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How the New Yorker Picks Those Stupid Cartoons

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by 21, Dec 28, 2006.

  1. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    I don't read the New Yorker but its cartoons have to be better than the lame-ass jokes - most of which are older than Hef - that Playboy trots out every month.
  2. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Hmm...I guess I could submit the fruitcake joke there as well.
  3. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    It would be one of the more current ones too.....
  4. henryhenry

    henryhenry Member

    great post - thanks. loved the story.

    new yorker is one of my favorite magazines

    i look forward to the cartoons - i'd estimate their success rate at 40-50%.
  5. fmrsped

    fmrsped Active Member

    Damnit, you beat me to it.

    "The pig says my wife is a slut?"

    "I really need to clean my place, it's a real sty."
  6. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    You know the cartoon in the back of the New Yorker, which they do a reader caption contest for? Daniel Radosh (no, I am not him, so don't thank for me coming :))--who has written for the New Yorker, among other magazines--has his own New Yorker anti-caption contest every week, in which people submit the worst possible caption for the cartoon in the back of the magazine. Some of the responses he gets are funny.

    You can find details about his contest here:


    Here's the most recent one (the New Yorker did a double issue to end the year). You can vote from three finalists:

  7. I have laughed at several of them, but most of them were done by James Thurber.
  8. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Peter Arno -- especially the earlier, unreconstructed version -- forever.
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