Comical Processing: You Write The Cartoon Caption Winner February 15, 2018

Congratulations to Scott Mourier of West Virginia. His caption made our editors 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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In order to be pro-active in the company's Predictive Maintenance initiative, the Reliability Group brought in Carnac the Magnificent as a consultant.

Honorable Mentions

"Hmm...I don't think the new Reliability guy is going to work out." Submitted by Lee Harrison, Virginia

"Now go ahead. Place another $10000.00 in the slot and try again." Submitted by Martin Tremblay, Quebec

"The early use of condition based monitoring had its own flaws" Submitted by Steve McGhie, Ayrshire/UK

Other Submissions

"Murphy reaches a conclusion for the long-time question "To fail or not to fail?"" Submitted by Assem Abdou, Egypt

"OK, now let me see the palm of your hand!" Submitted by Christopher Spoor, Oklahoma

"What is the worst scenario when the CEO and the board of directors show up for your presentation." Submitted by Chuck Lewis, Ohio

"Woody, from machine repair wore his Halloween costume to the production meeting to emphasize the need to make adjustments to the old press." Submitted by Chuck Lewis, Ohio

"The Fortune Teller's bold prediction came true, Without the proper PM, R2D2 from Star Wars fame transformed into a Tesla Death Ray machine." Submitted by Chuck Lewis, Ohio

"Isn't that Joe, the service engineer that was downsized in the last merger?" Submitted by David Ruff, South Carolina

"...As short of what? If one could only recall what was it running on.." Submitted by Emil Engi, Abu Dhabi

"For those who joined later, here is a summary,before concluding our RAM study review.. (Audio background:song "One Moment in Time")" Submitted by Emil Engi, Abu Dhabi

"Six sigma initiatives increased production capacity by 50%" Submitted by Fred Durrenberger, Missouri

"What is " If you don't stop production for the PM"" Submitted by Gary Wierson, Iowa

"R&D gets Zoltar in response to BIG budget cuts" Submitted by Jatin Shah, India

"Describe mandatory maintenance cutbacks." Submitted by Jeanne Clark, Pasadena, Texas

"This is not the predictive preventative maintenance program I was expecting." Submitted by Jeff Cortez, Nebraska

"Fake News!" Submitted by Jeff Snyder, Virginia

"There are ghosts in there." Submitted by Joe Davis, Missouri

"The Great Kaarnac predicts: "This is why the water is poka dotted."" Submitted by Joe Davis, Missouri

"This is what will happen when Fred forgets to execute scheduled PM's." Submitted by Joe Davis, Missouri

" This will happen when the lab rats were accidently released." Submitted by Joe Davis, Missouri

"Patches? Patches? We don't need no stinking patches!" Submitted by Joe Davis, Missouri

"What was said by disbelievers of the Wright Brothers, the PC, and 3D printers?" Submitted by John Paulk, South Carolina

"We saved a lot of money letting the interns design the new unit." Submitted by Kenneth Russell, Georgia

"A novel approach to predictive maintenance!" Submitted by Kiven Kiersey, Ireland

"The Great Karnack was hired during the PM shutdown for maintenance!" Submitted by Martin Czebotar, New Jersey

"After failling as an AI programmer and later as an EPA inspector, Reggie moved on to predictive maintenance.." Submitted by Martin Tremblay, Quebec

"Finally, after a long awaiting time the succesful low bidder for commissioning provided his report." Submitted by Martin Tremblay, Quebec

"You are not getting any good news unless you pay for a new chrystal ball..." Submitted by Martin Tremblay, Quebec

"Seriously! I am a certified predictive maintenance engineer from the world famous Tijuana Trump University" Submitted by Martin Tremblay, Quebec

" When?! What do you mean by when? Plus or minus 3 years??" Submitted by Martin Tremblay, Quebec

"What did Melania say to Donald Trump on their honeymoon?" Submitted by Marvin Sager, Maryland

"Just like the PA system did." Submitted by Myriam Kobylkevich, Pennsylvania

"This is the final report of the study "Benefits of cost reduction in control and instrumentation equipment"" Submitted by Nelson Jaramillo, Maracaibo, Zulia

"The maintenance department was dealing with the budget cuts." Submitted by Sue Grafton, California