Monday, July 31, 2006

CARTOON CAPTION/ANTI-CAPTION CONTESTS CONTINUE! Can you feel the excitement? Among the nominees for Contest #59 (man on phone looking at a clock marked with symbols instead of numerals), there's this strong entry from Marcus Ewert of San Francisco, California:
"Let me call you back in an umlaut."
It's up against
"Oh, sorry. I forgot about the time difference."
by Carol Cason of Dublin, Ohio, and the very special
"The hours here are obscene."
submitted by Harry Effron of Briarcliff Manor, New York.

A couple of factors make Effron's entry special, notes Dan Radosh. First, Effron is already a winner of Anti-Caption Contest #53 (couple reading in bed, one a giant bug). Second, Effron was both the submittor of a similar "obscene" entry in Anti-Caption Contest #59 and the person to get credit for it in the caption contest.

My loser? Here it is:
"Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?"
Now let's take a look at the latest winners....

Tim McDaniel of Alta puts Iowa on the map with the winning caption for Contest #57 (man with hand in mounted fish):
"There may be some lingering resentment."
And over at Anti-Caption Contest #60 (pirate ship with "Smiley" Roger), the winner is gary with
"Now there are crossbones under our ship's insignia? I shudder to think where this is headed."
My loser:
"X doesn't mark the spot of our treasure. X is our treasure. That's why our Jolly Roger is jolly. And that's why the rest of the crew is having an orgy."
Caption Contest #61 is here. Anti-Caption Contest #61 is here.

And 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

4 Massachusetts

3 New Jersey

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

1 Arizona
1 Connecticut
1 Georgia
1 Iowa
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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