Comical Processing: You Write The Cartoon Caption Winner July 5, 2017

Congratulations to David Bachtel from Montana. David 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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I don't understand why the last engineer had a problem reading the gauges. They look right to me.

Honorable Mentions

"The only conclusion I can come up with is, "It's 5 o'clock somewhere."" Submitted by Craig Koerner, Wisconsin

"It's all in front of me. And I still can't see how Big Data can help us save energy...." Submitted by Martin Tremblay, Quebec

"It was at this point that the plant manager realized the salesman may have taken advantage of him by saying he needed all those instruments at once." Submitted by Mike Hibbard, Ohio

Other Submissions

"The operators are right. Pressure gauge x6y3 is a bit too big and causes confusion." Submitted by Albert Walrave, Luxembourg

"Every time the salesman had a new idea for R&D to try." Submitted by Ankur Patel, Michigan

"The only thing worse than trying to find a needle in a haystack is trying to find the correct gauge needle in this mess" Submitted by Assem Abdou, Egypt

""Where's the computer screen with the trends?" -A millennial looking at an old control system for the first time." Submitted by Christina Hermens, California

"This must be a nightmare brought on by the pipe dreams screen saver." Submitted by Christopher Spoor, Oklahoma

"Well I statistically deduced the best 15 gauges. I then used the sliding scale method to ascertain the top five. Now I will use the foremost scientific method to select the best one...EENIE.MEENIE,MIGHT MOE....." Submitted by Chuck Lewis, Ohio

"Calibrate! Calibrate! Calibrate!" Submitted by Cora Angeles, California

"I think that labelling these gauges would help." Submitted by David Debari, Florida

"Thank God for distributed process control systems!" Submitted by Denise Pigula, Michigan

"If the heart of the plant is instrumentation... this panel represents Frankensteins' monster." Submitted by George Hudak, Oklahoma

"They told me one of these shows the critical pressure on the reactor and not to let it get to 80% of maximum! Now which one was it?" Submitted by George Hudak, Oklahoma

"One of these is not like the others... it shows the critical pressure on the reactor. Don't let it get to 80% of maximum!" Submitted by George Hudak, Oklahoma

"Now I know why my boss wanted me to 5S these pressure gauges. I am not sure where the Diaphragm Pump A out put pressure gauge is at." Submitted by Ismael Ramon, Texas

"If I could just remember the Time he told me to select..." Submitted by Jatin Shah, India

"Which one is the specific run away timer?" Submitted by Jesús Velázquez, Tamaulipas, Mexico

"I must be in some kind of magnetic field. All these compasses are pointing in different directions." Submitted by Joe Davis, Missouri

".......if I only had a brain." Submitted by Joe Davis, Missouri

"A feegelgirk, blazafam, chuklhunk, and what the bleep is a snorgleshlosh? These have to be Wonkametrics." Submitted by Joe Davis, Missouri

"Ok, was it three over, four down, or four over, three down for the upper explosion limit meter? If it's the latter, then we are all going to die!" Submitted by Joe Davis, Missouri

"In the words of Scotty, 'damage control is easy, reading Klingon, that's hard."" Submitted by Joe Davis, Missouri

"I still don't understand how the WWI submarine commanders drove these things." Submitted by Kenneth Russell, Georgia

"Does anybody really know what time it is. . . " Submitted by Kerwin Konecsni, Rocky River

"Under job pressure? This is my limit!" Submitted by Martin Czebotar, New Jersey

"My electrical bill will be insane!!!" Submitted by Martin Tremblay, Quebec

"No wonder our project went over budget." Submitted by Marvin Sager, Maryland

"Which one says it good?" Submitted by Mike Dolan, Georgia

"This is not what I expected from the job description saying there is a "state of the art" Human Machine Interface....." Submitted by Orlando Rainey, Virginia

"I think that engineer said "second gauge to the right and straight on 'til morning"." Submitted by Phil Grimes, Illinois

"I guess labeling things IS more than just a suggestion." Submitted by Phil Grimes, Illinois

"Operator overloaded by supurious signals.." Submitted by Qasim Shahzad, Pakistan

"Holy cow! Someone must've hacked us!" Submitted by Rabih Zayed, Ontario

"Gauge (a)maze." Submitted by Radhakrishnan Gopinathan, India

"Fred starts to question the decision to go with 21-out-of-40 voting logic in the shutdown system instead of 2-out-of-3." Submitted by Rob Brendel, Illinois

"Fred starts to question the decision to go with 21-out-of-40 voting logic in the shutdown system instead of 2-out-of-3." Submitted by Rob Brendel, Illinois

"All these are DUMMIES; how come the ACTUAL one is missing!!!" Submitted by Suresh Nama, India

"That's the Clock, it's lunch time." Submitted by Vijay Sane, India