Monday, April 06, 2009


Cartoon Caption/Anti-Caption Contest Coverage Continues

The winner of Caption Contest 184 (David Sipress's man walking into a bar with bodies outlined on the floor) is
"Beat it, buddy. We're out of chalk."
Paul Snare (University Place, WA)
That's the fourth win for Washington.


The nominees in Caption Contest 186 (Danny Shanahan's Biblical figure holding aloft tablets with Asian calligraphy) are:
"And for you goats—thou shalt not marry a dragon or an ox."
Jay Shuck (Minneapolis, MN)

"And Commandments Eleven to Twenty are the same as One to Ten, just with tofu instead of meat."
Douglas Cosby (Austin, TX)

"Read quickly. These are really heavy."
Brad Wilson (Mill Creek, WA)
My loser:
"I offer you the Zen Commandments!"

At the time of this post, Dan Radosh had not anointed the winner of Anti-Caption Contest 187 (Charles Barsotti's avenging angel confronting burglar).


Caption Contest 188 is here. Anti-Caption Contest 188 is here.


THE STANDINGS

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
4 Washington

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

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 MapBuilder.net

Parodic The Gothamer illustration realized by Deborah Grumet from concept by David Marc Fischer