Monday, April 20, 2009

Cartoon Caption/Anti-Caption Contest Continues!

The winner of Caption Contest 186 (Danny Shanahan's Moses figure holding tablets with Asian inscription) is
"And Commandments Eleven to Twenty are the same as One to Ten, just with tofu instead of meat."
Douglas Cosby (Austin, TX)
With its sixth win, the Lone Star State advances into a four-way tie with Connecticut, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania.

The nominees in Caption Contest 188 (P.C. Vey's keyboardistwith aquarium in piano case) are:
"This song goes out to the one that got away."
Elisa Narsu (Basking Ridge, NJ)

"And every year they return to my piano to spawn and die."
Frank Bruno (Sacramento, CA)

"Any requests before I tell you about tonight's specials?"
Brian Shuman (New York, NY)
My loser:
"If you know the lyrics, just dive right in!"
Compares well, I think.

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

Caption Contest 190 is here. Anti-Caption Contest 190 is here. And, mind you, the unusually funny drawing is by homeboy Robert Leighton!


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
6 Texas
(three from Houston, one from Austin)

5 Maryland (none named Mary)

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

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

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