I'm right there with Mxrk on the horrible horrible most horrible entries that win the New Yorker caption contest each week. Go ahead. Find the best winning caption. It'll suck.
S'mores club? Really?
For a glimpse into the rotting void that must be the average submission take a look at the PBS equivalent.
It's a terrible cartoon for this contest in the first place. There's too much information, the situation is clear and it already makes a point and a very weak joke: there are too many bloggers -- even more than there are newsmakers politicians and traditional media.
But worse yet are the captions. I have to say that even tho the NYer captions are disappointing they at least have a rhythm. They pick an angle and come in cleanly. But the captions on the PBS page... They have all the wit and elegance of a joke with no wit and no elegance.
What's most disturbing?
NOW editors will select qualified submissions to appear on this page (captions may be edited).
So these are among the captions that made it.
Guy1, "How does a BLOGGER get put into Office?" Guy2, "How?" Guy1 "You take away his computer and send him back to school to pay attention in Politics class this time!"
Politics class? Is that right after Chemicals class?
If these bloggers were interested in truth they would be discussing the lies Biden has told about his first wifes accident to cover the fact she was at fault.
If these captions were interested in humor they wouldn't.
DON'T THEY KNOW THAT THIS IS THE CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN PARTY CONVENTION? NO FREE BOOZE, MEALS, PARTYS, WELFARE PROGRAMS. LIKE AT THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION.
Shouting really doesn't make it any funnier.
Cop1: This is the puniest looking group of Bloggers I've ever seen. Cop2: That's BLOGGERS phil, not LOGGERS.
If you had actually written 'loggers' in the first line it still wouldn't be a good caption.
What does BLOGGER mean? Biggest Load Of Garrulous Gossip Ever Read.
"I don't know what a BLOGGER is... But they look pretty harmless to me"
Thanks for persisting, Sta. I'm sure your third try would have been pure gold.
Where is the line for when you bring your babies with you?
Uh Shirley? Who would be asking this? And why?
Don't tase me bro!
The best thing about this caption is that it works on every cartoon I've ever seen!