Monday, January 22, 2007


The winner of Caption Contest #80 (holiday-time delivery of Frankenstein-like being) is
"It looks like someone's going to have the complete set!"
Judy Lennon (Reynoldsburg, OH)
That's the second win for Ohio--the first being way back in Caption Contest #9.

The nominees for Caption Contest #82 (Adam, on a cell phone, with Eve fleeing Eden, with "finger of God" in the sky) are
"Listen, Satan, can I call you back?"
Bezan Madon (Old Bridge, NJ)

"It's like paradise for the first few days. But you wouldn't want to live here."
Richard Hine (New York, NY)

"I gotta go. 'Mr. Wonderful' is having one of his episodes."
Charley Githler (Ithaca, NY)
That means that either second-place New York or third-place New Jersey is heading for a boost.

My loser:
"Do you have any plans without roaming charges?"
Wasn't that good?

At Anti-Caption Contest #83 (people on normal-sized living room furniture in apartment with many outsized furnishings), the winner is the outstanding
"The walk-in oven seems to put off our Jewish friends."
My losers:
"We just sold a book: 'Big Lights, Big City.'"

"This sofa seems a little out-of-place, doesn't it?"

Caption Contest #84 is here. Anti-Caption Contest #84 is here.

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

10 New York (9 from the Big Apple)

7 New Jersey

6 Massachusetts
6 Pennsylvania

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 Illinois
2 Maryland (both women, neither named Mary)
2 New Hampshire
2 Ohio
2 Texas
2 Utah
2 Virginia

1 Arizona
1 Iowa
1 Mississippi
1 Missouri
1 New Mexico
1 Oklahoma
1 Oregon
1 Rhode Island
1 Vermont
1 Washington
Map Introduction

Thanks to Andriy Bidochko for Map Builder. MyMaps at

Image by David Marc Fischer using Samsung cameraphone

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