Monday, March 16, 2009

Cartoon Caption/Anti-Caption Contest Coverage Continues!

The winner of Caption Contest 181 (Sidney Harris's Stonehengey construction site) is
"Tell me you kept the box and receipt."
Jae Choe (New York, NY)
This brings New York's wins to 30, boosting the Empire State to within one point of California!

The nominees in Caption Contest 183 (Tom Cheney's car crashing into bedroom) are
"Well, at least he made curfew."
Andrea Fidurko (Needham, MA)

"I thought our sex life was a train wreck."
Stevan Savich (Crown Point, IN)

"We should tell the G.P.S. people that they changed the off-ramp."
Georgia Gebhardt (Wilmette, IL)
My loser:
"Now neither of us has to walk Fido."

The Anti-Caption Contest is returning from a hiatus, but not entirely up-to-speed.

Caption Contest 185 is here. Anti-Caption Contest 185 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

30 New York (26 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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