Comical Processing — You Write The Cartoon Caption Winner

Congratulations to Chris P. of St. Louis who submitted the winning caption to the Comical Processing cartoon. A new cartoon has been posted.

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  • Click here to see the current Comical Processing cartoon.

    "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 Contest

    We're still working out the bugs in our scale-up process.


    "We're still working out the bugs in our scale-up process." Submitted by John M.,  Philadelphia, Pa. 

    Honorable Mentions

    "Big valve? You should see the guy who turns the knob!" Submitted  by Jason P., Batavia, N.Y.

    Click here to see the current Comical Processing cartoon.


    Other Submissions

    "Well.......this'll be the last time I let the lab write their own requisitions." Submitted by Gary D., Tyrone, Pa.

    "This happens to be this year's best seller, its called a "federal" regulator." Submitted  by Joe I., Peabody, Mass.

    "We're not sure how effective it is, but it sure impressed the folks on last week's tour!" Submitted by Shirley G., Towanda, Pa.

    "When I said I needed a 3,000 pound regulator, I meant PSIG!!" Submitted by Michael G., Charlotte, N.C.

    "Yes, boss, this is my design for the hot air regulator needed for the speakers in the AIG board of directors meeting." Submitted  by Bill K., Madison Heights, Mich.

    "Yes, it is a little small!" Submitted by William R., Edison, N.J.

    "Do you have so much pressure in your (.....) that you really need this valve for Pressure Release?" Submitted  by C.M.Pakhale, India

    "Is it a device that controls man-hours and limits the out flow of money?"Submitted  by  Pushkar D., Mumbai, India

    "Let's see if they can take this home in their lunch box."Submitted  by  Phil B., Carlsbad, N.M.

    "You were not kidding when you said we needed a BS regulator." Submitted by Kevin W., Phillipsburg, N.J.

    "Yeah I know, but you should see the Pressure Transmitter . . ."Submitted  by  Darcy G., Calgary, Alberta, Canada

    "3000 PSI not 3000 BAR!!!!!"Submitted  by  Nico S., South Africa

    "I thought we ordered the metric gauge?"Submitted  by  Greg N., Pittsburgh, Pa.

    "I was wondering why the online catalog indicated that 'People who ordered this item also bought the 24 foot ladder.'"Submitted  by  James L., Basel, Switzerland

    "I don't know how much more pressure I can take, hope this can handle it!" Submitted by Ed H., Reedsburg, Wis.

    "I told you that I could still size a regulator using my sliderule." Submitted  by Joe P., Gastonia, N.C.

    "This is not exactly what I meant when I said 'Scale it up for production.'"Submitted  by  Marc F., Houston, Texas

    "So that's a 3 pound regulator?"Submitted  by  Ron D., Hastings, Neb.

    "Melvin, we need to review the concept of 'scale-up' again."Submitted  by  Larry K., Cincinnati, Ohio

    ". . . and you're sure this will flow three trillion cubic feet per minute?"Submitted  by  Timothy C., Pasadena, Texas

    "This is EXACTLY why we need Engineers in the Purchasing Department!" Submitted by John G., Powder Springs, Ga.

    "The new college hire worked on this one." Submitted  by Enrique M., Houston, Texas

    "Well it looks like the quoted price of $50K wasn't a mistake after all!"Submitted  by  Kent M., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

    "This is what happens when you get a government regulator." Submitted by James F., Augusta, Ga.

    "Where did you get that part? Wow." Submitted by Donald D., Clarksburg, W.V.

    "This is the PRV from the boardroom . . . ." Submitted  by Doug B., Hopkinton, Ma.

    "Exactly what metric system were you using for your conversion?"Submitted  by  Chris P., St. Louis

    "That explains the price increase from last time."Submitted  by  Chris P., St. Louis

    "Engineers are way too literal, this wasn't what I had in mind when I said the company needs to think bigger."Submitted  by  Chris P., St. Louis

    "Outsourcing to the Zulus just isn't working!" Submitted  by Robert J., Tennessee

    "Either we moved overnight to the land of the giants or engineering over-specified this little valve." Submitted  by  Dave L., Singapore

    "Are you sure you ordered the right part?" Submitted by Ken S., Itasca, Ill.

    "I thought the valve was supposed to be on the other side." Submitted  by Brian M., Chicago

    "And now for another episode of 'Honey, I Shrunk the Chemical Engineers."Submitted  by  Ken S., Itasca, Ill.

    "I wonder if there was a typo on the dimensions." Submitted  by Traci V., Cleveland


    Click here to see the current Comical Processing cartoon.