11 June 2007

Dept. of The Skill-testing Question

When you’re finished here, Spencer, we’ll need you on the bridge-to-nowhere project.

Congratulations to New York’s Richard Hine for winning this week's New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest with the above line. Head over to Emdashes to see my full interview with Richard; we go deep, discussing death, religion, the pestilence of procrastination, amphibian life, midwifery, and Taoist self-agnegation—and he gets off one of the best one-liners in recent Internet history. The guy's got it going on.


Roland said...

Seal Barks?
Good interview Bucher.
You forced me to break my 10-seconds-per-visit rule today.

JJB said...

I don't know what the Seal Barks thing is all about--apparently it refers to an old James Thurber cartoon. As much a NYer geek as I am, I had no idea.

I think we're going to get a new 'Oh Caption! My Caption!" (a moment of punning glory) illustration done up, which would be cool.