Comical Processing: You Write The Cartoon Caption Winner Dec. 15, 2015

Congratulations to Dave Switzer from Blue Springs, Mo. Dave's caption made us laugh the loudest.

"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.

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On the bright side, we don't work in a nuke plant.

Honorable Mentions

"This is ironic. Same color as the Morton System Saver water softener salt bags." Submitted by Craig Koerner, Madison, Wisc.

"Looks like there are leaks in the ectoplasmic containment system again. You need to get that fixed fast. Who ya gonna call?" Submitted by Darren Burn, East Longmeadow, Maine

"Get those little Dutch boys in here. Looks like we'll need all six." Submitted by John Paulk, Columbia, S.C.

"Let's call it Soylent Green." Submitted by Mac Maclaren, Austin, Texas

"Not it!" Submitted by Terumi (Tami) Okano, Bedford, Mass.

Other Submissions

"Do you think we can wait until the turn around to fix this?" Submitted by Aaron Smith, Lima, Ohio

"Mark, aren’t you scared on these green anacondas, as risk to human safety!" Submitted by Anbu Vendan D Pandian, Chennai, India

"I guess this time we can't just pretend it didn't happen and wait for the next shift to take care of it" Submitted by Assem Abdou, Geismar, La.

"Everyone tells us going green is a good thing." Submitted by Carl Smith, Lockport, N.Y.

"Well we now know the efects of this solution." Submitted by Carlos G Martinez, Monterrey, Mexico

"I thought SSS 316 was a better grade. I didn't know it mean Sorta Stainless Steel." Submitted by Cherie Poshpuff, Columbia Station, Ohio

"We should have performed that in-line pH meter calibration check last month when it was scheduled for PM." Submitted by Chester Makowski, Hillsborough, N.J.

"George, I don't think a fresh coat of paint is going to cut it this time." Submitted by Dan Diamantstein, Atlanta

"Duct tape?" Submitted by Dana Andrews, Chicago

"I told them the water tank would not hold those neutrinos." Submitted by David Ruff, Columbia, S.C.

"Some times I wish I was color blind!" Submitted by Don Phillips, Melbourne, Fla.

"Not in the budget until next year. Grab the J-B Weld." Submitted by Gary Wierson, Ames, Iowa

"Stan, you say the viscosity is 50,000 cps, I think it is closer to 90,000 and it is also rheoplastic in nature." Submitted by George Hudak, Broken Arrow, Okla.

"Stan, it's basic chemistry! NaOH and aluminum just don't mix." Submitted by George Hudak, Broken Arrow, Okla.

"No, Jerry, I don't think licking it will give you super powers." Submitted by George Lavoie, Georgetown, Maine

"I don't think our strategic planning towards green chemistry meant this ..." Submitted by Gianluca Premoli, Schaffhausen, Italy

"Was OSHA coming in this morning or afternoon?" Submitted by Greg Norman, Pittsburgh

"Oh, we missed that the new solvent can dissolve anything!" Submitted by Ille Johannes, Tallinn, Estonia

"Ok my friend, the corrosion test is over!" Submitted by J Emilio Velázquez, Panjin, Liaoning, China

"We got slimed!" Submitted by Jim McDow, Augusta, Ga.

"ISIS came through and shot it up. They didn't like the look of our algae filter, they thought it was a small reactor." Submitted by Joe Davis, Webster Groves, Mo.

"Ummmm, Frank. Why is the water heater seeping green goo and why is it full of buck shot?" Submitted by Joe Davis, Webster Groves, Mo.

"I thought Green Chemistry was good for this process" Submitted by John Martin, Coronado, Calif.

"They said it was just like the old green slime, but more cost effective." Submitted by John Opiola, Telford, Pa.

"WOW, even our process got the Christmas spirit. Lets put more ornaments. I bet you our boss will be so happy with the idea." Submitted by Jose G. Vega, Machesney Park, IL

"You may want to re-check the pH of our new energy drink." Submitted by Kenneth Oldham, Spring, Texas

"Holey Guacamole!" Submitted by LennySue French, Greensboro, N.C.

"I can get rid of this Bill. Just add sugar and we can make snow cones." Submitted by Marc Soldner, Eden Prairie, Minn.

"That new slime formulation for Nickelodeon is really potent!" Submitted by Martin Czebotar, Linden, N.J.

"Do we win the LEED certification for "green slime" building materials?" Submitted by Marvin Sager, Rockville, Md.

"I think we've been had, let's bolt!" Submitted by Mike Kolf, Bethesda, Md.

"The biofilm? I thought it was a good thing when it plugged the leaks." Submitted by Mike Kolf, Bethesda, Md.

"Perhaps we should have checked the compatibility of the materials of construction versus the new process material after all..." Submitted by Orlando Rainey, Front Royal, Va.

"Dang. That was the first run if the DoE." Submitted by Ralph B. Caricofe, Morehead City, N.C.

"We are really close on the Universal Solvent. Now we can start work on the new Universal Solvent vessel material." Submitted by Ralph Quigley, Port Wentworth, Ga.

"When we told the plant manager that starting up train 3 was a bad idea because it was holey, he thought we said it was Holy and ordered us to start it up by Christmas!" Submitted by Rebecca Pulmano, Carson, Calif.

"This is not a very good 'GREEN' process?!?! It still has a few holes in it." Submitted by Richard Newman, Marcus Hook, Pa.

"Looks like the Wolverine has been here again." Submitted by Robert Andrew, Lakeland, Fla.

"Do you think now we will have budget for maintenance ?" Submitted by Roberto Manfredi, Lugano, Switzerland

"Relax! The green goo comes out easily. Happens all the time." Submitted by Rogelio Gomez, Pittsburgh

"This is not the "going green" we needed to acheive." Submitted by Susan Miller, Bement, Ill.