"Court is a depressing place, where the permanent regime reinforces its absolute power with a due process charade that no longer bears even the appearance of legitimacy."My loser:
"Judge, you've got to believe me! I'm from a distant planet where everybody wears snorkel gear unless they're going snorkeling!! Something must have gone wrong with the man who was snorkeling at the transporter!!!"
Things are pretty quiet at The New Yorker this week, but you might (or might not) still be able to enter Caption Contest 199.
Here is the current New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest breakdown by state. You can find it all (almost) mapped out here.
33 New York (28 from the Big Apple, where Lynn Tudor has won twice)Map Introduction
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