November 14, 2005

Mine was better! The New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest rejection forum

Two weeks ago, I introduced the New Yorker Cartoon Anti-Caption Contest by asking, "if these won, how awful could the losing captions have been?" Since then, a number of you have said that you regularly submit captions that are better than the ones selected by the editors. Well, now's your chance to prove it.

In this new spin-off to the Anti-Caption Contest, you are invited to post captions you actually submitted to the actual New Yorker contest. This is not a contest itself — just a forum for your unappreciated wit. This week, post your rejected captions for contest #26: Monster truck meets classical concert. Don't try to come up with something new now that you've seen how lame the finalists are. We want to see what the editors really passed up in favor of those finalists. You're on the honor system.

Posted by Daniel Radosh


I hate seeing this sans comments. I for one stopped submitting my real anti-captions to the New Yorker when your contest started up.

"Sorry I'm late. I had to get over some traffic."

I haven't submitted a caption in a while. My last one was for this cartoon:


Don't remember the exact wording, but it was something like:

"Honestly, this is less disturbing than when he does the same thing to Jay Leno."

"And join us again next month for his recently completed Concerto for Thresher and Orchestra."

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