Friday, May 6, 2016

My Entry in the New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest #520

Here is my entry in the New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest #520 for May 2, 2016. The drawing is by Corey Pandolph.

"I am not hiding it under my skirt."

Apparently I went there. The bright side of failing to ace the Caption Contest is that you don't have to explain to everyone you know what on earth you were thinking and why you didn't go with something just a little less outrageous, such as perhaps one of these: 
"I'm afraid Viagra won't help now."
"Did you feel inadequate even before lunch?"
"How did you peel about your loss?"
"You can't always be top banana."
"You can't undo breakfast."
"You let that slip."

May 9, 2016 Update:  The Finalists

May 23, 2016 Update:  Winning Caption

Note:  Last week Tom Toro went bird hunting. My caption was a little off target. See the surefire results of Contest #519.

Then get out your notepad and psychoanalyze these old Caption Contests by Corey Pandolph.



  1. Replies
    1. Something like this has to be a finalist, right?

    2. Yeah, I thought this had a good chance. But when rating the entries online, I saw this one, which is probably a better version of the idea: "It's normal to feel empty after a split." I predict it will win.

    3. I predicted correctly. This is not the first time I had the right pun. I need to do better with the phrasing.