February 8, 2006

Post Rejection Show report

I had a fun time reading anti-captions at the Rejection Show last night (despite some organizational fuck-ups). The big reveal: The caption that Matt Diffee originally submitted with his snake on the couch cartoon, and that was rejected as not funny enough, was "He probably just smells your boa constrictor." Which is virtually identical to one of the contest finalists, "Oh, he probably just smells your python." Proving my point that 10,000 shmucks submitting captions are never going to come up with one that would be good enough to make the cut with the New Yorker under normal conditions.

Posted by Daniel Radosh


Wait, you're breaking my brain. I thought the point was to submit the worst caption, not one that would be "good enough."

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