Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to propose an appropriate punchline for the final frame of the cartoon.
I don't know about you, but I love cartoons. In the old days of print magazines, when the new issue of EDN landed on my desk, the first thing I did was flick through the pages to find the Dilbert cartoon and have a laugh, after which I returned to the front of the magazine to peruse the contents page.
Similarly, decades ago as I pen these words, the print edition of EE Times used to have a weekly competition called Immortal Works that often featured a picture of a classic oil painting. The idea was to come up with a funny caption, and some of the offerings were very funny indeed.
As an aside, if anyone still has any hard-copies of those issues, it would be great if you could scan some of those Immortal Works images and captions and post them here in the comments.
These days, of course, we have our monthly cartoon caption competitions, I'm still laughing over the winning entry for the December 2016 competition.
CIO: "Anyone want to facetime with Fred, who, as you all know, had what he thought were some 'humorously insightful' comments about our last project...Now...questions?" (Source: EEtimes.com)
The reason I mention all of this here is that -- as you may know -- I recently became Editor in Chief at EEWeb.com
. Since I enjoy the cartoon caption competition on EETimes.com so much, I decided that it would be nice to do something similar on EEWeb.com.
Of course, there's no fun in doing the same thing on both sites. Thus, as opposed to a cartoon caption competition, I decided we should have a cartoon punchline contest. The idea is that each strip will feature two engineers -- Bob and Betsy -- having a conversation. Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to propose an appropriate punchline for the final frame.
Our inaugural cartoon strip is shown below. How do you think Betsy should respond to Bob?
(Click Here to see a larger image. Source: EEWeb.com)
We've already had some rather good offerings -- as you will see if you Click Here to bounce over to the competition page on EEWeb.com -- but I'm sure you can come up with something equally amusing of your own.
The winner, who will be selected at the end of the month, will receive a full-size version of the cartoon adorned with the winning punchline and signed by the artist. I await your submissions in dread anticipation :-)
— Max Maxfield, Editor of All Things Fun & Interesting