Eli’s Cartoon Caption Contest No. 188

Contest No. 188 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 “See Comments and Add Your Own”. 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. However, 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 Wednesday, July 6, 2022.

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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Winner of Eli’s Cartoon Caption Contest No. 187

I don’t know what jesters get paid, I just know I want one.”

(by Rich Wolf)

 

My original caption: “The ‘K’ stands for ‘King’.”

 

Hearty congratulations, Rich Wolf, on this, your tenth victory. Can there be any doubt that you are one of the funniest people around?

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

“Sales are down! Someone has to fall on the sword for this.” (by Pat Foley)

“Heads will roll if production doesn’t improve.” (also by Pat Foley)

“Hi. It’s Charles. Is it my turn yet?” (by Vinny)

“No . . . having the unusual first name ‘King’, hasn’t affected me one way or another!” (by Kay Ralph)

“I won the checkers tournament and I decided to King myself.” (also by Pat Foley)

“Let me check that with my serf, I mean, assistant.” (by Mark)

 

Sorry for the delay in judging the winner of this Contest. My computer was down for a few days.

Thanks to all you Captioneers for participating with your funny submissions. Barring any future delays, Contest No. 188 should start right on schedule, so please keep looking out for it.

 

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Eli’s Cartoon Caption Contest No. 187

Contest No. 187 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 “See Comments and Add Your Own”. 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. However, 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 Wednesday, June 8, 2022.

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.

See Comments and Add Your Own

Winner of Eli’s Cartoon Caption Contest No. 186

“Good. Simon says give me your wallet.”

(by Pat Foley)

 

My original caption: “I need money. The ball is now in your court.”

 

Congratulations, Pat Foley, on this, your third victory. Once again you can bask in the glory of being one of the funniest people around. I’d like to suggest a simple tweak to your otherwise excellent caption, Pat. Just add the word “Now” to the beginning of the second sentence, so that it reads “Good. Now Simon says give me your wallet.” A big improvement, in my humble opinion.

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

“I only take Bitcoin.” (by Michael Lomazow)

“My son needs his acceptance letter. Make it happen.” (also by Michael Lomazow)

“Your money or your Netflix password.” (by kelasher)

“I don’t want your wallet, I want your passwords.” (by Mark Schaefer)

“No really, I’m from ‘Welcome to the Big Apple’. It’s my side gig!” (by Brendan Gannon)

“This is not a robbery. It’s a way to stimulate the economy.” (by Diane)

“You’re gonna cancel my time share, got it!” (also by Michael Lomazow)

“I only accept American Express!!!!” (by Dom Mancino)

“We are a friendly city . . . just not between 34th to 42nd streets.” (also by Michael Lomazow)

 

Thanks for participating, Captioneers! Contest No. 187 will be coming along in no time at all, so be on the lookout for it.

 

 

 

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Eli’s Cartoon Caption Contest No. 186

Contest No. 186 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 “See Comments and Add Your Own”. 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. However, 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 Wednesday, May 11, 2022.

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.

 

See Comments and Add Your Own

Foreword

Welcome to the Eli Stein Cartoon archive. To begin, read my introduction and personal notes, and then please look at the cartoons, which are categorized by either decade, publication name or topic. I’ve included some personal comments, memories and photos below many of the cartoons. I’ll be adding cartoons, memories and photos ad infinitum. Remember, your comments are appreciated (just click on the “comment” link at the bottom of each post).
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