The winner of Caption Contest 178 (Tom Cheney's escaped prisoner at a bar) is
"Most men drink to escape. I escape to drink."That's the third win for Michigan!
Douglas Buck (Flint, MI)
The nominees in Caption Contest 180 (Paul Noth's liferaft survivors eating fruit off a Carmen Miranda-like skeleton) are
"Here's to Little Miss 'Don't You Touch My Hat.'"My loser:
Kevin Forhan (Seattle, WA)
"She should have told us the fruit was real."
T. J. Tu (Douglaston, NY)
"I didn't expect to gain weight on this cruise."
Andrea B. Hollingshead (Manhattan Beach, CA)
"Her act dates back to the 1940s, but some of it remains remarkably fresh to this day."Maybe I should have left off the adverb?
The winner of Anti-Caption Contest 181 has not been determined at the time of this post. Maybe Dan Radosh is looking for my submission—but I didn't make one! Hah!!
Caption Contest 182 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 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)
9 Illinois (seven 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