Thanks to Dirk the Daring for sending this in, and asking “Why is this funny?”. Your editors could only reply, “Forget it, Dirk. It’s The New Yorker.”
Frequent CIDU contributor Ooten Aboot (aka “Canadian Raising Is Real”) sent for our enjoyment news of The New Yorker working to out-do themselves with a variant on their widely-beloved Caption Contest. It’s a series of drawings, mostly by their cartoon artists, and mostly lacking captions, presented online as a “Daily Shouts” humor feature.
The intro write-up, by Dahlia Gallin Ramirez, goes like this:
Once a year, a team of demons at The New Yorker provides “cartoons” in need of captions. You, the readers—so full of hope, so charmingly mortal—upset yourselves trying to think of jokes. There are no submissions, no finalists, and no votes, but there are winners: the evil beings who created these uncaptionable images. Good luck!
We can’t print here any pictures that are their current content, but here’s that link again!
Another quiz-cartoon from the same feature.
Post answers however you please.
From the New Yorker end-of-year Cartoons Issue. A two-page spread of five cartoons by Liana Finck titled “Stay-at-home Fun”, embodying puzzles or quizzes — credited, as this scan has captured, as “Puzzles by Liz Maynes-Aminzade and Andy Kravis”.
Yes, we’ve heard about the recent popularity of sea shanties on Tik-Tok and other youth social media. Also the idea of musically combining sea shanties with modern rap or pop music.
All of that still leaves most of this Bliss cartoon unexplained!
We know about cycles in a washing machine but nothing about detergent wars.
Contribution from Stan.
For those who consider The New Yorker cartoons to be without rhyme or reason, see what your take is from this video of illustrated dialogue between the cartoon editor and one of their cartoonists.
Which wouldn’t embed as a video from a general address, but let’s see if it is better as YouTube.