March 4th, 2018

Winner of ID Cartoon Caption Contest #3, and Here’s #4 Just in Time for CROI

One of the challenging aspects of writing this blog is that there is so much interesting material in the ID/HIV world that sometimes I forget to cover critical items.

Example: the winner of the most recent ID Cartoon Caption Contest, which I’m embarrassed to admit, has been awaiting its announcement since late 2016.

The winner:

“He was ready to go 6 days ago but I can’t find ‘discharge’ on the menu.”

It’s a great caption, trouncing the very strong competition of 3 other finalists by garnering 62% of the vote.

But I confess we here at NEJM Journal Watch were torn between this one and “Have you tried switching him off and back on again?,” which we thought would finish stronger than its 13% of the total vote.

Concerned, we asked our crack team of cybersecurity experts to investigate further, and we’re proud to announce there was no Russian meddling in the voting process. Hence, the winner is clear.

So congratulations to Steve V., who submitted the top caption! As I’m sure he’s aware, he’s the winner of a lifetime free subscription to this blog, good in all 50 states and US Territories. If Steve V. is from another country, he can continue to access the blog provided he has a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate.

Now, onto the next contest. Some of us in the ID/HIV world will be coming to Boston for CROI this week, but fortunately my skilled collaborator Anne Sax not only isn’t attending CROI, she also has no idea what “CROI” even is.

Working together (my idea, 100% her drawing), we’ve come up with the doctor-patient encounter displayed below, perhaps inspired by last week’s Nor’easter.

As before, write your proposed caption in the comments section, or pop it on my Twitter feed — or, if you’re feeling shy, email it to me at id.caption@yahoo.com.

Good luck!

 

64 Responses to “Winner of ID Cartoon Caption Contest #3, and Here’s #4 Just in Time for CROI”

  1. No, DON’T save your meds for a rainy day! Just take ‘em as I prescribed.

  2. Robert Cannon says:

    The biopsy results indicate a mutation of the Male Moose Antler gene – probably acquired while you were trekking in Alaska. This is best managed by the ID service as they deal with tick-borne diseases – both real and unreal.

  3. Jeff L says:

    The neurosurgeon says she may have accidentally left something in during the operation

  4. David says:

    “The comforting news is that I can treat you for this. The uncomfortable news is that I’ll have to ask you turn on your left side so I can reach in and press the button that closes it for you.”

  5. Sir, do you ever feel like you’re a drawing in an infectious disease blog, and someone is writing a caption this very moment that says “Sir, do you ever feel like you’re a drawing in an infectious disease blog, and someone is writing a caption this very moment that says ‘Sir, do you ever feel like you’re a drawing in an infectious disease blog, and someone is writing a caption this very moment that says’ Sir…

  6. Karla Romero says:

    “Uhh…I can see that the “brainstorm” might have gotten a little out of control -Sir”

  7. greg doney says:

    its a rare benign tumour called umbrellica forhedica

  8. Michael D. says:

    Well, if your health insurance doesn’t cover it, maybe your umbrella policy will.

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