"The seller is extremely motivated."New York is now within three points of longtime leader California.
Mariam Erenburg (New York, NY)
In Caption Contest 162 (Robert Mankoff's man walking a snake or leash), the nominees are
"Relax, she prefers dachshunds."Nothing from me this time, you lucky dogs!
Chas Kikel (Cleveland Heights, OH)
"Let's just say it attracts a more interesting type of woman."
Rosi Kaufman (Praire Village, KS)
"Don't look now, but I believe your snake is strangling that dog."
Samantha Church (Chicago, IL)
The winner of Anti-Caption Contest 163 (P.C. Vey's man at lectern in restaurant) is
"I'm debating you. Go to your podium, bitch!"Nothing from me this week, either.
Caption Contest 164 is here. Anti-Caption Contest 164 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
26 New York (23 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)
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)
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