"Five hundred billion galaxies and nothing's on."So New York is again five points beyond longtime leader California.
Tom Elia (New York, NY)
In Caption Contest 159 (Drew Dernavich's giant coffee mugs—one with tea—on a conference table), the nominees are
"Can you please pass the cow?"My loser:
Bennett Ellenbogen (Brooklyn, NY)
"Let me start by welcoming you all to Narcoleptics Anonymous."
Mike Worth (West Chester, PA)
"By a 9-0 vote, the rest-room expansion project is approved."
Jon Thompson (Sedona, AZ)
"Who gets the lemon wedge?"Close to Bennett Ellenbogen, but the opposite, yet still about as funny?
The winner of Anti-Caption Contest 160 (Tom Cheney's suburban hell house) is
"The devil you can get rid of; it's cat piss that never goes away."My loser:
Caption Contest 161 is here. Anti-Caption Contest 161 is here.
Here is the current New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest breakdown by state. You can find it all mapped out here.
29 CaliforniaMap Introduction
25 New York (22 from the Big Apple)
13 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 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)
2 District of Columbia
2 New Hampshire
2 Oregon (both named Eric, both from Portland)
2 Rhode Island
1 Louisiana (New Orleans)
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