September 2017 Cartoon Punchline Competition

Posted Tuesday, October 03, 2017
September 2017 Cartoon Punchline Competition

The winner of this cartoon punchline competition will receive a full-size copy of the original cartoon, adorned with his or her caption and signed by the artist.


Well, as always, the September 2017 EEWeb Cartoon Punchline Competition attracted some very interesting offerings (see the comments below). And, as usual, these entries had the EEWeb Elves scratching their noggins desperately trying to agree on the winner. Eventually, after much discussion, debate, laughter, tears, and hugs, they decided that the winning entry was "Don’t worry, Bob. Just remember to match your impe-dance." by EEWeb community member Sean Ellis.

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A full-sized copy of this cartoon, adorned with Sean's winning caption and signed by the artist is winging its way to him as we speak. Meanwhile, the runners up -- in no particular order (the EEWeb Elves aren’t very good at "order") -- were as follows:

Todd Hayden

"Don't worry, it's just like integrated circuit memory layout -- step, repeat, step, repeat"

David Ashton

"Can't you send the line-following robot instead?"

Todd Hayden

"It's just like IC fabrication — lots of steps in just the right sequence, but at the end, there is no probe to determine if you did it right."

Todd Hayden

"You'll do fine, it's like a performance review -- everyone gets in position, goes through pre-programmed motions, and then you leave before any embarrassment sets in."

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  • by  Sean Ellis (edited)
    Don't worry, Bob. Just remember to match you impe-dance.
  • by  Todd Hayden (edited)
    "Don't worry, Bob. Just remember to match you impe-dance." Awesome Sean Ellis!
  • by  Todd Hayden (edited)
    You'll do fine, it's like a performance review - Everyone gets in position, goes through pre-programmed motions, and then you leave before any embarrassment sets it.
  • by  Todd Hayden (edited)
    Don't worry, it's just like integrated circuit memory layout - step, repeat, step, repeat.
  • by  Todd Hayden (edited)
    It's just like IC fabrication, lots of steps in just the right sequence, but at the end there is no probe to determine if you did it right.
  • by  Max Maxfield (edited)
    @Sean Ellis: "Don't worry, Bob. Just remember to match you impe-dance." OMG -- I would never have thought of that in 1,000 years!
  • by  Max Maxfield (edited)
    Betsy: "Does this mean you are a dancing fool?"
  • by  Max Maxfield (edited)
    Betsy: "Why does your wife hate you so much?"
  • by  Max Maxfield (edited)
    Betsy: "Has your wife actually SEEN you dance?"
  • by  David Ashton (edited)
    If I were you, I'd terminate that line right now!"
  • by  David Ashton (edited)
    "Tell her you see enough dancing lines on the oscilloscope all day..."
  • by  David Ashton (edited)
    "As long as it's not in working hours, that's fine!"
  • by  David Ashton (edited)
    "Once that starts, it'll go on forever. And you of all people should know the dangers of unterminated lines!"
  • by  David Ashton (edited)
    "Does she know you have two left feet?"
  • by  David Ashton (edited)
    "Can't you send the line-following robot instead?"
  • by  Edward Ouellette (edited)
    You'll be fine as long as you don't cross the fine line between genius and insanity.
  • by  Edward Ouellette (edited)
    Don't worry. Line dancing is like connecting the dots, a skill with which engineers are well-versed.
  • by  John Beetem (edited)
    I don't know about Lion Dancing, by I liked doing The Monkey when I was a teenager.
  • by  Edward Ouellette (edited)
    That's actually GOOD news. BAD news would be if she asked you to go cube dancing with her.
  • by  Edward Ouellette (edited)
    Line dancing is so 1D... The new craze is 2D plane dancing and soon-to-be-released 3D volume dancing.
  • by  David Ashton (edited)
    "Great! That means I get more time on the oscilloscope while you're dancing!"
  • by  Emmanuel Galleto (edited)
    Remember Bob, It Takes two to Tango!
  • by  Aubrey Kagan (edited)
    By Sean Ellis Don't worry, Bob. Just remember to match you impe-dance. Excellent Sean. You could have made it a very esoteric pun by saying "impi-dance" In Zulu "impi" is an armed body of men, and they do have some traditional dances which certainly are line dances see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxhhF_nHxIs
  • by  Todd Hayden (edited)
    Don't worry, that's just a euphemism around here for for printed circuit layout. You know, "let's go make those lines dance".
  • by  Max Maxfield (edited)
    @Todd: "let's go make those lines dance". Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear LOL
  • by  Edward Ouellette (edited)
    The GOOD news is she wants to dance in a line with you instead of have you sign on a dotted line.

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