Monday, March 02, 2009

Cartoon Caption/Anti-Caption Contest Coverage Continues

The winner of Caption Contest 179 (Zachary Kanin's heavily bandanged doctor) is
"Until I recover, let's just assume your prostate is fine."
Jeff Goodman (Burnsville, NC)
North Carolina now has six wins&mdash—yet South Carolina is still out of the running!

The nominees in Caption Contest 181 (Sidney Harris's Stonehengey construction site) are
"Tell me you kept the box and receipt."
Jae Choe (New York, NY)

"Typical client—wants a damn Parthenon on a Stonehenge budget."
Karl Kindig (Abingdon, VA)

"Dude, Athena's gonna be pissed."
Alan Farkas (Los Angeles, CA)
Nothing from me on this one.

The winner of Anti-Caption Contest 181 is
"Aw crapolis!"
Nothing from me on that one, either.

The winner of Anti-Caption Contest 182 (Victoria Roberts's totem pole of cats) is
[voice on phone] - " '2' if your Joan Miro painting has caused unusual behavior in your pets..."
MAtt |
My losers:
"Believe me, it'll take more than one pussy to crucify that pesky puppy!"

"Are you sure I can't interested you in The Flying Katsamazovs?"

Caption Contest 183 is here Anti-Caption Contest 183 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 North Carolina (two from Charlotte)
6 Pennsylvania

5 Maryland (none named Mary)
5 Texas (three from Houston)

4 Arizona (two from Tucson)
4 Georgia (includes two-time winner Carl Gables)
4 Ohio

3 Michigan
3 Minnesota (Minneapolis 2, St. Paul 1)
3 Rhode Island

2 Alaska
2 District of Columbia
2 Florida
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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