Monday, April 19, 2010

The Unusual Suspects

This week I felt victimized by the 235th New Yorker "Cartoon Caption" contest.

My entry was:

"Number five please take off your cap."

I humbly submit that this captured the aburdity of the situation depicted in the cartoon better than ANY of the finalists listed below.

  • "I'm six feet tall if I stand on my toes." - I don't think that any of the five are supposed to be talking. But even if I grant that the girl is the one speaking (I guess she could be), her comment is, at best, mediocre.

  • "O.K., now we'd like to see No. 4 in the tutu." - why?

  • "These were winnowed down from a group of thirty-seven using DNA testing." - did the New Yorker judges REALLY laugh at this?

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