Monday, July 13, 2009

Cartoon Caption/Anti-Caption Contest Continues!

The winner of Caption Contest 196 (lab professionals observing rodents attired like lab professionals)—the first caption contest with a nominee from Canada—is
"O.K., let's slowly lower in the grant money.”
Todd Bearson (Arlington, MA)
As noticed previously, this wasn't far from my own
"We've been using the Nobel Prize instead of cheese."
Anyway, Massachusetts now has 10 wins, tying it with Illinois.

The nominees in Caption Contest 198 (P. C. Vey's men driving car with bound man on roof) are
"The instructions should have mentioned that you need a body of water."
Peter Bleyleben (Chestnut Hill, MA)

"That’s smart, Eddie. The first place cops look is in the trunk.”
David Wilkner (Pawtucket, RI)

"What do you mean you don't remember? Either he sleeps with the fishes or he don't."
Tim Wibert (Okemos, MI)
My loser:
"Let's see if you can switch lanes without any jerky motions."
As far as I can tell, this is the second nomination for Contest 99 winner David Wilkner.

Cartoon Caption Contest 200 is here. Anti-Caption Contest 200 is here.


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)

32 California

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)
10 Massachusetts

7 North Carolina (two from Charlotte)

6 Connecticut (two from New Haven, four not)
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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