Funny is in the eye of the beholder

My first ever caption contest submission

Since reviewing Dan Pink’s A Whole New Mind, I’ve been waiting for an opportunity to enter the New Yorker’s Cartoon Caption Contest.  (See my review of the Play section here).

It should be no surprise that the finalists aren’t necessarily the ones you’d consider the funniest, as humor is a product of our cultural and family backgrounds. I have no idea how many vote each week, and can only guess at the profile of New Yorker readers.  What is awesome is that you can see all 200 or so entries in any given week here, and order a t-shirt with your favorite caption.  The creativity is phenomenal, and I think this is a great way to get a laugh and revel in the collective brilliance of humanity.

Hope you enjoy everyone’s entries.  You can vote on this week’s entries today.  Felt like a good way to brighten up a Monday 🙂


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