Friday Funny: Another Cartoon Caption Contest

It’s Friday, so it’s time for our Friday Funny Caption Contest here on Data Center Knowledge!

Our winner for last week’s caption contest was Lori MacVittie who submitted: “I don’t think that’s what the boss meant when he said he wanted us to be in the cloud, Kip,” for the cartoon drawn by Diane Alber, our resident data center cartoonist.

Thanks for all the submissions and to all our readers who voted on the final choices. This week, we are asking for submissions on a new cartoon below.

Cartoon background: Many people have commented on how Kip and Gary really shouldn’t be drinking coffee in the data center, we are well aware of that rule, but unfortunately (or fortunately for a humor spot?), Kip and Gary aren’t. Today, they discovered a sign that was recently put up by facilities, and now they are just confused. We provide the cartoon, drawn by Diane, and you, the reader, submit captions. We will then choose three finalists and you will have a chance to vote on your favorite. The winner will receive their caption in a signed print by Diane!

For more of Diane’s work, visit

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Submit your captions in our comments section.

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Colleen Miller is a journalist and social media specialist. She has more than two decades of writing and editing experience, with her most recent work dedicated to the online space. Colleen covers the data center industry, including topics such as modular, cloud and storage/big data.

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  1. Nathan peterson

    Tell me again why we cant drink at our desk, but we can in the server room?

  2. Jeff Cowan

    This halon based coffee leaves something to be desired.

  3. Yeah, and if a tree falls in the forest and nobody hears it does it make a sound?

  4. Gary, guess we have to pull those 50kW water cooled cabinets and limit two servers per cabinet !

  5. Coffee ain't a liquid - it's brain food !

  6. "This is means we keep a dry sense of humor too."

  7. my caption: thank goodness all we brought are mugs

  8. So much for my idea of a coffee based, liquid cooled rack...I can't stand the taste of glycol in the morning.

  9. Frank Bulk

    "Good thing those new chillers we installed can freeze the coffee!"

  10. Jim Daly

    Good thing the coffee here is sludge not liquid.

  11. Dale Stout

    We'd better decaffeinate first.

  12. Dale Stout

    Good thing Oktoberfest's over.

  13. Dale Stout

    Did you drain the swimming pool?

  14. Dale Stout

    I feel so pampered.

  15. Dale Stout

    Truce on the squirtguns.

  16. Dale Stout

    What about our slush fund?

  17. Dale Stout

    Beware of the cloudburst.

  18. Matt

    Well Gary it's Friday- I keep the Vodka in Cabinet 69 and just in case we need an boost the red bull is in the wire managers by the switches. If you get bored you can always read one of these cheesy comics.

  19. Dale Stout

    I didn't mean to rain on your parade.

  20. Dave Elya

    I suppose saying, "I'll drink to that!" would be frowned upon by management.

  21. Dave Elya

    "Ya know, even though it's just dehydrated coffee granules in our mugs, I still feel like we're breaking the rules. Ain't it cool?!"

  22. Scott S

    What do you think the acronym "LIQUID" means? We better get some coffee and think about this.

  23. Sergio Carlos

    So technically humans are mostly made of water, so... its very subjective

  24. Dale Stout

    I won't tell if you don't tell.

  25. Chris

    We have got to do something about this sign...

  26. Asad Nizam

    nothing better than a good cup of ice tea....

  27. Joe Marcello

    Boy, pass some coffee thur your nose once and next thing you know. Well, here we are.

  28. Mike S

    "Who is their right mind would bring LIQUID into a Data Center? ... Coffee, yes, but not LIQUID".

  29. Fred

    Do we have to take the "waterfalls" off the cable tray?

  30. The hum from the servers really goes well with the coffee buzz

  31. If only the servers still had DVD players, we could use them as coffee mug holders too