"So why did you leave Red Lobster?"And so Virginia further solidifies its fourth-place position.
Paul Vogel (Arlington, VA)
In Caption Contest 163 (P. C. Vey's man at lectern at restaurant table), the nominees are
"The ratatouille is good today. I am the owner and I approve this message."No loser from me this time.
Jean Pyle (Hawthorne, NJ)
"What's your stance on first-date sex? You have two minutes to respond."
Frank Campanella (New York, NY)
"And, if you elect me, all Americans will be able to choose soup and salad!"
Peter LaMassa (Massapequa Park, NY)
The winner of Anti-Caption Contest 164 (David Borchart's goat house) is
"Leave if you must, but I won't be responsible for the safety of your tin can collection." MarkMy loser:
"Oy! How was I to know that Chad Gadya doesn't work out in real life? Dayenu!"Kudos to Roger Kaputnik for the runner-up
"Trust me, you'll eventually get used to the smell. I was talking to the goats!"
Caption Contest 165 is here. Anti-Caption Contest 165 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
9 Virginia (four 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