Comical Processing: You Write The Cartoon Caption Winner January 30, 2011

Congratulations to Scott Patrick 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.

Comical Processing cartoon caption

Do you really think that was just a doodle on the blueprint?


Honorable Mentions

"I said "NOT here! NOT here!" Submitted  by Jatin Shah

"How many times do I have to remind you? This ain’t American Chopper and you ain’t welding fancy pipes onto motorcycle headers!" Submitted  by Chuck Lewis

"It was the only way we could get the equivalent pipe lengths in this space." Submitted  by Mark O’Rosky; Austin, Texas

 "Well, it worked for my wife. . . " Submitted  by Jason Pielaet; Batavia, N.Y. 


"Well, I think we found the pinch point limiting our new process." Submitted  by Rod Mueller; Hertford, N.C.

"Our new pipe designer previously worked in the gift wrap department at Bloomingdale's." Submitted  by Bo Getty; Baton Rouge, La.

"I've heard of getting your tubes tied, but this is ridiculous." Submitted  by Paul Plante

"It appears you and I have our lines crossed." Submitted  by Jeffrey Wrede; Montvale, N.J.

"Most systems have a few kinks to work out, but this looks like sabotage!" Submitted  by Konrad Schwoerke; Chapel Hill, N.C.

"I can see that you are a little stressed." Submitted  by Fred Infortunio; Houston

"Hmmm! I guess that you did not get a raise recently." Submitted  by Fred Infortunio; Houston

"Is that the new guaranteed not to leak BOW-TIE valve???" Submitted  by Ferman Prewitt; Monett, Mo.

"The plant manager is going to be mad as a hornet when the governor shows up for the ribbon cutting this afternoon." Submitted  by Gene Bradbury; Tonawanda, N.Y.

"I shouldn't have told them to make it look 'pretty'!" Submitted  by Jim McDow; Augusta, Ga.

"The I&E Tech says its some newfangled Coriolis Mass flowmeter." Submitted  by Jim McDow; Augusta, Ga.

"As a matter of fact, Tim Tiebow was the lead Engineer on this. Perhaps he should have stuck with football." Submitted  by Bob Vaughn

"No! I said tie INTO the line." Submitted  by Kirby Hostetler; Barberton, Ohio

"When the contractor said he delivers his projects  'on time with a bow' I always thought he was talking figuratively." Submitted  by Fred Durrenberger

"The boss said 'tie-in the line,' not 'tie, in the line.'" Submitted  by Dan Hilburn

"I told you that pipe fitter looked like one of those chopper guys from that TV Show." Submitted  by Robert Andrew

"I heard the pipe fitter singing 'here we go loopdy loop here we go. . .'" Submitted  by Joseph P Windish; Warminster, Pa.

"I told him that his last piping job looked like spaghetti. He asked if I would rather have a pretzel." Submitted  by Randall Butler; Jackson, Tenn.

"Nice ribbon bow. You think the boss will like his gift?" Submitted  by Charles Parker

"YOU did not have to tie a knot in it to stop the leak." Submitted  by  Donald Drummond; Clarksburg. W. Va.

"The steam plant manager says, 'your area, your cost centre!" Submitted  by Cameron Watt

". . . and while he worked he kept saying, 'Imagine the ride. WEEEEEEEE!" Submitted  by Cameron Watt

". . . and when Carter complained the pipe fitter gave him a similar 'bow tie'" Submitted  by Cameron Watt

"I can't stand literal thinkers. I said to tie-in the new line." Submitted  by Cameron Watt

"The riggers wanted a loop here for some reason." Submitted  by Cameron Watt

"It doesn't matter what the model says; I'm supposed to approve changes." Submitted  by Cameron Watt

"I think someone ticked off the pipefitter!" Submitted  by Robert Andrew

"I think we located the bottleneck in the system." Submitted  by Robert Andrew

"Procurement did not have money in the budget to replace the butterfly valve so we came up with this." Submitted  by Ken White

"I believe you got your chocolate in my peanut butter!" Submitted  by George Collins

"Oh, it's just like the deceleration coils we put in the electrical cables to keep the electrons from slamming into the terminals." Submitted  by Mark Mathews

"Sir, I’ve tied up the loose ends on my projects, just like you asked." Submitted  by Katharine Bono; Bryn Mawr, PA

"That's what we get for hiring ex-Navy engineers. . . always showing off their knot-tying skills!" Submitted  by Rick Stevens; Somerville, Tenn.

"Well . . . that finishes this expansion project." Submitted  by Larry Rentkiewicz

"How did you do that?" Submitted  by Fred Infortunio; Houston, Texas

"It is the shoe lace flange, if it comes untied we are in trouble." Submitted  by Mark O’Rosky; Austin, Texas

"So that's the new 'Knot' flow meter huh?" Submitted  by Scott Stanek

"Guy 1: 'Um . . . We've got a Problem.' Guy 2: 'No, not anymore.'" Submitted  by Kerri Clifton

"How much extra did the contractor charge for this?" Submitted  by Scott Patrick

"Bill, this is what the project manager referred to as the closed-loop fedback control system." Submitted  by Patricio Proust

"But. . . I don't know this spectacle blind!" Submitted  by Ernesto Arturo Calderón

"Well it did stop the valve from leaking." Submitted  by Tonya Tom; New Orleans