Monday, August 25, 2008

Cartoon Caption/Anti-Caption Coverage Continues!

Let's give a warm welcome to Louisiana, which makes its Winner's Circle premiere in Caption Contest 154 (Drew Dernavich's marshmallow roast over conference table) with
"The first rule of s'mores club is you do not talk about s'mores club."
Jason Melancon (New Orleans, LA)
So perhaps that offers some cheer during this sad anniversary.

In Caption Contest 156 (Leo Cullum's androgyne in heels at bar), the nominees are
"Actually, I'm not crazy about long walks on the beach."
Naji Chammas (Del Mar, CA)

"I'm looking forward to casual Friday, when I can put on some flats."
Emily Milstein (Chilmark, MA)

"I'm working my way up to a sex-change operation."
William Babula (Santa Rosa, CA)
My loser:
"I'm slumming. Usually I only circulate among the well-heeled."

In Anti-Caption Contest 157 (Mick Stevens's living room on edge of the cosmos), the winner is
"What? Sorry, I couldn't hear you. Did you just scream?"
Alan Weld
My loser:
"Yeah, yeah, yeah--we're already familiar with the anus joke."

Caption Contest 158 is here. Anti-Caption Contest 158 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 North Carolina (two from Charlotte)
5 Texas (three from Houston)

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

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 Louisiana (New Orleans)
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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