Monday, June 16, 2008


Picking up where we left off, the winner of Caption Contest 146 (Leo Cullum's interview with Smiley McStickfigure) is
"I'm sorry, this is Tic-Tac-Toe—applications for Hangman are down the hall."
Gavrilo Gnatovich (Tucson, AZ)
Congrats, Gavrilo Gnatovich—that's two for Tucson!

In Caption Contest 148 (Drew Dernavich's religious leaders in a lineup), the nominees are
"Will No. 3 please step forward and achieve satori."
Denis Cullinan (Jamaica, NY)<--shouldn't this be Queens, NY?

"It's always a problem for us when a crime is committed on Halloween."
Diane Ross Kahan (San Antonio, TX)

"By the way, we are not allowed to show the face or image of No. 6."
Joel Collier (Roanoke, VA)
My long-awaited, totally clueless, loser:
"Symmetry is next to Godliness."

You can survey this week's retro substitute for the Anti-Caption Contest here.

Caption Contest 150 is here, while Anti-Caption Contest 150 is here.


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

21 New York (18 from the Big Apple)

12 New Jersey

6 Massachusetts
6 Pennsylvania
6 Virginia (three from NOVA, two from Richmond, one from Charlottesville)

5 Connecticut (two from New Haven, three not)
5 Illinois (four from Chicago—two captions by Lawrence Wood, two drawings by Leo Cullum)
5 Texas (three from Houston)

4 Georgia (includes two-time winner Carl Gables)
4 Maryland (none named Mary)
4 North Carolina

3 Arizona (two from Tucson)

3 Minnesota (Minneapolis 2, St. Paul 1)
3 Ohio

2 Alaska
2 District of Columbia
2 Florida
2 Michigan
2 Mississippi
2 Missouri
2 New Hampshire
2 Oregon (both named Eric, both from Portland)
2 Rhode Island
2 Utah
2 Vermont

1 Alabama
1 Arkansas
1 Delaware
1 Iowa
1 Kentucky
1 Nevada
1 New Mexico
1 Oklahoma
1 Washington
1 Wisconsin
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