"I'm just curious—what's your excuse?"
Pinghan Chua (Alexandria, VA)
The nominees in Caption Contest 193 (Victoria Roberts's man and woman rigged like marionnettes) are:
"Free will is overrated."My loser:
Nahomi Harkavy (Greensboro, NC)
"This was so much more awkward before Craigslist."
Julie Gautreau (Knoxville, TN)
"This is why I suggested a threesome."
Martina O'Boyle (Atlanta, GA)
"Who needs these when we have the media?"
The winner of Anti-Caption Contest 194 (Leo Cullum's briefcase man with parched man in desert) had not appeared at the time of this post.
Caption Contest 195 is here. Anti-Caption Contest 195 should turn up here eventually.
Here is the current New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest breakdown by state. You can find it all (almost) mapped out here.
32 CaliforniaMap Introduction
31 New York (27 from the Big Apple)
14 New Jersey
12 Virginia (six 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)
6 Connecticut (two from New Haven, four not)
6 North Carolina (two from Charlotte)
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)
3 Minnesota (Minneapolis 2, St. Paul 1)
3 Rhode Island
2 District of Columbia
2 Nevada (Las Vegas 1, Zephyr Cove 1)
2 New Hampshire
2 Oregon (both named Eric, both from Portland)
1 Louisiana (New Orleans)
1 New Mexico
Thanks to Andriy Bidochko for Map Builder.
Parodic The Gothamer illustration realized by Deborah Grumet from concept by David Marc Fischer