Maybe the oddest thing is that each of the finalists’ states (that’s weird to say) is listed differently. Surprised they didn’t use a drop down menu for states at sign up, like so many sites do. I think I like The New Yorker’s approach better though, participants can add their own flavor.
After submitting maybe a hundred captions since 2008 I am now one of the three finalists! The odds were at best 0.06% — getting into Harvard is 100x easier — so it has been pretty exciting; I had to tell everyone. I find out who the winner is on Monday. (But aren’t all the finalists winners? I even went to New York City, but not to gloat, while I was a finalist. During that entire trip I saw one person reading The New Yorker. I resisted introducing myself.) Now I presume the gig’s up, who twice becomes a finalist? Below are my all-time favorite entries, in no order.