"Free will is overrated."This enables North Carolina to claim the seventh-place position, with seven votes.
Nahomi Harkavy (Greensboro, NC)
The nominees in Caption Contest 195 (Danny Shanahan's angry housewife confronting disheveled man with stigmata and cherubic escorts) are
"Don't give me that holier-than-thou attitude!"My loser:
Paul Greengross (Granada Hills, CA)
"Which part of 'till death do us part' didn't you understand?"
Caroline Johnston Polisi (New York, NY)
"I guess it really did kill you to call."
Dorran Dihle (Seattle, WA)
"If this is supposed to be the second coming, I'll hold out for the third."
The winner of Anti-Caption Contest 196 (Paul Noth's lab men observing lab rodents that are wearing lab suits) is
"I love how they dress in their cute little lab coats and talk about their little experiments and go home and murder their fucking bitch wives in their sleep and carry their little clipboards and ..."My loser:
"...and these are the mice I trained to amputate my left arm. Make sure you get all this down."
Caption Contest 197 is here. Anti-Caption Contest 197 is here.
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, where Lynn Tudor has won twice)
14 New Jersey
12 Virginia (six from NOVA, two from Richmond, one from Charlottesville, one from Newport News, one from Roanoke, one from Stanardsville)
10 Illinois (eight from Chicago including three captions by Lawrence Wood)
7 North Carolina (two from Charlotte)
6 Connecticut (two from New Haven, four not)
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