Monday, August 14, 2006

CARTOON CAPTION/ANTI-CAPTION CONTESTS CONTINUE! While we wait to find out whether Harry Effron will win Caption Contest #59, there are other winners and nominees to cover. But first, take note that there's a Summer Fun Sale at The New Yorker, offering 20% off all cartoon prints. I believe that includes the Caption It! Cartoons--where you put a caption of your choice on caption contest cartoons. They normally cost $49.95, but when you click on the cartoons, the price that appears is a much more reasonable $39.96. You can also save on shipping by registering with the Cartoon Bank, which means you'll get marketing emails.

And now, on to the contests!

The winner of Caption Contest #58 (couple in maze of cubicles) is Noel Armstrong of Maple Shade, New Jersey, with
"Sooner or later, you're going to have to learn your way to the bathroom yourself."
So New Jersey catches up with Massachusetts in a tie for fourth place, with four victories apiece. (Or maybe it should be four victories astate.)

In Caption Contest #60 (pirate ship with Smiley Roger flag), the three contenders are
"I'd mutiny, but I'm having such a nice day."
Dallas Schrems (Norman, Oklahoma)

"Aye, and he replaced walking the plank with time out."
Thomas Roth (Atlanta, Georgia)

"No, we don't get much booty, but we meet a lot of nice people."
John Cassidy (Westbury, New York)
My loser? I actually not sure--my records are a little vague. But it might have been this:
"'Queer Eye' taught me that a stern doesn't have to look stern."
Caption Contest #62 is here. Anti-Caption Contest #62 is here.

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
4 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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