Monday, August 04, 2008

Cartoon Caption/Anti-Caption Coverage Continues!

The winner of Caption Contest 152 (Mick Stevens's car behind very large globe) is
"Honey, I told you the whole world is headed to the Cape this weekend."
Terri-Lee Burger (Brooklyn, NY)
So that's two wins in a row for the Big Apple, narrowing California's lead to four!

In Caption Contest 154 (Drew Dernavich's men in suits roasting marshmallows over burning conference table), the nominees are
"The first rule of s'mores club is you do not talk about s'mores club."
Jason Melancon (New Orleans, LA)

"Next, Jenkins, I expect a ghost story. On my desk at 3 P.M. sharp."
Audrey Bartus (Naperville, IL)

"I think we got some really good ideas from bring-your-child-to-work day."
Geoffrey Holm (Bellevue, WA)
My loser:
"I'm still not getting that Bohemian Grove feeling."

In Anti-Caption Contest 156 (Lee Lorenz's two civilians at Wizard of Oz therapy), the winner is
"This group is for overcoming poppy-dependency. You two meth-heads need to go next door."
My losers:
"They finally found Toto, washed ashore at Montauk Point. He was almost unrecognizable."

"They're suffering from Post-Traumatic Shoe Disorder."

"Do you think this Dr. Oz is a humbug?"

Caption Contest 156 is here, while Anti-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 California

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)

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

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

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