May 1, 2006

Everyone knows your caption is a clip-on

From the beginning I've said that the hardest part — the only hard part, really — about the New Yorker Cartoon Anti-Caption Contest, is coming up with an entry that's worse than the ones the real New Yorker contest judges think are good.

And so the moment I've been waiting for has finally arrived. As Blog About Town points out, one of the finalists in Caption Contest #47 (armed office chase) is virtually identical to a submission to the Anti-Caption Contest. Indeed, to the very first, most obvious submission: "When can you start?"

Remember, just because New Yorker readers are phoning it in, doesn't mean you can too.

Posted by Daniel Radosh


Well, sometimes it's good to get the obvious ones out, here, just to establish their inherent unfunniness. Otherwise they're just awkwardly unacknowledged, like a duck on someone's head.

(On another note: Am I the only one who has trouble with the "Remember Personal Info?" comments option on this site? Don't make me go to the file cabinet for my Memento jokes, because I will. I will.)

You're not the only one. No matter how many times I plead with Daniel's site to remember me, I just get snubbed and snubbed again. Still, I'm not very good with names either, so it's hard for me to get too miffed about it.

Hey, I have that problem too — and I live here! So, let's make it official and I'll get my IT guy on it. What OS/browswer is everyone using. Is your problem with all fields or just some? (no matter what, you're going to have to change the comment spam field, obviously).

Name/e-mail/URL fields all reset, even when I don't leave your page.

I'm running XP, using IE6. And driving an '88 Yugo. Back off.

I should clarify: The boxes don't resent when you hit "Preview;" only after you click "Post."

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