"In this economy, you have to let the vacation come to you."Massachusetts is now tied with Illinois for fifth place—and New York fails to tie California for first.
Michael Soskis (Cambridge, MA)
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."My loser:
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)
"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 CaliforniaMap Introduction
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)
6 Connecticut (two from New Haven, four 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 Rhode Island
2 District of Columbia
2 New Hampshire
2 Oregon (both named Eric, both from Portland)
1 Louisiana (New Orleans)
1 New Mexico
Thanks to Andriy Bidochko for Map Builder.
Parodic The Gothamer illustration realized by Deborah Grumet from concept by David Marc Fischer