Monday, January 26, 2009

Cartoon Caption/Anti-Caption Contest Coverage Continues

The winner of Caption Contest 175 (Drew Dernavich's guy with assorted outdoorsy accessories) is
"In this economy, you have to let the vacation come to you."
Michael Soskis (Cambridge, MA)
Massachusetts is now tied with Illinois for fifth place—and New York fails to tie California for first.

The nominees in Caption Contest 177 (Leo Cullum's captive with mismatched foot pails) are
"It's sloppy work like that that gives the mob a bad name."
Gordon Baumbacher (Kentfield, CA)

"We are trying to reduce our concrete footprint."
Tim Wilcox (Milwaukee, WI)

"Two weeks ago, this was not considered torture."
Avery Clapsaddle (Neche, ND)
My loser:
"If you let me know which you prefer, I'll find the match for the other one."

I am still awaiting the results of Anti-Caption Contest 178 (Tom Cheney's prisoner excapes into a bar...).

Caption Contest 179 is here. Anti-Caption Contest 179 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)
8 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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