Saturday, September 17, 2016

My Entry in the New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest #536

Here is my entry in the New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest #536 for September 12, 2016. The drawing is by Benjamin Schwartz.

"I don't know where you're going with this."

While these captions of mine seemed to lack direction:
"I use Bing."
"You're driving yourself to distraction."
"I'm in the driver's seat here."
"Don't drive yourself crazy."

September 19, 2016 Update: The Finalists

September 26, 2016 Update: I voted for the second caption, although I like each of these about equally.

October 3, 2016 Update:  Winning Caption

Note:  Last week cartoonist Benjamin Schwartz—yeah, same guy—loaded a whale into the back of a convertible. My caption was a fish out of water. Get the big picture on Contest #535.

Then take a look at my collected posts on Benjamin Schwartz. Although he and I have similar training, you could argue that he seems to know just a bit more about cartooning.



  1. Nice, that's one of my favorites of yours.

    Mine was: "Do you still feel surrounded by idiots?"

    The joke works better if the car is saying it (I feel surrounded by idiots!), but I liked it so much I wanted to use it anyway.