Good news, Ohio! You've ascended into a four-way tie for fifth place with this winner in Caption Contest #83 (socializing in apartment with giant furnishings):
"You know how it is--first you buy the giant-screen television, then nothing else seems to match."
Janice Sniker (Fremont, Ohio)
Two of the three nominees in Caption Contest #85 (Kennedy High alum Robert Leighton's drawing of a businessman confronting couple in bed) are from the Big Apple.
"How long has this been going on?"My loser:
Jeff Green (Brooklyn, NY)
"Oh, no! My best friend and my best friend's wife!"
Mark Campos (Seattle, WA)
"Interested in a threesome? I'll just sit on the floor and sort tax receipts."
Kathy Kinsner (New York, NY)
"Work is a nightmare. Can I stay with you for the rest of the night?"I should've written "...until morning" but otherwise I think my caption stands up pretty well next to the chosen ones.
Over at the Anti-Caption Contest, Dan Radosh is showing the strain of being solely responsible for the competition. He's asked his growing flock of contestants to obey the rules and submit no more than five captions...but I think he might want to change the rules and lower the maximum, too.
Anyway, in Anti-Caption Contest #86 (golfers facing a tank-heavy militarized zone), the winner is
"Whoops--looks like you shanked it into the parking lot, Corporal."My loser:
Caption Contest #87 is here. Anti-Caption Contest #87 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
11 New York (10 from the Big Apple)
8 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