Monday, August 21, 2006


Congratulations to Harry Effron of Briarcliff Manor! Harry, already the winner of Anti-Caption Contest #53, moves New York State to within four wins of longtime leader California by conquering Caption Contest #59 (man in office with character-faced clock) with
"The hours here are obscene."
Harry's victory--the first non-Big Apple win for the Empire State--was actually foreseen. At 7:54 pm on July 20, Harry had submitted
"The hours here are obscene. Yesterday, I couldn't leave until 7:30. Also, someone has defaced my clock."
to Anti-Caption Contest #59. At 10:08 pm, mypalmike commented, "Predicted real winner: The first sentence of Harry's entry: "The hours here are obscene.'"

On his path to victory, Harry received the support of web eminences Dan Radosh, Emily Gordon, and his second cousin Jake Dobkin.

New York City fares well in the first cut for Caption Contest #61 (doctor taking pulse of giant hand). The nominees are
"Take three thousand Tylenol and call me in the morning."
Michelle Haimoff (New York City)

"I don't know why you're so jolly--your cholesterol is through the roof."
Chris Thieke (Brooklyn)

"Really, God, you worry too much."
Frank Toti (Cranston, RI)
My loser was something along the lines of
"Don't worry. Nobody will guess you're on steroids."

At the time of posting, Dan Radosh had not yet posted the results of Anti-Caption Contest #62 (office setting where man watches woman riding a man like a bronco buster).

Caption Contest #63 is here. Anti-Caption Contest #63 is here.

Here is the current New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest breakdown by state. You can find it all mapped out here.
12 California

8 New York (7 from the Big Apple)

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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