Roger Ebert wrote in 2009 that he’d entered the New Yorker’s cartoon caption contest almost weekly since it began and was never a finalist. “Roger was being a bit hyperbolic,” writes New Yorker cartoon editor Robert Mankoff. “Out of a possible 280 contests leading up to his win in No. 281, the Bureau of Cartoon Caption Contest Statistics reports that he entered only 107. …And I see he has entered contest No. 282, so stay tuned.” || Ebert says of winning: “I am gobsmacked.”
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