Thanks to all who participated in caption contest #6. Unfortunately, this past week’s effort at crowdsourcing humor failed to produce a winner.
There were a few interesting kernels of humor, but nothing that reached the bar set by the editors at The New Yorker.
The original caption for the drawing was:
Which also failed to clear the bar set by The New Yorker’s editors, since I pitched it to them and was rejected (which is, I believe, three metaphors – the high jump, baseball, and basketball).
Incidentally, Bob Mankoff’s new memoir hit the newstands on March 25. He devotes a section to caption contests and the nature of crowdsourcing humor.
Here’s a link to Bob’s recent interview with NPR’s Terry Gross.
And a final thought from Peter Arno: