't say until it runs into double overtime!"

"I've only seen one other server like it in my career....,
Hilary's server!"

"You might want to think about down-sizing to digital!"

"Did you try restarting?"

"Super-computer, heal thyself."

"Just a small change-I'm gonna need payment up front."

Sorry, the Gary Engineering Company can't fix this one. Try the Marc Engineering Company!

Worst case of woodworn infestation I`ve ever seen.

It's a puzzlement.

"So, you say it keeps burning your toast."

"Yeah, these things tend to break down on the day their 50 year warranty expires."

"Well, to start with...I'd clear out everyone within fifty miles of this machine!"

"They don't make tools for this machine any more, but you're in luck...I just happen to have one of my wife's bobby pins on me."

"This model is so old, they used to use a slide ruler to work out its kinks."

"A room full of monkeys could spit out the full works of Shakespeare faster than this old relic."

"The good news is, this computer is so old, it actually came with a manual."

"My baby's monitor has more computer power than this!"

"Have you tried kicking it?"

"It doesn't pay fixing it. They've got used ones on ebay for $5.99."

"Believe it or not, this was the laptop of it's day."

The good news is that we can salvage one of the buttons.

I have no idea what to do here. That'll be five thousand dollars.

"Oops, I accidentally pressed the reset button. So what's that, fifty or sixty years of work down the drain?"

“ I’m afraid it’s going to take a month or two to download and install all the updates!”

Good thing you took out the super extended warranty!

"When this model was introduced, Apple was just a seed."

"The good news is, I can fix it. The bad news is, I have to bring it back to the shop."

Can you believe it? This monster computer contains ten trillion bits and it's now worth less than one bitcoin!

I think....... I need Milena for this !!!!!!!


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