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Winners of New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest

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Published September 24, 2013 at 10:17 a.m.


Last week we showed you the three cartoons by Harry Bliss that were used in the Burlington Book Festival’s New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest on Friday at Phoenix Books. This week, we have the winners’ lines and names, shown below.

Think you came up with something better on your own? Then read these and weep.

Winners received a signed cartoon and copy of Bliss’ book Death by Laughter.

Top left: “Is that for me or for him?”

Curt Wheeler, Kathy Hollandsworth and Nancy Wood

Top right: “I know what evolution is, Siri. Just tell me how I’m supposed to walk on land with flippers.”

John Kern

Bottom: “I thought you said ‘text’ therapy.”

Dean Pierce and Kate Taylor Hays