Monday, August 13, 2018

My Entry in The New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest #626

Grab the reins and hold onto my entry in The New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest #626 for August 6 and 13, 2018. The drawing is by Harry Bliss.

"Actually, this IS my first rodeo!"

This one lacked horsepower:
"Stop! You're killing me!"

August 20, 2018 Update:  The Finalists

August 27, 2018 Update:  I voted for the third caption, although I thought it could use an exclamation point. 

September 3, 2018 Update:  Winning Caption

Note:  Last time, cartoonist John Klossner sent a caveman into the batter's box. My caption was caught looking. Check out the box score on Contest #625.

Check out the old blog posts about Harry Bliss and count how many times he got back in the saddle.



  1. That's about as close as you can get. Has this ever happened before?

    1. This is as close as I've gotten, but I believe there are often many similar entries.

  2. It depends upon what the meaning of ‘Is’ is.

    There are rules but I knew this caption would be selected for the run off-I just didn’t know someone else would get it as I didn’t see it in pre-voting. If you try the pre-voting before the real voting, there can be similarities with so many people participating.I was rooting for Docnad because of this website but I wish the other person well. From what I see, Docnad will accept this as graciously as anyone can and is already back in the saddle again. (Thanks for this website and all that you do, Docnad)