Monday, January 12, 2009

Cartoon Caption/Anti-Caption Contest Coverage Continues

What would New York do without champion captioner Lynn Tudor, whose second triumph came in Caption Contest 173 (Tom Cheney's businessmen lugging loads of money) with
"At the next bailout, let's also ask for a pony."
Due to Tudor's affinity for Cheney cartoons, New York is now within one point of longtime leader California!

The nominees in Caption Contest 175 (Drew Dernavich's guy wearing lots of sports stuff) are
"In this economy, you have to let the vacation come to you."
Michael Soskis (Cambridge, MA)

"He's pretty much up for anything."
Kevin Kozee (Marietta, GA)

"He has recreational A.D.D."
Mark Kane (Bayside, NY)
No submission from me, folks.

The winner of Anti-Caption Contest 176 (Mick Stevens's disorder in the court) is
"Mr. foreman, you being an upside-down chair makes me concerned about your potential bias in a case involving other unruly furniture."
My loser:
Outtake from What's Up, Doc? (Peter Bogdanovich, 1972)

Caption Contest 177 is here. Anti-Caption Contest 177 is here.


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

29 New York (25 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 Connecticut (two from New Haven, four not)
6 Pennsylvania

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)
4 Ohio

3 Minnesota (Minneapolis 2, St. Paul 1)
3 Rhode Island

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 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

Parodic The Gothamer illustration realized by Deborah Grumet from concept by David Marc Fischer

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