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To understand what makes the perfect caption, you must start with the readership.
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Will it make anyone laugh out loud?Call in longstanding debts.I think it will be especially instructive to Stephen Colbert, who has stopped reading.First, in the category of accuracy.Now that you know your gatekeeper, it's time for some advanced joke theory.Should you make a pun or, perhaps, create a visual gag about a cat surreptitiously reading its owner's e-mail?Create a Facebook group.Its contributors have won numerous awards, including the Nobel Prize and the Pulitzer Prize.Now what do you do?
Commenter 5, Ben, for Which end do I blow?While entering more, man or woman, helps, youll need an extra element to realistically have a shot.The cartoon assistant reads every single captionat least 6,000 per weekand passes his favorite 50 or so to the editors, who narrow the list down to three.2 first, then that should have been.and in the fiction category, we give you three co-winners: Commenter 50, John Nichols, for Heres a sneak peek at the upcoming sequel to Men Who Stare at Goats ; Commenter 6, Oxypoet, for Local man checks out breaking news on his new iFish; and.Incidentally, that five hundreth contest will occur in 2015, and the thousandth in 2026.The New Yorker because of his frustration with the Caption Contest.