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Caption Contest No. 6 - Zach Kanin

David K. Israel

[There's still time to get your caption in!]

As promised, today we have a very special guest cartoon kindly donated by Zach Kanin. If you missed my conversation with him about his new book The Short Book, make sure you check that out here. As he mentioned in the interview: "One of my main responsibilities [at The New Yorker] was to narrow down the caption contest entries. For those who don't know, on the back page of The New Yorker there is a drawing of a cartoon that needs a caption, and about 7-8,000 people send in captions every week. I had to read all of them, which almost made me blind."

But he didn't go blind, and it's a good thing, too, because guess who is going to pick the finalists for this contest? That's right, ZK. And his publisher has been kind enough to give us a copy of his new book to give away to the caption voted the winner. So sharpen those fingers and get typing. Enter as many times as you'd like, so long as each caption is in a separate comment!

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