Monday, April 13, 2009


Cartoon Caption/Anti-Caption Contest Coverage Continues!

The winner of Caption Contest 185 (Mick Stevens's man running ashore behind fish) is
"You're in trouble when we get to the bicycles."
John Kinde (Las Vegas, NV)
This second win for Nevada keeps front-runners California and New York from advancing this week.


The nominees in Caption Contest 187 (Charles Barsotti's burglar confronting avenging angel) are:
"Trust me—you don't want this. It's filled with mortgage-backed securities."
Christine Tai (New York, NY)

"Haven't you got some white-collar criminals to attend to?"
James Bell (Charlottesville, VA)

"That skirt is so last year."
Kate Rounds (Jersey City, NJ)
My loser:
"Put that sword away—I'm the CEO."

The winner of Anti-Caption Contest 187 (Charles Barsotti's avenging angel confronting burglar) is
"Relax, I'm not a thief. I'm just an out-of-work mime, bringing a sack of sine waves to an 'Eyes Wide Shut'-style orgy."
Tim C.
My loser:
"Good news, boss—I just robbed the Church of Satan!"
You know, I'm kinda happy with my losers this week—and I hope you are, too!


At the time of this post, Dan Radosh had not announced the results of Anti-Caption Contest 188 (P.C. Vey's keyboardist with a piano case full of water and fish).


Caption Contest 189 is here. Anti-Caption Contest 189 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 Nevada (Las Vegas 1, Zephyr Cove 1)
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 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

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