Friday, August 21, 2015

My Entry in the New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest #485

Here is my entry in the New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest #485, for August 10, 2015.
The pointed drawing is by Danny Shanahan.

"Acupuncturist my ass!"

Here's an earlier try I didn't use:
"I don't know what you see in that picador."

August 24, 2015 Update:  The Finalists

September 7, 2015 Update:  Winning Caption

Note:  Last week, Liam Francis Walsh brought an eccentric Brit into an American pool hall. My caption must have had the wrong accent. See the very respectable results of Contest #484.

Danny Shanahan's work is strictly no bull.



  1. It took me forever, but I finally noticed the symmetry between the five swords in the hump and the five nipples on the udder. Hence my caption, "Do you see the symmetry?". It seems to work because the cow appears to be looking for something in its back.

  2. I hadn't noticed that at all. This week's finalists bear no resemblance to the captions we submitted.

  3. Looks like I might have been reading too much into it. I still think you need to address why the cow is looking away, and only the first one really does that.