Monday, January 19, 2009

Cartoon Caption/Anti-Caption Contest Coverage Continues

The winner of Caption Contest 174 (Harry Bliss's tiny guy in tree with big bird with worm in beak) is
"I want to live at my dad's."
Sean Delaney (Stanardsville, VA)
With that, Virginia goes into double digits, solidifying its fourth-place position between New Jersey and Illinois.

The nominees in Caption Contest 176 (Mick Stevens's wrecked courtroom) are
"This is what I get for convicting the janitor."
Sita Chandrika Palepu (New York, NY)

"For a divorce case, that went smoothly."
Ann Seger (Chicago, IL)

"Sorry about that—new gavel."
Tommy Bryant (Cochran, GA)
My loser:
"This is the last time I preside over a kangaroo court."

The winner of Anti-Caption Contest 177 (Leo Cullums's captive) is
*pew-pew-pew* "Better start talking before I shrink more of you with my finger-ray."
Brian L
No loser from me—I didn't submit a caption in time!

Caption Contest 178 is here. Anti-Caption Contest 178 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

10 Virginia (four from NOVA, two from Richmond, one from Charlottesville, one from Newport News, one from Roanoke, one from Stanardsville)

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

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