Reversing the Numbness

Monday, May 12, 2008

The New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest

Dang, I haven't done one of these in a long time. This week's New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest toon is here.

Take a look at the toon, and if you feel compelled, post your caption idea as a comment. I'll be submitting the best one I can come up with, and I encourage you to submit yours too. I'd love to see a RtN regular make the final three.

16 comments:

SleekPelt said...

"Well, you're certainly a well-rounded candidate."

SleekPelt said...

"So, do you have any experience in childrens' book publishing?"

SleekPelt said...

"Sorry, but we're looking for someone who's a little more three-dimensional."

SleekPelt said...

"Congratulations, Mr. Johnson, you just bought your first stick-home."

Clash said...

Good ones, Sleek. I like the stick-house one best. I had a tough time with this cartoon, but...

“This is quite the resume, sir! Your work with pedestrian crossing signs alone should secure your hire.”

Rob Zero said...

"Fuck you and your whole have a nice day attitude."

Matthes said...

'I dont think you're quite right for our weight machine ads"

Zee said...

The year is 2056.....


OK, this is pretty far inside. So inside that I am the only one who gets it. But trust me, I am laughing my ass off. This is funny.

SleekPelt said...

"First and foremost, we're looking for someone with an infectiously good attitude."

purplesimon said...

How many times do I need say this! We're looking for someone who can stick it to the man, not a stick man!

Keith said...

Well Ms. Ritchie it's good to see you've dropped all that nasty baby weight.

SleekPelt said...

There's some funny stuff here -- let me know if anyone submits it. (Welcome back, purplesimon!)

Keith, I like how you challenged the assumption that the stick character is a man.

SleekPelt said...

Oh, and Rob -- I guess I kind of horked your joke with my last one.

josh williams said...

As far as HR is concerned you have the job; the final hoop is our on staff phrenologist. I had forgotten about this, thanks I have been out of the loop, this was what I submitted,no matter how good or bad it is I have a better chance of winning by entering, I think...JW

truelapper said...

"This is quite an impressive reseme, Jerad. So, how long have you been employed with Subway?"

SleekPelt said...

I didn't end up submitting any of my entries -- I just didn't feel like I had a winner. I'll do a new post for this week's toon shortly, though, because I think I have a good one for it.