Monday, July 17, 2006

CARTOON CAPTION/ANTI-CAPTION CONTESTS CONTINUE! Congratulations to Cary Wong of New York City for concocting the winner of Caption Contest #55 (fowl making out on couch):
"Wait. Would we still be doing this if the sky weren't falling?"
This victory enables New York to burst out of its second-place tie with Pennsylvania, and also secures a whopping seventh win for the Big Apple!

Not that there could be any bias when it comes to The New Yorker. Why, there's not even a New York finalist for Caption Contest #57 (man with hand or sleeve in mounted fish's mouth). The contestants are
"There may be some lingering resentment."
by Tim McDaniel of Alta, Iowa,
"Watch out for the moose head in the parlor."
by Ben Goldberg of Berkeley, California, and
"It's painful, but I couldn't stand another chorus of 'Take Me to the River.'"
by Richard Beck of Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan.

My loser:
"You should have seen the one that got away."
In Anti-Caption Contest #58 (couple in bed in cubicle), the winner is Vance with
"Sometimes I feel like I live at my job! ...Probably because of these beds and nightstands, wouldn't you say, Farnsworth?"
My loser, as mentioned last week, was
"Hah. The more I read these great old New Yorker cartoons, the more I think our relationship could be in one. Look at how many involve couples in bed--just like the two of us! It's like we're in a situation comedy or something...."
Here is Caption Contest #59. Here is Anti-Caption Contest #59.

Here is the current New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest breakdown by state, represented using a map format here.
12 California

7 New York (all New York City)

6 Pennsylvania

3 Massachusetts
3 New Jersey

2 Illinois
2 New Hampshire
2 North Carolina
2 Texas
2 Utah

1 Arizona
1 Connecticut
1 Georgia
1 Maryland
1 Minnesota
1 Mississippi
1 Missouri
1 New Mexico
1 Ohio
1 Oklahoma
1 Oregon
1 Rhode Island
1 Vermont
1 Washington, DC
Map Introduction

Thanks to Andriy Bidochko for Map Builder. MyMaps at

Image by David Marc Fischer using Samsung cameraphone

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