The winner of Caption Contest #79 (sideways apartment building) is
"The elevator takes some getting used to."
Terry McGurn (Reston, VA)
The fine nominees for Caption Contest #81 (man on phone at duplicate desks with duplicate nameplates) are
"O.K., I've backed everything up. Now what?"My loser (a shorter, New Yorkerized version of what I submitted to the Anti-Caption Contest last week and this week [see below]):
David Barrow (DeKalb, IL)
"Actually, it was more of a lateral move than a promotion."
Gary Tunnicliffe (New York, NY)
"Two for the price of one? Yes, I may very well be interested."
Jennifer Lynn Weston (Hamden, CT)
"Hello? Hello? Yes. Yes. Fine. Fine. Okay. Okay. Bye. Bye."
At Anti-Caption Contest #82 (sketchily drawn Adam fleeing Eden with cellphone in hand, topless Eve by his side), the winner is
"Hello ACLU? We're being harassed by a religious fanatic."My many losers:
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"You booked us here, Henry--now the least you can do is get us a refund!"
"Hef? Can we go back to Playboy? We're still not wanted at The New Yorker!"
"It's an emergency, Doc! I grew a navel but lost my toes, five fingers, a rib, and my neck. And Eve? She's missing one finger--and her penis!" [I thought this one was clever.]
"We just lost our shirts buying scalped tickets to see Kristin Chenoweth in The Apple Tree--and now we can't even find Studio 54! Which street is it on, again?"
"Hello? Hello? Yes. Yes. No. No. Fine. Fine. Not right now. Not right now. Tonight. Tonight. At 8. At 8. What? What? All right. All right. Okay. Okay. Bye. Bye."
Caption Contest #83 is here. Anti-Caption Contest #83 is here.
Here is the current New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest breakdown by state. You can find it all mapped out here.
14 CaliforniaMap Introduction
10 New York (9 from the Big Apple)
7 New Jersey
3 Georgia (includes two-time winner Carl Gables)
3 Minnesota (Minneapolis 2, St. Paul 1)
3 North Carolina
2 Connecticut (both women, both from New Haven)
2 District of Columbia
2 Maryland (both women, neither named Mary)
2 New Hampshire
1 New Mexico
1 Rhode Island
Thanks to Andriy Bidochko for Map Builder.
Image by David Marc Fischer using Samsung cameraphone