Monday, February 02, 2009

Cartoon Caption/Anti-Caption Contest Coverage Continues

The winner of Caption Contest 176 (Mick Stevens's wreck of a court) is
"For a divorce case, that went smoothly."
Ann Seger (Chicago, IL)
Illinois pulls ahead of Massachusetts to take fifth place with this ninth win, the seventh for Chicago.

The nominees in Caption Contest 178 (Tom Cheney's prison fugitive at a bar) are
"If anybody calls, I'm not here."
Iver Peterson (Lawrenceville, NJ)

"I'd kill for some peanuts."
Adam Cooper (Los Angeles, CA)

"Most men drink to escape. I escape to drink."
Douglas Buck (Flint, MI)
My loser:
"I'll have a screwdriver. I already have a pick and a shovel."

The winner of Anti-Caption Contest 178 (Tom Cheney's prison fugitive #64) is
"Way I see it, drowning yer sorrows is like drowning yer kids -- gotta make sure there ain't no more bubbles before you start on the next one."
Jared S.
My loser:
"The minute I finish this beer, I'll go back and help Number Six! (Pause) Actually...this beer is so good I think I'll have another one. What's the rush, you know? He can wait."

"As soon as I was assigned this number, I got old and started losing my hair. How is that possible?"

The winner of Anti-Caption Contest 179 (Ethan Kanin's bandaged doctor with boy patient) is
"I'll be taking over your regular doctor's patients for a while. He was in an accident."
My losers:
"Here's an idea: I'll watch while you examine yourself! Heh heh heh heh. You know, I've still got two good legs. Heh heh heh heh. But seriously, do as I say. Heh heh heh heh. Seriously."

Caption Contest 180 is here. Anti-Caption Contest 180 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)

9 Illinois (seven 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
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Parodic The Gothamer illustration realized by Deborah Grumet from concept by David Marc Fischer

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