Roger Ebert Wins New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest
Roger Ebert, the acclaimed movie critic, has won the latest New Yorker cartoon caption contest.
Ebert has entered the contest 107 times since it first launched five years ago.
"It’s not that I think my cartoon captions are better than anyone else’s, although some weeks, understandably, I do," he wrote on his blog two years ago. "It’s that just once I want to see one of my damn captions in the magazine that publishes the best cartoons in the world. Is that too much to ask?"
Now, the critic can rest on his laurels. The cartoon features a man and woman lost in the desert apparently looking for their car under a sign marked ‘F.’
Ebert's caption said, "I'm not going to say the word I'm thinking of."
The magazine wrote a note of congratulations to the critic.
"To the delight of film fans, film criticism fans, caption contest fans and Roger Ebert fans -- and count me among all of the above -- Mr. Ebert has finally fulfilled his quest to win The New Yorker caption contest," the magazine said on its Web site Monday.