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Comical Processing: You Write The Cartoon Caption Winner March 21, 2010

March 21, 2010
Congratulations to Rick Torchia of Bakersfield, Calif., for submitting the winning caption to the Comical Processing cartoon. 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.

So, how is the new Human-Machine-Interface going?

Honorable Mentions

"I need a little 'Pick-Me-Up' in the afternoon." Submitted  by  Jerome Frauli

"Our new employee retention program is exceeding our expectations." Submitted  by  Kirby Hostetler; Barberton, Ohio

"They could have simply paged me." Submitted  by  Kevin Summ; Milwaukee

Click here to see the current Comical Processing cartoon.

Other Submissions

"Wait, You misunderstood, he didn't say 'He is a Brick . . . . '" Submitted  by  Charlie Conner

"Oh! my god, this robot also entered into strike." Submitted  by  Parthasarathi Subramanian; Chennai

"I just said, 'I wonder what would happen if computers ran this place . . . '" Submitted  by  Rick Torchia; Bakersfield, Calif.

"Is this what you meant when you said 'robots take over human activities,' Bob?" Submitted  by  Sebastian Thomas

"So Bob, You think you have an innovative solution to improve our factory automation -- embedding human intelligence?" Submitted  by  Sankar Selvaraj

"Quality Control must intervene when Production incorrectly tools the "W" upside down and Acme starts producing Midgets instead of Widgets." Submitted  by  Rob Brendel of Beijing, China

"Looks like our automated off-class detection system is working." Submitted  by  Donna M. Yarbrough; Aiken, S.C.

"It was just then that Arty realized the quality settings on the QA robot were a little too sensitive . . ." Submitted  by  Mark F. Cheek

"Now our robotic worker wants benefits." Submitted  by  Mervin Archer; Grove, Okla.

"This isn’t how I thought I would be replaced." Submitted  by  Mervin Archer; Grove, Okla.

"The vision system on our new robotic arm is a little off!!" Submitted  by  Mervin Archer; Grove, Okla.

"Crane: How many times have I told you that I could do this job without you at my back." Submitted  by  Rajaratnam Shanthini

"See, automation can directly reduce our work-force requirements." Submitted  by  Gary Bates

"On the plus side, Bob's feet no longer hurt from standing all day." Submitted  by  J. Grande

"Too intelligent system, picks the defective items very precisely . . ." Submitted  by  Sankar Narayan

"Now get back to work . . . " Submitted  by  Lynn Wheat; Collierville, Tenn.

"Employee Detected! Eliminating per Corporate directive 2009-1." Submitted  by  Jeff Keeton; Pittsburgh, Pa.

"That's the last time I'll EVER tell someone to 'Get a grip'!" Submitted  by  Jim McDow; Augusta, Ga.

"Lesson #1: Don't mouth off to the crane operator." Submitted  by  Kirby Hostetler; Barberton, Ohio

"Marketing Dept: Our advanced overhead visual inspection system provides 100% quality compliance." Submitted  by  Larry R. Unger; Wellington, Fla.

"Situations like this is why we wear hardhats!" Submitted  by  Peter Spath; Victor, N.Y.

"Health care, taxes and now they want the shirt off my back." Submitted  by  Rick Staley; Maryville, Mo.

"Gee, what a big crane, It can even pick me up. WOW." Submitted  by  Donald Drummond; Clarksburg, W. Va.

"Like all businesses today, we're really feeling the pinch." Submitted  by  Rob Falconer; Lakeland, Fla.

" Hey, Mum! I didn't get the cuddly toy. But I did get some funny little guy in a yellow hat. " Submitted  by  Rob Falconer; Lakeland, Fla.

"Our new error-proofing system seems to be working." Submitted  by  Tim Winfield, Minnesota

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