Comical Processing: You Write The Cartoon Caption Winner July 23, 2015

Congratulations to George Lavoie of Georgetown, Maine. His caption captured what we've all heard from IT -- thanks for the laughs!

"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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Hello, this is IT. Have you tried turning it off and on again?

Honorable Mentions

"Well that's the last time ever that I am going to play Johnny Cash's song "Ring of Fire" on a laptop!" Submitted by Chuck Lewis, Springfield, Ohio

"All I did was scan for viruses with that new software called "Nukem"." Submitted by Doug Lippy, Parkville, Md.

"This Chemical Processing e-learning in exothermic reactions was an amazingly realistic one ..." Submitted by Gianluca Premoli, Schaffhausen, Switzerland

"Mmm... Electronic engineers... They have not the knowledge about heat exchenge as the chemical engineer!" Submitted by Gisanfranco Frosi, PESCHIERA BORROMEO, Italy

"Please standby while IM upgrades the security features on your system." Submitted by Keith Quanbeck, Johnston, Iowa

"IT said they would block Candy Crush, but this is way overboard!" Submitted by Matt McKain

"I think this might be a step beyond the blue screen of death........" Submitted by Robert Andrew, Lakeland, Fla.

Other Submissions

"Hmmmm ... The firewall really make it 'well done' ..." Submitted by Agung Witjaksono, Jakarta, Indonesia

"I thought Microsoft was kidding about discontinuing support for Windows XP." Submitted by Allen Murray, Irvine, Calif.

"I guess that upgrade did not work" Submitted by Carl Smith, Lockport, N.Y.

"There's a problem with the firewall..." Submitted by Daniel Houghton, High Point, N.C.

"I could have sworn I hit save and not self destruct." Submitted by David Debari, Cantonment, Fla.

"This flare analysis software is TOO realistic!" Submitted by David Tremblay , Burlington, Mass.

"MYgration!" Submitted by Frank Hicks

"This confirms it. That project outline was Mission Impossible" Submitted by Fred Durrenberger, Columbia, Mo.

"I guess he meant it when he said the message would self distruct" Submitted by Fred Durrenberger, Columbia, Mo.

"Finally, I can get an upgraded laptop!" Submitted by George Hudak, Broken Arrow, OK

"Kari: Bill, will you hold, we seem to have an unresolved issue with Skype." Submitted by George Hudak, Broken Arrow, OK

"Bill: Kari, is everything okay? Our screen just went blank." Submitted by George Hudak, Broken Arrow, OK

"4D - includes odors!" Submitted by George Hudak, Broken Arrow, OK

"My one year warranty expired yesterday!" Submitted by George Hudak, Broken Arrow, OK

"So this is how EAM manages my assets?" Submitted by Hillary Freeley, Schaumburg, Ill.

"Strong Exothermic Reaction" Submitted by Hugo Gaxiola, Calexico, Calif.

"I guess our corporate firewall isn't working so well...." Submitted by Jim Manning, Pittsburgh, Pa.

"That battery upgrade went in like a Li-ion and out like a F-lamb-é!!!!" Submitted by John Carboy, Clifton, N.J.

"Guess I should have read the online review titled "Flaming Performance" more closely before doing that "upgrade"!!!!!!!" Submitted by John Carboy, Clifton, N.J.

"Wow, what a hot topic!" Submitted by Joseph Bedson, San Antonio, Texas

"Microsoft pushes this months Windows patches." Submitted by Keith Quanbeck, Johnston, Iowa

"I guess they really are serious about cyber-security threats." Submitted by Kyra Ann, Olmsted Falls, Ohio

"Smith's resignation letter had the desired effect..." Submitted by Larry Shade, Augusta, Ga.

"I guess Mrs Phelips didn't accept her assignment for Mission Impossible for today!" Submitted by Martin Czebotar, Linden, NJ

"Donald Trump flares up again." Submitted by Nancy Murphy, Cottonwood, Ariz.

"Good 'ole' Fankie told me that it was some song about Ghost Riders in fhe Sky not in my laptop..." Submitted by Paulo Casteloes, Rio De Janeiro

"Well now, that's not very "Green!"" Submitted by Randall Borgerding, Pella, Iowa

"In the good old days, you just received a pink slip!" Submitted by Ray Edwards, Richmond, Texas

"A bit too much "fire" in our new firewall!" Submitted by Roger Painter, Johnson City, Tenn.

"Well, I guess it's time for lunch..." Submitted by Tracy Waller, Aiken, S.C.

"So that's what an Internet Flame War leads to!" Submitted by Will Ebersman, Los Angeles

"All I did was check my Home Email." Submitted by William Strohmeyer, St. Louis, Mo.