Friday Funny: A Cable Conundrum Cartoon

It’s Friday and time for a bit of workplace humor. Diane Alber, the Arizona artist who created Kip and Gary, has a new cartoon for Data Center Knowledge’s cartoon caption contest. We challenge our readers to submit a funny caption that fits the comedic situation. Please add your entry in the comments below. Then, next week, our readers will vote for the best submission.

Last week, the entry from Erick Jensen – “Should we tell him that at the end of this rainbow is only a pot of Bitcoins?” – was deemed the best. Great pop culture reference, Erik! Congratulations! We will contact you and make sure you get a signed print of the cartoon from the artist.

Here’s Diane’s thoughts on this week’s cartoon, “I’ve seen some pretty horrific cabling closets and I just couldn’t imagine having to do a patch. That was what inspired this next comic.”

To see our previous cartoons, visit the Humor section on Data Center Knowledge.
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  1. Adrian Sevcenco

    i would propose the following caption "Is _this_ yours? or the other?"

  2. Kara

    "It was pretty dark in there, Kip. I didn't think I was going to make it out alive." or At least I can still drink my coffee... Oh no! The cables are restricting my arm movement! Kip, help! or "I think I have the one you need. It's right... here... no... here... no, that's not it. Oh shoot."

  3. My entry: "I've become the Pig Pen of the data center!"

  4. Haha great cartoon. My company provides computer floor to different data centers all over the east coast. I will have to show this around to people in the office they will love it!!!

  5. dday

    Remember that cable hanging in the DC?...It went to our DR site in Chicago

  6. John

    The coffee maker is plugged in and ready. You want some?

  7. Frank Bulk

    Kip, do you think this outfit can one-up Lady Gaga?

  8. Kip, I found out where all the extra wire on that Purchase Order went. Turns out that the network team was going to the office costume party as a data closet and got a bit carried away!

  9. Greg

    The CEO's desktop is back online; however, the rest of the network is down.

  10. Fred

    (Kip) "You still troubleshooting?" (Gary)"We traced the bad cable down to one of these..." (Kip) "You seem to have things well in hand" (Gary) "Should have the network back on-line once we figure out where the wire run diagrams and cable and port labels are." (Kip) "ohhh noooo"

  11. Dean seiveno

    "I am the ghost of cable-management past...". How do you like this years Halloween costume Kip?

  12. Bruce Python

    "... so I went in the closet and there was a lady dressed in black latex... she said I had been a naughty technician... "

  13. Steven Sumners

    Its your turn next time the CIO wants to help out on a project to meet a deadline

  14. Adrian

    Sorry, can't go for beers tonight, I'm tied up.

  15. Pat

    Uh... I was on my way to the bathroom and I fell in an opened tile hole. Can you untangle me?