Monday, November 10, 2008

Cartoon Caption/Anti-Caption Contest Coverage Continues

Let's hear it yet again for the candidate from Illinois! The winner of Caption Contest 165 (Mick Stevens's royal disbursement of cash to crowd) is
"Looks like another ye olde stimulus package."
John Burke (Park Ridge, IL)
That's the third Illinois winner in four weeks—not counting Barack Obama, of course!

In Caption Contest 167 (Frank Cotham's campaign in a forest), the nominees are pretty good:
"As a weasel, I need your vote."
Mike Millner (Chapel Hill, NC)

"Read my lips—no new taxidermy."
Eric Kneedler (Bethesda, MD)

"O.K., who pooped on the lectern?"
Michael Morris (New Haven, CT)
My loser:
"I assure you it's safe to come out. Sarah Palin is on the campaign trail now."

In Anti-Caption Contest 167, the winner is
"Wait...this isn't the Bowling Green Hilton...guys, where am I?"

"We must continue with the speech senator."

"What's going on? I feel strange..why are we here?"

"We must continue with the speech senator."

"Everything looks so different..where are the people...why aren't they clapping??"

"Nothing is wrong. The speech requires that you go on senator. We must continue with the speech."
My loser:
"What I'm sayin', my friends, is that Sarah Palin is lookin' out for you, Joe the Snake, and you, Joe the Bird, and you, Joe the Bear, and you, Joe the Wolf, and you, Joe the Other Wolf, and you, Joe the Bird, and you, Joe the Feline, and you, Joe the Frog, and you, Joe the Tree-Climbing Dog, and even you, Joe the Young Moose...."

The results of Anti-Caption Contest 168 (Tom Cheney's long arm serving food) are not yet available.

Caption Contest 170 is here. Anti-Caption Contest 170 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)

8 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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