Monday, September 22, 2008

Cartoon Caption/Anti-Caption Contest Coverage Continues

The winner of Caption Contest 158 (Zachary Kanin's boy amidst heads in sand) is
"You got that? Three bottled waters, two sodas, one coffee, and six straws."
Robin McCauley (Newport News, VA)
Thus Virginia continues its relatively recent ascent in the standings.

In Caption Contest 160 (Tom Cheney's hell house for sale), the nominees are
"The heating system is pretty old but very reliable."
Shawna Bryan (Andover, OH)

"I strongly recommend that you read the fine print on this one."
Phil Schatz (New York, NY)

"The seller is extremely motivated."
Mariam Erenburg (New York, NY)
My loser:
"This one has been on the market for an eternity."

The winner of Anti-Caption Contest 161? You'll have to wait due to technical difficulties over at

Caption Contest 162 is here. Anti-Caption Contest 162 is here.


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

25 New York (22 from the Big Apple)

13 New Jersey

8 Virginia (three from NOVA, two from Richmond, one from Charlottesville, one from Newport News, 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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