Monday, November 03, 2008

Cartoon Caption/Anti-Caption Contest Coverage Continues

Let's hear it again for the candidate from Illinois! The winner of Caption Contest 164 (David Borchart's departure from goat house) is
"Come sweater season, you'll be back."
Travis Gosselin (Chicago, IL)
That's the second Windy City winner in three weeks!

But get this: In Caption Contest 166 (Farley Katz's mummified couple in bed), Frank Campanella of New York has qualified with a nominee for the second time in four weeks! The nominees are
"It feels good to get out of the museum for a night."
Frank Campanella (New York, NY)

"No, no—you're the archeologist this time!"
Eric Reid (Natick, MA)

"This should keep Emily from running to our bed every time she has a bad dream."
Sami Haque (Carol Stream, IL)
My loser:
"I promise to buy more treats next year."

There's a delay with the results of Anti-Caption Contest 167.

Caption Contest 168 is here. Anti-Caption Contest 168 is here.


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

27 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)

7 Illinois (six from Chicago—two captions by Lawrence Wood, two drawings by Leo Cullum)

6 Massachusetts
6 Pennsylvania

5 Connecticut (two from New Haven, three not)
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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