Monday, February 09, 2009

Cartoon Caption/Anti-Caption Contest Coverage Continues, Sort Of

The winner of Anti-Caption Contest 180 (Paul Noth's liferaft survivors eating off a fruit-covered skeleton) is the gruesome
"Thank god she was pregnant."
TG Gibbon
My losers:
"What are the odds that we'd end up with the Edible Bouquet© place setting for our cruise's Día de los Muertos celebration? I mean, I had to shoot or stab about ten people to get to it and then bring it to the life raft.

"Thanks, by the way, for pushing that kid overboard. He seemed to be a good guy, but this way there's more for us, and the sharks are placated for a longer time.

Afternoon break in the filming of Watchmen, to be released March 6, 2009 by Warner Brothers

The New Yorker's Cartoon Caption Contest is on a one-week hiatus, but you can still find Caption Contest 180 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
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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