Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Feeling Witty Today?

Drawing by Mick Stevens

Then don't delay! Enter the New Yorker's Cartoon Caption contest. Here's the scoop:
Each week, we [The New Yorker] provide a cartoon in need of a caption [see drawing above]. You, the reader, submit your caption, we choose three finalists, and you vote for your favorite. Finalists for this week's cartoon will appear online Monday, February 4th, and in the February 11th & 18th issue of The New Yorker. Any U.S. resident age eighteen or older can enter.
There's a new contest every week. So if this drawing doesn't inspire you, maybe next week's will. Or, if you're wit-deficient like me but appreciate it in others, you can vote for your favorite captions and have some laughs browsing past winners.


Elizabeth said...

The boy friend of a friend of mine was one of the three finalists once, but he didn't win.

Lori said...

Too bad. A part-time librarian here submits captions, but so far, hasn't won or placed. Let us know if you're friend ever wins.

For the past two weeks, I've been laughing over the cartoons The New Yorker rejected. They are collected in two books and we have them at the library in case you need a laugh:

The Rejection Collection V.1: Cartoons You Never Saw, and Never Will See, in The New Yorker

The Rejection Collection V.2: The Cream of the Crap

The cartoons are rude, crude, and sure to offend, but they are also hilarious & very clever.