Comical Processing: You Write The Cartoon Caption Winner April 10, 2011

Congratulations to Joe Fredrickson for submitting the winning caption. See if you've got what it takes to be the next winner -- a new cartoon has been posted.

"Comical Processing" features drawings by award-winning cartoonist Jerry King. It’s our way of letting you take a break from all the serious stuff you deal with at work —  by coming up with appropriate light-hearted captions.

Comical Processing cartoon caption

The economy must be bad!
It appears that I am cheaper than a rupture disc.


Honorable Mentions

"Looks like we got the formula right to mark the green circles on the Twister game mat. Check the blue tanks over there." Submitted  by  James Loar; Freeport, Texas

"The Little Dutch Boy" Submitted  by  Rajaratnam Shanthini

"Guess what? Looks like we might have a wee bit of a corrosion problem after all!" Submitted  by  Paul Menary; Brantford, Ontario

"OK . . . here comes the Quality Control Manager, so just look natural!" Submitted  by  Chuck Lewis

"That better be green icing for St Patrick's Day because there is nothing funny about leaks in a chemical facility." Submitted  by  Sebastian J Barbarito  --  Editor's Note: This wasn't a caption for the cartoon. This was a comment on safety in the chemical industry. Chemical Processing certainly didn't intend to underplay the seriousness of safety. We appreciate Mr. Barbarito's comment.

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"Yes, we saved a lot of money with the cheaper alloy." Submitted  by  Ernesto Fischer

"Jim, I've got good news and not-so-good news. The design engineers agree with your assessment that the tank is experiencing metal fatigue. The not-so-good news is your travel agent called and said that she booked you on Southwest Airlines for your trip home." Submitted  by  Chuck Lewis

"If anyone asks, I am practicing the grand finale of a musical." Submitted  by  Stephen A. Ehlman; Milford, Ohio

"Technically speaking, I have the process under control." Submitted  by  Tyrone Riley; Norwood, Ohio

"Could you go and get the MSDS for this material? I'm starting to itch." Submitted  by  Larry Abbott; New Berlin, Wis.

"According to environmental regulations, we have to attempt to fix the leak within 1 day or shutdown. Does this count as a first attempt at repairing the leak?" Submitted  by  Jaclyn E. Shuman

"Works now, but try doing it during an audit inspection!" Submitted  by  Hiram Pabon

"This would be more fun if it was a Dutch dike and not containers full of concentrated Estrogen. I can hear my voice getting higher already!" Submitted  by  Alan J Vaughn; Mesa, AZ

"Did I ever tell you my Grandfather repaired dikes in Holland. I guess I'm a natural born plug!" Submitted  by  Alan J Vaughn; Mesa, AZ

"It's the Fukushima pose." Submitted  by  Joseph Barbanel

"Don't you laugh. Don't you DARE laugh." Submitted  by  Tyrone Riley; Norwood, Ohio

"I didn't realize the reactor was hot! That's just my new green nitrile gloves and tennis shoe soles. I could use a bucket of ice! " Submitted  by  Robert Valeri

"If we get another leak it could be realllll embarrassing." Submitted  by  Lynn Wheat; Collierville, TN

"Oh crap! Don't tell the foreman I was horseplaying." Submitted  by  Beverly S. Turner

"What were you thinking shooting that rubber band in here!" Submitted  by  Beverly S. Turner

"Are you sure this is part of the new operator training program or are you just pulling my leg?" Submitted  by  Chris Miller

"I didn't know super-glue came in green... " Submitted  by  Phil Baker; Canaseraga, NY

"Next time, I'll run the system integrity test before charging the vessel." Submitted  by  Joshua Froimson; Worcester, Mass.

