Saturday, December 26, 2015

My Entry in the New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest #502

Here is my entry in the New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest #502 for December 14, 2015. The life-affirming drawing is by Tom Toro.


"He handled all the arrangements beforehand."



These alternate captions were dead on arrival:
"He said he wanted a big headstone."
"He always was a huge Deadhead."
"He hated attention."
"I still feel he's watching over me."



December 28, 2015 Update:  The Finalists




January 16, 2016 Update:  Winning Caption




Note:  Two weeks ago Liam Francis Walsh created a caption contest in semaphore. I ran my caption up the flagpole but no one saluted. See the unflagging results of Contest #501.

The blog archives have two previous caption contests by Tom Toro.

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7 comments:

  1. I think yours is very good. I think "watching over me" is also good. I think one finalist will be something like that. I was thinking of something like "Now he's smiling down on us." I went with something that I knew was a long shot but I liked best: "The epitaph is written on his face."

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    1. Or "writ large." Thanks, gboris. On Monday all will be revealed...

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    2. Another one I had: "It's a shame the tree has to go when I go."

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  2. Headstone was made by the Chia pet company.

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  3. Headstone was made by the Chia pet company.

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