Monday, May 04, 2009

Cartoon Caption/Anti-Caption Contest Continues!

The winner of Caption Contest 188 (P.C. Vey's man at a piano filled with fish) is
"This song goes out to the one that got away."
Elisa Narsu (Basking Ridge, NJ)
So Narsu outplays (Brian) Shuman in a piano contest!

The nominees in Caption Contest 190 (Robert Leighton's Wall Street statue of ostrich burying its head on Wall Street) are:
"If we just ignore it, maybe it'll go away."
Lance Massey (Bowling Green, OH)

"The statue of the lemmings was just too depressing."
Andrew Mann (San Francisco, CA)

"I think the head's in the wrong place."
Steve Punch (Danville, CA)
My loser was the suggestion that there be no caption, as the illustration was funny in itself.

Oh well, I tried.

Dan Radosh has returned to picking winners in Anti-Caption Contest 191 (Farley Katz's cats flying off a cliff). His winner:
"Hmm, tough question. If I could have any super power in the world... probably super-strength, I guess. That or laser vision. You?"
My loser:
"See what I mean? Even pussies can be part of a suicide cult!"

Caption Contest 192 is here. Anti-Caption Contest 192 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)

14 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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