"Yes Harry, I know it's an adhesive, dummy. The good news is when the air cures it the leaks will stop, and our problems will be over!" Submitted  by  Bill McTighe

"No, I'm good. I still have one foot left." Submitted  by  John Zick

"Ah, ah, I almost forgot...I'm also going to need you to go ahead and come in on Sunday, too. We, uhhh, lost some people this week and we sorta need to play catch-up. Mmmmmkay? Thaaaaaanks." Submitted  by  Kevin Summ

"My boss said he read that great leaders know how to best use their human resources... then he reassigned me down here." Submitted  by  Maria Holt; St. Louis, MO

"What do you mean this isn't part of the process? It's in the fine print on the back of page 483!" Submitted  by  Caroline Kohler

"I thought you wanted an integrity test! They hold great until you put a hole in them!" Submitted  by  Caroline Kohler

"I heard that this is the way they were stopping the radiation leaks in Japan." Submitted  by  Mervin Archer

"Call Ghostbusters... I've been SLIMED!" Submitted  by  Jim McDow; Augusta, GA

"The leaks are HERE, HERE AND HERE!" Submitted  by  Caroline Kohler

"When the Plant Manager said that the company was going Green, I didn't think that he meant this!" Submitted  by  Graham Burchell

"Would you believe... it's a new dance move?" Submitted  by  Gabrielle Maksimovich

"This assigment? The Plant Manager found out that I had Dutch ancestors. . . " Submitted  by  Richard Redus

"It has been hours, and now I am holding back 'four' leaks. Harry, I need a big and unusual favor. Will you take your dirty gloves off, grab that large glass jar in the corner and...." Submitted  by  Bill McTighe

"I am practicing for Dancing with the STARS" Submitted  by  LC,New York

"Our Spill Index record is getting better with these innovative solutions." Submitted  by  Steve McGhie

"I was practicing to be on 'Dancing with the Stars'" Submitted  by  Steve Ankabrandt

"I know we only have 3 weeks to the shutdown but I really need to go to the restroom." Submitted  by  Mark W. Hogrefe

"My nose itches... can you scratch it. Please..." Submitted  by  Robert Andrew

"Can you give me a hand? No. . . .sorry. Hey, I'm not the one that laughed when the Plant Manager asked, 'What’s an LOC?'" Submitted  by  Ron Clouse

"I feel like the little dutch boy" Submitted  by  Robert Andrew

"I'll do whatever it takes to keep the radiation from leaking." Submitted  by  Marianne Nichols; Philadelphia, PA

"Hey, would you be a pal and reach in my right pocket and get my gum? One other thing, would you start chewing it like our lives may depend upon it!" Submitted  by  Chuck Lewis

Good thing I'm wearing my goggles." Submitted  by  Kirby Hostetler; Barberton, Ohio

"I suggested regular inspections and the use of coatings but management said this was more cost effective." Submitted  by  Gene Meyer; Houston, Texas

"I think we need to revisit our mechanical integrity program!" Submitted  by  Kirby Hostetler; Barberton, Ohio

"Leaks? What leaks?" Submitted  by  Kirby Hostetler; Barberton, Ohio

"Move along. Nothing to see here." Submitted  by  Kirby Hostetler; Barberton, Ohio

"Hey Pete, now I see the sign you were trying to read. It says: In Case of Emergency, Never Touch the Green Stuff." Submitted  by  Chuck Lewis

Two more leaks like these and this could get interesting!" Submitted  by  Craig Watkinson; Nottingham, UK

"Mr. Inspector, if you refer to our SOP manual, you will see that I am following our procedure." Submitted  by  Kerri Clifton

"This isn't how I envisioned my internship." Submitted  by  Cameron Watt

"Yes I'm still here, and no I don't need to go to the bathroom anymore; I'd rather not talk about it." Submitted  by  Cameron Watt

"They said I'm here until the batch is done." Submitted  by  Cameron Watt

"What do I do if the crack over there parts?" Submitted  by  Cameron Watt

"I think I would be happier NOT knowing what the green stuff is." Submitted  by  Cameron Watt

"This is my reward for winning the game of Twister at the staff party?" Submitted  by  Cameron Watt

"That Dutch maintenance superintendent has some funny ideas." Submitted  by  Cameron Watt

"They told me I'd have a strategic role in the company. . . '" Submitted  by  Kyra Arthur; Olmsted Falls, Ohio

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