Monday, July 28, 2008

Cartoon Caption/Anti-Caption Coverage Continues!

The winner of Caption Contest 151 (Tom Cheney's office with giant pencils and giant sharpener) is is
"Let's continue this discussion over a hot barrel of coffee."
Adam Caraher (New York, NY)
So with this 23rd win, New York stays within five points of front-runner California...and the Big Apple alone reaches a whopping 20 wins! If my count is correct, that is.

In Caption Contest 153 (Leo Cullum's courtroom with female kickline), the nominees are
"I know you have the law and the facts on your side, but I'm going with the dancing girls on this one."
Mark Nebrig (Charlotte, NC)

"The jury foreman will now sing the verdict."
Hughes Richardson (Afton, OK)

"Overruled, counsellor. This is sweeps week."
Joseph Taylor (Beaufort, SC)
My loser:
"Now that's what I call an entertainment lawyer!"

The winner of Anti-Caption Contest 154 (Drew Dernavich's marshmallow roast over burning conference table) is
"Well, if none of you brought marshmallows and I didn't bring marshmallows then that explains why these marshmallows taste like mice."
TG Gibbon
My loser:
"Yes, yes, yes, Carruthers. The marshmallows are gluten-free. How many times do I have to tell you?"

Caption Contest 155 is here, while Anti-Caption Contest 155 is here.


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

23 New York (20 from the Big Apple)

12 New Jersey

7 Virginia (three from NOVA, two from Richmond, one from Charlottesville, one from Roanoke)

6 Massachusetts
6 Pennsylvania

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
2 Washington

1 Alabama
1 Arkansas
1 Delaware
1 Iowa
1 Kentucky
1 Nevada
1 New Mexico
1 Oklahoma
1 Wisconsin
Map Introduction

Thanks to Andriy Bidochko for Map Builder. MyMaps at

"Eustace K. Tilley" illustration realized by Deborah Grumet from concept by David Marc Fischer

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