Monday, February 16, 2009

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

The winner of Caption Contest 177 (Leo Cullum's captive with feet in mismatched pails) is
"It's sloppy work like that that gives the mob a bad name."
Gordon Baumbacher (Kentfield, CA)
That extends California's lead over New York to two. [EV Grieve visitors: Scroll down to THE STANDINGS for more on this.]

The nominees in Caption Contest 179 (Zachary Kanin's heavily bandaged doctor) are
"So a doctor walks into a bar—this is not a joke, by the way."
James Allen (Lambertville, NJ)

"Until I recover, let's just assume your prostate is fine."
Jeff Goodman (Burnsville, NC)

"Sorry, we're out of medical supplies."
Christina Rodriguez (San Diego, CA)
My loser:
"I just received the settlement in a Mafia malpractice suit."

Caption Contest 181 here Anti-Caption Contest 181 is here.


Here is the current New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest breakdown by state. You can find it all (almost) mapped out here.
31 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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