Monday, September 29, 2008

Cartoon Caption/Anti-Caption Contest Coverage Continues

The winner of Caption Contest 159 (Drew Dernavich's conferees with gargantuan mugs) is
"By a 9-0 vote, the rest-room expansion project is approved."
Jon Thompson (Sedona, AZ)
Don't ask me if this anything to do with John McCain's election, but do check out the new design elements over at the website of The New Yorker.

In Caption Contest 161 (Michael Crawford's interview with gargantuan lobster), the nominees are
"So why did you leave Red Lobster?"
Paul Vogel (Arlington, VA)

"I guess we have a deal, but we don’t have to shake on it."
Candace Klomann (Tucson, AZ)

"So you think you’re ready for the corner tank?"
Meghan Dowd (Somerville, MA)
My loser:
"According to this letter of recommendation, you work best with spinach and a vanilla beurre blanc."

The winner of Anti-Caption Contest 161 is
"I'm sorry, we were looking for a more normal-sized lobster."
My loser:
"If you think working for this company is tough, look out for our Japanese competitors. They will eat you alive!"

The winner of Anti-Caption Contest 162 (Robert Mankoff's man with snake as a leash) is
"...yeah, so if my daughter turns up let me know."
And I got nothing for ya on that one.

Caption Contest 163 is here. Anti-Caption Contest 163 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 Arizona (two from Tucson)
4 Georgia (includes two-time winner Carl Gables)
4 Maryland (none named Mary)

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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