Monday, March 30, 2009

Cartoon Caption/Anti-Caption Contest Coverage Continues

The winner of Caption Contest 183 (Tom Cheney's car crashing into bedroom) is
"Well, at least he made curfew."
Andrea Fidurko (Needham, MA)
So now Massachusetts is tied with Illinois, which also had a contender in this contest.

Front runners California and New York are among the nominees in Caption Contest 185 (Mick Stevens's naked man running out of water behind a fish):
"Now that I've met your family, I want you to meet mine."
Ben Russak (Carlsbad, CA)

"You're in trouble when we get to the bicycles."
John Kinde (Las Vegas, NV)

"Hi there! Can I interest you in some promotional material about intelligent design?"
Aaron Adler (New York, NY)
My loser:"Sure I'm all wet, but who's the fish out of water now?"

The winner of Anti-Caption Contest 186 (Danny Shanahan's Moses holding Asian tablets) is
"Hey, which one of you sons of bitches left this in front of my house? I specifically smeared my doorposts in blood so I would NOT receive menus!"
My loser:
"Oy! Mein beck!! Mein beck!!! Vy didn't I hire someone to do this heffy lifting? Vat did I think I was, some veightlifter?"

Caption Contest 187 is here. Anti-Caption Contest 187 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

11 Virginia (five 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)
9 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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