The winner of Anti-Caption Contest 156 (Leo Cullum's androgyne in suit and heels in a bar) is
"Well, you know the old saying: 'You masturbate into it, you bought it.'"My loser:
Mr. Sad Head
"Pssst! Don't look, but that guy in the corner is Leo Cullum, and I think he's sketching us! If I'm not mistaken, we could be the first lesbians in a New Yorker caption contest cartoon! I wonder what the winning caption would be."
Caption Contest 156 is here.
Here is the current New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest breakdown by state. You can find it all mapped out here.
28 CaliforniaMap Introduction
24 New York (21 from the Big Apple)
12 New Jersey
7 Virginia (three from NOVA, two from Richmond, one from Charlottesville, one from Roanoke)
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)
2 District of Columbia
2 New Hampshire
2 Oregon (both named Eric, both from Portland)
2 Rhode Island
1 New Mexico
Thanks to Andriy Bidochko for Map Builder.
Satirical "Eustace K. Tilley" illustration realized by Deborah Grumet from concept by David Marc Fischer