Monday, March 09, 2009

Cartoon Caption/Anti-Caption Contest Coverage Continues

The winner of Caption Contest 180 (Paul Noth's life raft survivors eating fruit off a Carmen Miranda-like skeleton) is
"Here's to Little Miss 'Don't You Touch My Hat.'"
Kevin Forhan (Seattle, WA)
This third win for Washington was a blown opportunity for front-runners California and New York.

But New York has a big opportunity coming up, because the nominees in Caption Contest 182 (Victoria Roberts's cats in totem pole formation) are
"Yes, Officer, they say he was about six feet four, with pointy ears and abnormally short arms."
Alexia Kauffman (Arlington, VA)

"I wasn't laid off—I just decided to pursue other interests."
Christy Yoest (New York, NY)

"Hello, YouTube? I've got something you might be interested in."
Judy Goldberg (Brooklyn, NY)
My loser:
"I don't know their breeds, but I think they're Native American."
Maybe I should have gone with "I don't know their breeds, but I think they're totem polecats."

The Anti-Caption Contest appears to be on a hiatus.

Caption Contest 184 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
3 Washington

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

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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