Comical Processing: You Write The Cartoon Caption Winner Feb. 9, 2016

Congratulations to Lorrie Ann Fisher from Elgin, Ill. Lorrie wrote the winning caption.

"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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Is it my imagination, or does this fill up every time the toilet is flushed?

Honorable Mentions

"At least I don't need a night light anymore when I wake up in the middle of the night." Submitted by Cory Juvan, Evanston, Wyo.

"It has a light bouquet, reminiscent of Reactor 3, and a slight aftertaste of the stripper column." Submitted by Dan Houghton, High Point, N.C.

"Well Herb, at least were not assigned to the sewage treatment plant." Submitted by Eric Chastain, Friendswood, Texas

"You know the executive washroom is directly upstairs, right?" Submitted by Kenneth Russell, Buford, Ga.

"Recycling water from the Jim Beam plant next door was a brilliant idea!" Submitted by Larry Shade, Augusta, Ga.

"So much better than the Flint Michigan water." Submitted by Robert Shumate, Cincinnati

Other Submissions

"next step: people recycling" Submitted by Adrian Dimitriu, Bucharest, Romania

"Joe, aren't we successful in cost cutting ideas and suggestion schemes on water conservation?" Submitted by Anbu Vendan D Pandian, Chennai, India

"At least in their excitement for a fully recycled plant they did not call for recycled employees" Submitted by Assem Abdou, Geismar, La.

"It taste so good to be recycled." Submitted by Carlos Bonaldy, Caracas, Venezuela

"Drink recycled water. It's GOOD for the environment; and OK for you." Submitted by Charlie Colquhoun, Melbourne, Australia

"I recycle my own in this green bucket..." Submitted by Christopher Tickner, Cheshire, U.K.

"Good to the last drop." Submitted by Dave Switzer, Blue Springs, Mo.

"The cooling tower guys won a bet." Submitted by David Jones, New York

"I think the filter needs changing." Submitted by David Ruff, Columbia, S.C.

"It's not so bad now that they're running it through the RO filters the right way." Submitted by Doug Blakeley, Canton, Mass.

"The after taste is quite the mystery, don't you think?" Submitted by Doug Dikun, Carol Stream, Ill.

"I wouldn't mind it so much if it weren't for the orange color." Submitted by Edwin Drescher, Baton Rouge, La.

"Didn't they just buy life insurance on us? Or, is this a hint about downsizing?" Submitted by Fred Infortunio, Tomball, Texas

"Were you too young to have seen the movie Soylent Green? What was that secret ingredient!!?" Submitted by Fred Infortunio, Tomball, Texas

"The board members get the bottled water." Submitted by Fred Infortunio, Tomball, Texas

"Bob, don't worry about the water, it's the chemicals on these disposable cups you need to be concerned about!" Submitted by George Hudak, Broken Arrow, Okla.

"Nice bouquet, slight after taste, very dry!" Submitted by George Hudak, Broken Arrow, Okla.

"Accounting justified it by using the savings from the reduction in our waste water discharge expenses." Submitted by George Hudak, Broken Arrow, OK

"Yes, right, we are going to be the 1st ZLD certified Company worldwide." Submitted by Gianluca Premoli, Schaffhausen, Switzerland

"This new system is great! You can hardly tell it's from the washrooms........" Submitted by Ian Cairns, Leeds, U.K.

"Does not matter what they say; it tastes different." Submitted by Jack Horvath, Deer Park, Texas

"Does have a little 'wang' in it. Good though. . ." Submitted by James Daniels, Cantonment, Fla.

"Wonder why it says, "Don't Drink & Drive"?" Submitted by Jatin Shah, Mumbai, India

"The EPA may have suspended our waste water permit, but at least they are adding Tang for a taste of nostalgia." Submitted by Jeanne Clark, Pasadena, Texas

"...and I figured that if it was good enough for the process, it's got to be good enough for us." Submitted by Jeff Cortez, Waterloo, Neb.

"Are you sure the upper floor restroom was closed?" Submitted by Jesús E. Velázquez, Altamira, Mexico

". . . and our water bill has gone way down!" Submitted by Jie Veasey, Myrtle Springs, Texas

"Looks like a good opportunity to call engineering for good "Zero" Filter." Submitted by Jim DeChant, Cleveland, Ohio

"Hmmm.... tastes just like chicken!" Submitted by Jim McDow, Augusta, Ga.

"I perceive a hint of iron oxides, a tiny waft of mercaptans, and a nice bouquet of hydrogen sulfides. Very quaint and tasty." Submitted by Joe Davis, Webster Groves, Mo.

"Hey Fred what's that little tingle in the back of the throat? Don't worry about it Barney. It has a half life of only 55 years." Submitted by Joe Davis, Webster Groves, Mo.

"Well, that was interesting. I didn't expect the chewy chunks, but they did have a burst of energy...like biting on a battery." Submitted by Joe Davis, Webster Groves, Mo.

"This kind of reminds me of an episode on X-Files when Mulder lost his memory from drinking some alien stuff in the water supply. You know this reminds me of an episode on X-Files when Mulder lost his memory....................Did I just say that?" Submitted by Joe Davis, Webster Groves, Mo.

"I heard we got a new CEO. His name is Reverend Jimmy something....." Submitted by Joe Davis, Webster Groves, Mo.

"Just don't bang on the pipes or drip any on the floor, this stuff isn't very stable prior to consuming it. AND by all means don't use it to make coffee like Jerry. He'll be out of the ICU burn unit next week." Submitted by Joe Davis, Webster Groves, Mo.

"Those new high flow RO membranes sure don't seem to work as well." Submitted by John Opiola, Telford, Pa.

"They must have the beer convention next door this week." Submitted by John Ostrander, Greenville, S.C.

"The yellow 'tang' isn't from the old NASA program!" Submitted by Joseph Romano, Reynoldsburg, Ohio

"It was a little wang to it" Submitted by Kurt Eichholtz, Indianapolis

"Distinct metallic taste with undertones of sewer..." Submitted by Linn Bramble, Wynnewood, Pa.

"What process did you say this was reclaimed from???" Submitted by Mark Harrand, Worthington, Ohio

"You sure this stuff is okay? It could be Hydrogen hydroxide!" Submitted by Martin Czebotar, Linden, N.J.

"This is recycled urine water, I can taste the beer I drank earlier!" Submitted by Marvin Sager, Rockville, Md.

"Oh! It tastes better than the recycled Singapore Water" Submitted by Mohamed Aboobucker, Petaliing Jaya, Malaysia

"Hiring the low-cost contractors is not always prudent. They piped in the line labeled "potty water" instead of the one labelled "potable water"..." Submitted by Orlando Rainey, Front Royal, Va.

"It's water we drank yesterday." Submitted by Ralph Portier, Baton Rouge, La.

"Isn't the sweat-shop upstairs?" Submitted by Ralph Quigley, Port Wentworth, Ga.

"Did you know, just like the air we breathe, all water was at some point drunk by someone else?" Submitted by Richard Kelly, Tonawanda, NY

"This was the EPA's idea to make sure we make our numbers on the discharge steam!" Submitted by Robert Andrew, Lakeland, Fla.

"I hope "Old Fred" is paying attention to the treatment system stream and not sleeping on the job again." Submitted by Robert Andrew, Lakeland, Fla.

"Here's to future fuel cells!" Submitted by Robin Plance, Portland, Oreg.

"Recycled from which process?" Submitted by Steve Cohen, Hollywood, Fla.