Monday, April 27, 2009

Cartoon Caption/Anti-Caption Contest Continues!

The winner of Caption Contest 187 (Charles Barsotti's thief confronting an avenging angel) is
"Trust me—you don't want this. It's filled with mortgage-backed securities."
Francesca DelGuidice (New York, NY)
This is a big win for New York, creating a tie with longtime contest leader California for first-place!

The nominees in Caption Contest 189 (Drew Dernavich's acupuncturist with needles on skin and clothing) are:
Bob Vogel (Portland, ME)

"Congratulations—it's a porcupine."
Simon Fraser (Philadelphia, PA)

"Most people are reassured after three or four."
Barbara Colman (Hopewell Junction, NY)
That's a second nomination for Fraser, who won Contest 21!

My loser:
"I'm sorry I'm late. I had a headache and my coat was wrinkled, but I just took care of both situations."

Dan Radosh has not been naming the winners of recent Anti-Caption Contests, but he promises he'll get back on track soon.

Caption Contest 191 is here. Anti-Caption Contest 191 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

31 New York (27 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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