Comical Processing: You Write The Cartoon Caption Winner September 17, 2015

Congratulations to Jose Torres from Odessa, Texas. Jose penned the winning caption to this massive mixer cartoon.

"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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My manager said to improve the batch process and make a lot of dough or else I would get fired.

Honorable Mentions

"So you think the vibration is the biggest problem with this unit?" Submitted by George Hudak, Broken Arrow, Okla.

"It's a birthday cake for Trump. We're making it to match his ego." Submitted by Joe Davis, Webster Groves, Mo.

"Since when did we start SCALING UP mixers and blenders??" Submitted by Payal Yelne, Mumbai, India

"I don't remember crossing over into the Willy Wonka factory..." Submitted by Robert Andrew, Lakeland, Fla.

Other Submissions

"I knew that stirring the pot would cause issues." Submitted by Albert Walrave, Luxembourg

"well lets learn salsa dance with this shaker" Submitted by Carlos gpe Martinez, Monterrey, Mexico

"What do you mean, who's job is it to lick the beater!" Submitted by Chuck Lewis, Springfield, Ohio

""The boss said that we were going to have a big mixer". "I thought he meant a party to meet the new folks!"" Submitted by Chuck Lewis, Springfield, Ohio

"Our job is to ship it. It's up to the Keebler Elves on how they are going to install it into their tree." Submitted by Chuck Lewis, Springfield, Ohio

"I said a "counter top mixer over there," not an "over-the-top mixer!"" Submitted by Dan Houghton, High Point, N.C.

"Why is the Emergency Stop button way up there?" Submitted by Dan Houghton, High Point, N.C.

"The CEO's wife ordered some big cakes for the weekend so we had to get this new mixer." Submitted by Dave Laycock, Singapore

"Check out our new Sunbeam Mix Monster." Submitted by Dave Switzer, Blue Springs, Mo.

"This thing is too small and we overloaded it again. I told the Project Team we needed the larger Kitchen-Aid Industrial Mixer." Submitted by David Debari, Cantonment, Fla.

"Hey Joe how come we have such big mixer to mmix bulk items?" Submitted by Donald Drummond, Clarksburg, WV

"I think we need to contact Dave Dickey -- he's the mixing guru." Submitted by Elyse Alex, Avon Lake, Ohio

"Works just like the home version, just on a larger scale. And yes, we can change the mixer blade." Submitted by Eric Coulter, Texas City, Texas

"Who specified the new mixer as super heavy? The wife of the director of operations?" Submitted by Ernesto Calderon, Quito, Ecuador

"Boy! That new Pillbury Mixer is much batter!" Submitted by Frank Hicks, Deepwater, N.J.

"That's the last time we hire a former chef to design our next batch blender!" Submitted by Fred Gregory, Deer Park, Texas

"So you didn't anticipate the need for a working platform in the capital request?" Submitted by George Hudak, Broken Arrow, Okla.

"Stan, don't you think we need to move the emergency stop button?" Submitted by George Hudak, Broken Arrow, Okla.

"Bob, is this from the new mixing division of BigAss Fans?" Submitted by George Hudak, Broken Arrow, Okla.

"Bob, this is either a bad dream where we have been shrunk to the size of a flash drive, or somebody is getting fired!" Submitted by George Hudak, Broken Arrow, Okla.

"Bob, I am not trying to point fingers, but these new women engineers don't think like the men. I said order a big mixer for the plant....." Submitted by George Hudak, Broken Arrow, Okla.

"Its a bit shaky, we bought it at Paula Deen's yard sale." Submitted by George Lavoie, Georgetown, Maine

"We need only a couple of fixation clips and then it will be perfect!" Submitted by Gianluca Premoli, Schaffhausen, Switzerland

"Oh, the winning and cheapest scale-up project missed to increase the workers to reach the button." Submitted by Ille Johannes, Tallinn, Estonia

"Must be one heck of a cake!" Submitted by Jack Hipple, Tampa, Fla.

"I hear the server the CFD program runs on was down when they had to finish the scale-up design from the pilot unit..." Submitted by James Cox, Longview, Texas

"This must be the new mixer that Paula Dean designed for Honey Boo Boo." Submitted by James Higginbotham, Chicago, Ill.

"I keep telling the chemist that our equipment won't hold up to running such a high rpm but he never listens to maintenance." Submitted by Janie Rucker, PIEDMONT, S.C.

"IT'S ALIVE, RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!!!!" Submitted by Joe Davis, Webster Groves, Mo.

"Engineering safety devices? Are you kidding? I just picked this beauty up 'as is' real cheap at a GoodWill store down the street." Submitted by Joe Davis, Webster Groves, Mo.

"I told the Engineering department not to let the interns put this thing together. It's obvious they still don't know how to read schematics." Submitted by Joe Davis, Webster Groves, Mo.

"Now what? Ed purchased this monstrosity just before he got laid off. I think he knew and this was payback." Submitted by Joe Davis, Webster Groves, Mo.

"I thought "There's a whole lotta shakin' goin' on" was only a song!"" Submitted by Joesph Bedson, San Antonio, Texas

"We are finally making a lot of dough here!" Submitted by Joesph Bedson, San Antonio, Texas

"We truly are just beginning to learn the art of "magnification"." Submitted by Johann Cruz, Muntinlupa, NCR, Philippines

"We better go get our face shields." Submitted by John Ostrander, Greenville, S.C.

"Let's Get Ready to RUUMBLE!!!!!!!" Submitted by Jose G Vega, Machesney Park, Ill.

"We found it cheap at Fingerhut!" Submitted by Joseph Bedson, San Antonio, Texas

"The boss said it had to be scaled up exactly like the lab's process..." Submitted by Larry Shade, Augusta, Ga.

"OK, how do we dump it when the batch is ready?" Submitted by Larry Shade, Augusta, Ga.

"How many bagels will we get out of this batch?" Submitted by Martin Czebotar, Linden, N.J.

"This must be a Betty Crocker overly inspired and financed recipe!" Submitted by Marvin Sager, Rockville. Md.

"Scale-up in this case was easy." Submitted by Mike Kolf, Bethesda, Md.

"Our process engineer wanted to be a baker." Submitted by Mike Kolf, Bethesda, Md.

"I told the scale up guys we needed an equivalent. Well, I think we got one." Submitted by Miller R, Groton, Conn.

"Our new engineer chose equipment to closely mirror the lab process The alignment process failed to account for the vibration and noise at the larger scale. ." Submitted by Orlando Rainey, Front Royal, Va.

"The CEO's wife wants a new mixer for her bakery business." Submitted by Quintina Frink

"This cake ought to satisfy my sweet tooth." Submitted by Richard Gauthe, Wilmington, N.C.

"Might be a little out of balance." Submitted by Robert Andrew, Lakeland, Fla.

"How do you reach that RED button?" Submitted by Roger Cassell, W. Alexandria, Ohio

"We were asked to make our new malaxing technology more visually accessible to shareholders." Submitted by Romain Raballand, Monthey, Switzerland

"The next step is adding color to the new business strategy" Submitted by Ruth Rodriguez, Chula Vista, Calif.

"This is what happens when John knows he is going to be fired and is put in charge of the new mixer purchase - looks like he plans a great going away party with one heck of a going away cake!" Submitted by Syd Furrow, Kingwood, Texas

"Management is trying to create a "like home" work atmosphere." Submitted by Tomas Brito, Punto Fijo, Falcon, Venezuela