"It'll be a great place if they ever finish it." - O. Henry
Thursday, November 10, 2005
Caption Contest: Where are the New Yorkers?
Ever since the New Yorker magazine started its caption contest, I (and others) have noticed something: a glaring lack of New Yorkers among the three finalists for each cartoon. Why is this? I realize it's a national publication, but isn't it more heavily skewed toward metro area subscribers who are more able to take advantage of the listings that appear near the front of each issue. Is it that people sitting in the Rest of America just have more time to sit in their armchairs and come up with funnies? Are they actually more clever? Any other ideas?