"Read my lips—no new taxidermy."So that's two Erics in a row!
Eric Kneedler(Bethesda, MD)
In Caption Contest 169 (Leo Cullum's "bandito" with briefcase), the nominees are:
"I can't say for sure, but I think the airline mixed up my luggage."My loser:
Mark Ashton (Elmhurst, IL)
"Remember the Alamo—now, that was a foreclosure!"
David Blume (New York, NY)
"What makes you think I wouldn't be up for sushi?"
Neal Svalstad (El Cajon, CA)
"I can't believe they made me pardner."
The results of Anti-Caption Contest 170 (P.C. Vey's businessman with turkey) were not announced by the time of this post.
Caption Contest 171 is here. Anti-Caption Contest 171 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
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)
5 Connecticut (two from New Haven, three not)
5 Maryland (none named Mary)
5 North Carolina (two from Charlotte)
5 Texas (three from Houston)
4 Arizona (two from Tucson)
4 Georgia (includes two-time winner Carl Gables)
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