Comical Processing: You Write The Cartoon Caption Winner February 6, 2019

Congratulations to Tom Rybarczyk. Tom penned the funniest caption, according to our editors.

"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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Where did you get this level, Costco?

Honorable Mentions

" And I thought installing it with the right side up would be the hard part" Submitted by Fred Durrenberger, Missouri

"I guess Clem was right; run out and tell him to put another brick under the northeast corner of the building" Submitted by Ken Hassen, Arizona

"I guess I spent too much time dealing with suspicious vials last month. I think I am not seeing straight anymore..." Submitted by Martin Tremblay, Québec

"We're going to need a LOT more shims!" Submitted by Reece McHenry, Kansas

Other Submissions

"Let me level with you, I read the earth was switching magnetic poles or some such, anyway it ain't off-kilter enough to worry about it. Shall we go with it as is?" Submitted by Anil Mahajan, Texas

" I'm sure the maintenance guys are having fun with us but this time they have gotten really creative." Submitted by Christopher Spoor, Oklahoma

"It's not bad enough that we have to make a protective case for the worlds largest cell phone, but it's not square!" Submitted by Chuck Lewis, Ohio

""Do you think it's close enough? " Keep in mind that we produce horse shoes and hand grenades here." Submitted by Chuck Lewis, Ohio

"Well Fred, I say we just take the average and call it good." Submitted by Dan Diamantstein, Georgia

"What if the ceiling above contains dark matter? Colleague: I think that you are over-thinking the problem..." Submitted by Evan Hardege, Victoria, Australia

"That looks like the rag Joe was using to wipe his hands when he was inspecting the tank!" Submitted by Frederick Gregory, Texas

"Incoming QC said it was OK! Go with it." Submitted by Gary Wierson, Iowa

"We toll T the knowbs off so no one can change the setti! Brilliant, right?" Submitted by George Hudak, Texas

"Since when did Big Blue start getting into process control?" Submitted by George Hudak, Texas

" I guess we'll have to stop drawing bubbles on these..." Submitted by Gregory Sykes, Texas

"Well, we did ask for a level indicator in the control room." Submitted by James Krusling, Alabama

"You can tell your wife that bigger isn't always better. I think we need to use the smaller level." Submitted by Jeanne Clark, Texas

" Maybe something is spinning in there because I'm pretty sure we're not." Submitted by John Ewanish, Ohio

" Had the same problem with my parabolic equalizer. Balance was never even." Submitted by Joseph Walker, New Jersey

"Did we lose orbital stability again? How long did NASA say the warranty lasts on these magnetic shoes?" Submitted by Keith Brenneman, South Carolina

"I swear it was level just a second ago." Submitted by Kerwin Orr, Ohio

"We need some natural intelligence." Submitted by KRISHNAN SAHASRANAMAN, India

"How are we going to get those Tribbles out of there?" Submitted by Larry Shade, Georgia

"Go get Heisenberg, he'll figure it out!" Submitted by Larry Shade, Georgia

" Do you thing that the Management of Change process will cover this?" Submitted by Lee Harrison, Virginia

"Do you think that the Management of Change process will cover this?" Submitted by Lee Harrison, Virginia

"Tell HR they need to review their hiring criteria for engineers: installing a recirculating pump on level bubbles is not going to cut it with me..." Submitted by Martin Tremblay, Quebec, Canada

"The level indicates PTSD from over exhaustion." Submitted by Marvin Sager, Maryland

"This level is much easier to read...another perfectly level install and nobody else around, here to witness it." Submitted by Michael Boggs, Ohio

"Have you verified your calibration certification label?" Submitted by Nelson Jaramillo, Venezuela

"This is an Example of "CIRCLE ECONOMY 4.0". Recycling Old TVs & Old Microwaves to be the new HMIs for Industry 4.0. CE 4.0 Protects the Environment and Cut Cost." Submitted by Rabih Zayed, Quebec

"Is This the New High Performance HMI! I believe they are going to install it on Mars!" Submitted by Rabih Zayed, Quebec, Canada

"Who cares about conflicting level indicators, they mounted the unit on its side." Submitted by Richard Kajander, Michigan

"Best guess is that there are a couple of sleeping cats up there, warping the gravitational field, or it's quantum black-holes and we're in real trouble." Submitted by Robert Bauer, Michigan

"Joe: I'm pretty sure this isn't what we meant when we asked for a larger level indicator. Mark: I don't care. What do you make of those readings?" Submitted by Romain Raballand, France

" You can tell it's straight because the first bubble in the side tube moved to the top tube, and the top bubble moved to the down tube. It's very technical." Submitted by Sandy Exum, Georgia

"I'm guessing that the maintenance guys bought this from that US Government supply company that charges $100 for a hammer." Submitted by Scott Mourier, West Virginia

"So how do we get this rig level, now that we're in orbit?" Submitted by Stephen Needre, Virginia

"I told them not to purchase the imported level!" Submitted by Tim Feider, Wisconsin