All hands brace for a rift in the space-time continuum
Harry Effron, who signs himself just plain Harry in his anti-caption submissions, was honored for his entry, "The hours here are obscene." (I'll let you figure out what the cartoon was.)
Attentive anti-captioners might find that a bit familiar, so here's the behind-the-scenes scoop.
Harry's father, Eric Effron, is a colleague of mine at The Week who sometimes submits to the New Yorker contest but not to the anti-caption contest. A couple of weeks ago, Eric forwarded me his submission for the dingbat clock toon: "The hours here are obscene. Yesterday, I couldn't leave until #@^!." My reply was that it could make a good anti-caption if he changed it to ""The hours here are obscene. Yesterday, I couldn't leave until 7:30. Also, someone has defaced my clock."
As a little inside joke, Harry then submitted that anti-caption to this site -- while also streamlining his father's entry to the actual contest. A few hours later, anticaptioner mypalmike, not knowing any of this, wrote, "Predicted real winner: The first sentence of Harry's entry: 'The hours here are obscene.'"
So let's make that prediction come true! Head over the The New Yorker and vote for Harry Effron (not that he needs our help, given the competition).