Monday, November 24, 2008

Cartoon Caption/Anti-Caption Contest Coverage Continues

The winner of Caption Contest 167 (Frank Cotham's politician stumping in forest), the winner is
"Read my lips—no new taxidermy."
Eric Kneedler(Bethesda, MD)
So that's two Erics in a row!

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."
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)
My loser:
"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 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)

7 Massachusetts

6 Pennsylvania

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)
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


Deborah said...

I just checked - you got an honorable mention for last week's contest. Congrats!

David Marc Fischer said...

Thanks for the good news, Deborah!