Wednesday, November 23, 2016

My Entry in the New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest #546

Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale, a tale of my entry in the New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest #546 for November 21, 2016. The drawing is by Michael Maslin.

"Boy, have they got your number!"

Here are the captions that were lost at sea:
"Seriously, do I have a bottle-nose?"
"I'd rather see them do a lifeboat."
"They just love a captive audience, don't they?"
"Does that dolphin make my butt look fat?"
"You call it playful; I say it's smug."

Now cartoon editor Bob Mankoff has chosen ten top entries as informed by the crowdsourced rankings, and we can allow ourselves some amazement at how relatively close my caption is to the first of these (they're actually in random order).

November 28,  2016 Update:  The Finalists

December 5, 2016 Update:  I forgot to vote. I like the third caption.

December 12, 2016 Update:  Winning Caption

Note:  Last week cartoonist Paul Noth promoted a houseplant to the top corporate job. My caption got stuck in the mailroom. Come meet the Chief Executive Officer in Contest #545.

If you're ever stuck on a desert island, you'll be oh so grateful for this link.

If you stay for more than a three-hour tour, you can also bring along a link to posts about Michael Maslin.