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Comical Processing: You Write The Cartoon Caption Winner October 2, 2011

Oct. 2, 2011
Congratulations to Larry Shade, who submitted the winning caption to this cartoon. Think you can write a funny caption? Be sure to check out our latest 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.

Amazing! I didn't know there were any left. . .

Honorable Mentions

"I don't see a monthly inspection tag - how can we be sure he'll work properly when needed?" Submitted  by  Dean Rectenwald; Waukesha, Wis.

". . . and I said to Mr. Roddenberry, 'Gene, who on earth is going to use this idea?'" Submitted  by  Ian Cairns

"Isn't this how Captain America got started? " Submitted  by  Dale Stout; Colorado Springs, Colo.

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"The glass better be unbreakable!! Letting these types run loose is a crime." Submitted  by Jatin D. Shah

"Now here is an early example of how chemical emergencies use to be handled. Thanks to the internet, this technology is now obsolete." Submitted  by  Chuck Lewis

"If he was an economist that new how to solve the unemployment crisis, we would have broken the glass along time ago!" Submitted  by  Chuck Lewis

"His wife called. Is that an emergency?" Submitted  by  Christine Banaszek, Hauppauge, N.Y.

"I always wondered what happened to Bob." Submitted  by  Robert Andrew

"I not sure. . . I think we'd better find the IMF booth and bust out a ChemE for this one." Submitted  by  Larry Shade

"Well, he can't be monopolized now." Submitted  by  Gabrielle Maksimovich; Toronto

"Talk about cutbacks and he foams at the mouth." Submitted  by  Charles Bins

"Now that's my idea of a loyal company retiree!" Submitted  by  Chuck Lewis

"I did the same thing with my sliderule when the handheld calculators came out." Submitted  by  Harold Paine

"You are next for the life gen oxygen inhalation treatment." Submitted  by  Ashok

"You know, for what we pay for Consultants to advise on when to break the glass, we could have paid for a lot of Chemists." Submitted  by  Bob Vaughn

"I might be wrong, Sally, but I don't think our American cousins have grasped the British national health service principals just yet." Submitted  by  Ian Cairns

"I wonder how he survives in there under that Argon gas blanket. . . " Submitted  by  John Waycuilis

"How did he get in there -- Whoever did that must have done mankind a great honour." Submitted  by  Ashok

"He just stares at us. . .like we're the Lab Rats. I dunno . . . " Submitted  by  Larry Ladebauche

"Are we really committed to add him to our Process Engineering Team?" Submitted  by  J. L. Dalferes; Baton Rouge

"We definitely need a new vending machine distributor!" Submitted  by  Chad Garibaldi; St. Louis, Mo.

"We had trouble understanding him so now we only use him when we have too." Submitted  by  Fred Durrenberger

"This was cheaper then outsourcing." Submitted  by  Mervin Archer

"Is that shatter proof glass?" Submitted  by  Kevin Summ

"He said he only wanted to work part time after he retired." Submitted  by  LeRoy Rugg

"He's the last one on staff, make sure it's a Real emergency!" Submitted  by  Keith Wamsley

"Dad was quite the chemist. He started this company in 1962. We had him cryogenically frozen for emergencies." Submitted  by  Ron Clouse

"The bean counters say it will save a ton." Submitted  by  Kirby Hostetler; Barberton, OH

"Things really haven't been the same since they put that guy from the Fire House in charge of Succession Planning. . . " Submitted  by Fred Fendt

"Let's hope we never have to use it." Submitted  by  Kirby Hostetler; Barberton, OH

"I dunno. . . if it was a choice between this and getting laid off, I'd have to think about it." Submitted  by  John D. Barry

"He used to be the chemist at Buckingham Palace." Submitted  by  Cameron Watt

"Use it if you need to but remember that they don't keep long after you open them." Submitted  by  Cameron Watt

"Shouldn't we have one working ALL the time?" Submitted  by  Cameron Watt

"His PPE is SOL." Submitted  by  Dale Stout; Colorado Springs, Colo.

"The trouble is, you never know how he's going to react. " Submitted  by  Dale Stout; Colorado Springs, Colo.

"This Pyrex is going to be tough to break." Submitted  by  Dale Stout; Colorado Springs, Colo.

"Let's see if he passes the litmus test. " Submitted  by  Dale Stout; Colorado Springs, Colo.

"He appears to be in suspension animation." Submitted  by  Dale Stout; Colorado Springs, Colo.

"They did say outsourcing would be the least of our worries. " Submitted  by  Nate Winfield; Gettysburg, Pa.

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