Monday, May 18, 2009

Cartoon Caption/Anti-Caption Contest Continues!

The winner of Caption Contest 190 (Robert Leighton's head-in-the-sand ostrich statue on Wall Street) is
"I think the head's in the wrong place."
Steve Punch (Danville, CA)
So California regains the lead!

The nominees in Caption Contest 192 (Jack Ziegler's celebrity interview on set behind bars) are:
"Both the movie and I will be released this summer."
Lawrence Wood (Chicago, IL)

"This is fancy role-playing for a conjugal visit."
Benjamin New (Plantation, FL)

"It's my first time on 'Celebrity Parole Hearing.'"
Al Miro (Astoria, NY)
Yes, two-time winner Lawrence Wood is in the running again. And me? I'm still a total loser:
"Enough about my movie. Let's talk about ischemia, atherosclerotic narrowings, saphenous vein autografts, and the myocardium!"
Heck, I didn't even "get" the bars on the set!

The winner of Anti-Caption Contest 193 (Victoria Roberts's marionette people) is
"I have to go to the bathroom."
My losers:
"Actually, I'd prefer to be a finger puppet. Let me show you how that would work."

"Now that we've done away with Mother and Father, I realize how they manipulated us for all these years. Let us celebrate our freedom with another wild killing spree!"

Caption Contest 194 is here. Anti-Caption Contest 194 is here.


Here is the current New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest breakdown by state. You can find it all (almost) mapped out here.
32 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 Maine
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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