Comical Processing: You Write The Cartoon Caption Winner June 14, 2018

Congratulations to Vanessa Marshall from Texas. But don't try her chili any time soon.

"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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It started out as a chili recipe test but with a little tweak I think we created a good paint remover.

Honorable Mentions

"210 proof alcohol is theoretically possible if you add eye of neutron star to the mash." Submitted by Darrin Thompson, Ohio

"It's Celsius Bob...Celsius!" Submitted by George Hudak, Texas

"No, it is not out of spec -- Derek commandeered the pilot plant to make soup for the company picnic." Submitted by Lee Harrison, Virginia

Other Submissions

"Our secret is that we have found a way of keeping these microorganisms growing even at these adverse conditions. Thanks to this, our technology is very stable and reliable, virtually indestructible. Of course, if this bug ever gets out, life as we know it" Submitted by Alan Chihak, Illinois

"I don't know why you insist on doing this manually." Submitted by Alyssa Bills, Columbus

"I think the Instrument guys misunderstood our request for adding a wireless temperature transmitter" Submitted by Assem Abdou, Egypt

"I don't care what your 'trusty thermometer' says; the solution is clearly past its bubble point!" Submitted by Christina Hermens, California

"The way your itching I have an Idea this isn't your first Lab. "Have one at home do yah"!?" Submitted by Christopher Spoor, Oklahoma

"As the company PR man, I think convincing the public to sample our new pea soup at 180 degrees F will be challenging." Submitted by Chuck Lewis, Ohio

"Ah"? That's not what I meant when I asked you to check the reactor's temperature!" Submitted by Denise Pigula, Michigan

"It's not broken... The line can be red doesn't have to be silver." Submitted by George Hudak, Texas

"Have you figured out how to read that? I wish it had a HMI on it." Submitted by Ismael Ramon, Texas

"It turn blue in our bench scale testing" Submitted by Jacob Nagar, North Carolina

"I don't think that's what the Boss meant; when he asked you to test his Mom's green chili recipe for the Company chili cook-off. You need a spoon, or an updated resume." Submitted by Jeanne Clark, Pasadena, Texas

"You forgot the eye of newt." Submitted by Joe Davis, Missouri

"Wow man, this stuff is potent." "I know dude, this little stick keeps changing colors. It's so far out man." Submitted by Joe Davis, Missouri

"Hey Fred, turn on a vent. We can smell this funky odor all the way down the hall. Smells like a skunk who ate a dead fish." Submitted by Joe Davis, Missouri

"Didn't you say the upper safety limit is 210°C? -- Yeah, why? -- UHHHH, RUN FOR COVER!!!!!" Submitted by Joe Davis, Missouri

"Your pasta con broccoli has become pasta con blecckkk!" Submitted by Joe Davis, Missouri

"Boss said for you to go to the company doc. Itching is a sign of overexposure to this stuff. And why aren't you wearing your PPE?" Submitted by Joe Davis, Missouri

"Sorry Jim, I found out that purchasing has a new contract with a vendor in Sparta. Hence, the readings being all Greek to you." Submitted by Joe Davis, Missouri

" I told you we couldn't predict what would happen if we added natural coloring." Submitted by John Opiola, Pennsylvania

"I think we will need a control automatic system before something wrong happens¡" Submitted by José Flores, Morelos, Mexico

"Are you sure the thermometer is a good quality control sensor?" Submitted by Juan Casares Long, Spain

"You were certain this was the correct batch in the lab. This scale-up is costing a bundle. What's wrong? " Submitted by Kenneth Russell, Georgia

"The results would be better if we could afford cast iron pots from Canada instead of making our own clay pots a la GHOST... " Submitted by Martin Tremblay, Québec

"- And here it is. The new potato based rocket fuel NASA ordered for their spaceship. If they run out of water, they can use their last liter to dilute it and it turns into vodka!. - Are you in cahoot with Russia on this? - Nah... I just found that formu" Submitted by Martin Tremblay, Québec

"Simon, I think you stay with toothpaste processing and leave the wine making to the pro..." Submitted by Martin Tremblay, Québec

"Yes sir I DID IT!! You should have seen Maryès face last week when i told her i was going to make lipstick for the next 20 years. - Aha. Well, they might stick alright..." Submitted by Martin Tremblay, Québec

"Yup.. That's how i started to get bald... Just wait til you hit the rest room..." Submitted by Martin Tremblay, Québec

"So what will it be? Dessert for the company picnicking or glow sticks for the Seals?" Submitted by Martin Tremblay, Quebec

"Don't worry, it's hot enough to boil petrified lobsters." Submitted by Marvin Sager, Maryland

"So hows the punch for the company pitch-in coming?" Submitted by Michael Risk, Texas

"I told you not to collect it from the Washington, D.C. swamp!" Submitted by Morton Evans, New Jersey

"There you go again...that's the 100th thermocouple that you've dissolved in that solution. In the end, we'll be making a thermocouple solution instead." Submitted by Mustaffa Ismail, Singapore

"Le pedí que midiera temperaturas de superficie, medio y fondo. Solo midió superficie!!!" Submitted by Roberto Quinteros, Santa Fe, Argentina