The Topic At Hand: This Is A Test


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Publisher’s note: Welcome to another caption contest! Write your caption as a comment. Enter as many times as you like. Vote on other’s captions by clicking on “like.” The winner will be decided by the Revolving Floor editors, but you can show your support for any given caption by clicking “like.”

The winner will receive a personalized copy of Sex And Sensibility, by Liza Donnelly.

Update 12/13/09: This contest has been extended. We are accepting submissions through 12/31/09.


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35 responses to “Cartoon Caption Contest II”

  1. lbadams says:

    “I'm starting to think Liza Donnelly has a hangup about water…”

  2. lbadams says:

    “It looks more lifelike than it did in the catalog, don't you think?”

  3. “Menopause, she's expecting a flood of emotions.”

  4. Liznwyrk says:

    Ishmael, I thought I told you to stay in your room.

  5. “I'm telling you, these videogame accessories are getting out of hand.”

  6. kathyriordan says:

    “It's a coffee table that doubles as exercise equipment.”

  7. Charlie Post says:

    “Bob put this in here instead of fixing the leak in the roof.”

  8. Amy Meckler says:

    I know, I know, I'm helicopter mom.

  9. Glenn Beck said a flood is coming. He's waiting for instructions.

  10. Leslie says:

    Well, I did tell him to row his own damned boat.

  11. Helga says:

    Glad to see her ship has finally come in!

  12. Helga says:

    An indoor moat! Now there's an idea!

  13. Jody Schoger says:

    When it rains, it pours.

  14. jodyschoger says:

    When it rains, it pours.

  15. julietharrison says:

    “He'd better row fast if he wants out of this marriage.”

  16. USelaine says:

    The art teacher asked them to reproduce a Winslow Homer.

  17. Tara says:

    They used to laugh at Rudolph too, but once global warming really hits, Santa will be glad that someone was prepared.

  18. David Cruickshank says:

    Well, he's simply a very literal child. He heard his father tell me that with only one of us working now, we will be sinking quickly.

  19. sttaylor says:

    I told Martin we could afford a rowing machine, but…

  20. I wanted a coffee table, she wanted a cruise, we compromised so no one is happy.

  21. Don't mind mother, she' just a little dinghy.

  22. Don't mind Agnes, she hasn't got both oars in the water if you catch my drift.

  23. I'd ask her to leave but she makes the most delicious fish sticks…

  24. (Last One)

    She insists on not getting caught up a certain creek without a paddle….

  25. Did you ever have one of those days when you wake up and find life is like an inexplicable New Yorker cartoon?

  26. amandaemerson says:

    “So, I told the decorator I want more flow, the room needs more flow.'”

  27. amandaemerson says:

    You wouldn't believe what the crew team did to the wall behind the sofa.

  28. I call this his “regatta phase.”

  29. What's truly exceptional is his patience. We're still in a drought.

  30. Les Burrows says:

    I've no idea. I thought I'd bought mother a goat for an African villager. But now we seem to be stuck with it.

  31. Les Burrows says:

    I don't know. She came with the rescue team when we were flooded, and simply seems to have adopted us.

  32. Les Burrows says:

    Its George's. He says he sent away for a scale model of Manitoba, but the way I see it there seems to have been a misunderstanding about the spelling.

  33. Les Burrows says:

    He says he's training for a round the world rowing trip but I think its part of some sexual fantasy – which doesn't involve me.

  34. Les Burrows says:

    Apparently he's had a premonition.

  35. billriling says:

    “On the shores of Gitche Gumee, Of the shining Big-Sea-Water,
    Stood Nokomis, the old woman, Pointing with her finger westward,
    O'er the water pointing westward, To the purple clouds of sunset…”

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The Author

Liza Donnelly

Liza Donnelly is a contract cartoonist with The New Yorker Magazine . Her work has appeared in many other publications and exhibitions world-wide. Her cartoons are regularly featured on, and wOw, and she is the editor of World Ink , a section of Donnelly's most recent book is When Do They Serve The Wine? (Chronicle). She also wrote Funny Ladies: The New Yorker's Greatest Women Cartoonists And Their Cartoons(Prometheus), a history of the women cartoonists of the magazine; and Sex and Sensibility: Ten Women Examine the Lunacy of Modern 200 Cartoons(Twelve Books). She and her husband, New Yorker cartoonist Michael Maslin, collaborated on a book in 2009: Cartoon Marriage: Adventures in Love and Matrimony by The New Yorker's Cartooning Couple(Random House). Donnelly regularly gives talks and has presented at TED and taught at Vassar College. She is also the Cartoon Editor for Revolving Floor. She lives in New York. View all of Liza's Revolving Floor contributions. To see more of her work, visit her website, and her blog.

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