Always the Bridesmaid…

Well, I didn’t win the New Yorker’s cartoon caption contest….again.  But I do want to thank all the folks who took the time to vote for me.  Muchisimas gracias to all.  If the third time comes around, maybe it will be the charm.  Now I’m going to go and softly bang my head against the wall…

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The New Yorker Likes Me…It Really Likes Me!

Calling all readers of my blog—

Wow!  For the second time, one of my cartoon captions has been chosen as a finalist in The New Yorker magazine online weekly caption contest.

(I could just plotz.)

The voting will begin online Monday, January 27.

Please be a dear and go to:  www.newyorker.com/captioncontest and vote for me, Melissa Guensler, if you would be ever so kind.

I’d really appreciate it!  Thanks.



The Next Biggest Loser

Well….I didn’t win The New Yorker’s cartoon caption contest. 

I came in third….out of three.  Ouch. 

One of my friends graciously suggested it was because I didn’t have a huge network of friends stuffing the ballot box.  I don’t know whether to take comfort in that or get depressed because I’m a friendless loser.  haha  

My new t.v. reality show should be “I Love Lose-y.”

Anyway, I want to thank everyone who did vote for my caption.  I intend to keep plugging away and enter the magazine’s contest every week.  Who knows, maybe someday I’ll  come up with a caption that will be generic enough to appeal to all those unimaginative cretins out there.  Just kidding! 

Really, it was an honor to be selected as one of the finalists. 

Now I know how Helen Mirren must have felt at the Oscars. 

(Except she won one once, didn’t she?  Crap. There goes that analogy.)