Saturday, September 24, 2016

My Entry in the New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest #537

Here is my entry in the New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest #537 for September 19, 2016. The drawing is by Mick Stevens.
"And I've had to reinvent our marriage."

Here are some other captions I simply couldn't reinvent:
"I was always attracted to his primitive qualities."
"I always say check with the patent office first, but does he listen?"

"He's reinvented the man cave."

September 26, 2016 Update: The Finalists

October 3, 2016 Update:  I voted for the second caption.

October 10, 2016 Update:
  Winning Caption

Note:  Last week cartoonist Benjamin Schwartz psychoanalyzed a self-driving car. My caption lacked direction. Take a joyride to Contest #536.

See more posts about the free-wheeling Mick Stevens.



  1. Some of your earlier New Yorker Caption Contest posts have data showing every submission. Is this information published somewhere? If so, how does one access it? Thanks.

    1. Follow the aqua link above the caption spreadsheets. If you enter the caption contest yourself, Bob Mankoff may send you a weekly link to these.

  2. "He loves his Rolling Stones." The recent finalists have been fairly weak in my opinion. I don't think the voting is working out.