With over 600 entries in Walt Handelsman's latest Cartoon Caption Contest, check out the WINNER and lots of finalists here!!

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Nice! We received 601 entries in this week’s Cartoon Caption Contest with so many clever, twisted, and laugh out loud funny punchlines sent in! Our winner combined the idea of being stuck with a common cell phone issue we can all relate to. Great stuff!

As always, when we have duplicate entries, and we always do, we pick the earliest sent in.

Here are your winner and finalists.


Donald Borey, Gonzales: (Punchline lettered into word balloon)


Madeleine Winningkoff, Metairie: “Well this has certainly thrown a kink into our plans!”

Paul Rider, Baton Rouge: “Well the good news is, I still have internet service.”

Stuart Clark, Lafayette: “Hello, Roto Rooter?”

Bill Magill, Baton Rouge: “The GPS is saying ‘make legal U-turn NOW’!”

Kye Cantey, Crowley: “According to this map, you’re not going to like the best way out of here.”

Jim Williamson, Mandeville: “Now that’s what I call a SuperSlide!!”

Florence Jumonville, New Orleans: “Considering all that’s happening out there, maybe we’re safer in here.”

John A. Hanley, Baton Rouge: “Go on a camping trip, you said. It’ll be fun, you said. Enjoy nature, you said.”

John Fos, Baton Rouge: “I know it’s not the way we came in, but Waze says it’s three minutes faster that way.”

Rich Wolfe, Westminster, MD: “I think I see a way out, but you’re not gonna like it.”

Pamela Rider, Baton Rouge: “Get closer you said, now look at the fine mess we’re in, all for a TikTok moment.”

Zora White (Age 7 ½), New Roads: “How did we get s-s-s-slithered up in here??”

Jan Mickey, Lafayette: “According to the internet we’ll be out of here in 2 days!”

Brian Clemmons, Denham Springs: “If Adam and Eve had been Cajuns, they would have eaten the snake instead of the apple and we wouldn’t be here!”

Erin O’Sullivan Fleming, M. D., River Ridge: “I should have listened to you when you said not to look for my golf ball in the water.”

Richie Schega, Mandeville: “GPS says make 8 left turns to get out of here.”

Larry DeBlieux, Metairie: “I saw Jimmy Hoffa just around this curve!”

Jimmie Papia, Metairie: “It says, ‘please remain seated until the ride comes to a complete stop.’”

Bob Ussery, New Orleans: “I can’t stomach this.”

Karen Poirrier, Lutcher: “Our boss wants to know what’s taking us so long!!!”

Joseph Guidry, Lafayette: “If we don’t get our pizza in thirty minutes, is it still free?”

Jane Goodman, Baton Rouge: “My map app says our route out is constricted.”

Charlie Twickler, New Orleans:“Can you hear me now?”

Charles Smith, Saint Rose: “I told you we should have skipped the self-guided reptile tour.”

Eileen Turowski Taylor, Walker: “What do you mean that I missed the last turn? It’s all turns!”

Suzanne Lorio, Metairie: “I told you we should run, but noooooo, you had to Google to see if the snake was poisonous!”


Rhonda Green, Metairie: “I told you to take a right on Tchoupitoulas!!”

Hal Pluche, Westwego: “Hey, Siri… show me some ‘snake charming’ videos… PRONTO!”

Well played!

Best -- Walt

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