February 2018 Cartoon Punchline Competition

Posted Friday, February 02, 2018
February 2018 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.


Welcome to our second Cartoon Punchline Competition of 2018 (Click Here to see the winner of last month's competition). This month's challenge is as shown below:


How do you think Bob might reply to Betsy in the final frame? Our challenge to you is to compose a capriciously cunning punchline for this cartoon. A punchline that makes us laugh so hard that — if we were drinking glasses of milk — it would come out of our noses.

Ideally, the punchline should be engineering-related, but this is not obligatory -- if something incredibly funny pops into your head we want to hear it.

You can enter your punchline suggestion(s) in the comments below. You can propose as many punchlines as you like, but please post each offering as a separate comment to facilitate judging.

The winner, as selected by the EEWeb elves (they're a motley bunch, but what can you do?), will receive the EEWeb equivalent of a Nobel Prize — a full-size copy of the original cartoon, adorned with his or her caption and signed by the artist.

So, now it’s over to you to dazzle and delight us by proffering your punchline proposals.

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  • by  Edward Ouellette

    And if he looks at his shoes instead, he's an introvert!

  • by  Edward Ouellette

    Fishing for a compliment, Betsy? I love your shoes!

  • by  Edward Ouellette

    What did you say? I was distracted by your awesome shoes.

  • by  Edward Ouellette
    I stare at my own shoes, anticipating what comes next.
  • by  Edward Ouellette (edited)

    What?! Extroverts look at your eyes; introverts look at your shoes.

  • by  Edward Ouellette

    I must be overt. Betsy, will you be my Valentine?

  • by  Paul Baines

    As my engineering professor once said: "Walk a mile in a man's shoes and you will be a mile away, and have his shoes."

  • by  Paul Baines
    Right now I am trying to calculate the forces being exerted on your little toe and the odds of you developing fallen arches.
  • by  Paul Baines

    It is actually step number 4 in the "How to Interact With Real People" flowchart every engineer receives upon graduation.

  • by  David Ashton
    If he's an introvert he won't even be talking to you.  He only talks to his test equipment.
  • by  David Ashton
    If he's an introvert he looks at his test equipment when he's talking to you.
  • by  David Ashton
    If he's an introvert he only talks to you via instant messaging.
  • by  David Ashton
    The question doesn't arise.  If he's an engineer, he's an introvert.
  • by  Sean Ellis

    Well, they will have already optimized their own shoes.

  • by  Don Swaab

    If he's an introvert he looks at his belly-button while he's talking to you!

  • by  Don Swaab

    If he's an introvert you have to invite him to a meeting to talk to you!

  • by  Don Swaab

    If he's an introvert he doesn't realize you just entered the room!

  • by  David Ashton (edited)
    If he's an introvert, his shoes are trying to talk to yours via bluetooth.
  • by  David Ashton
    If he's an introvert, he's trying to sink into his own shoes while you're talking to him.


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