The New Yorker, a magazine known for its somewhat aloof, high-brow humour. No toilet jokes or pratfalls to be found here.
That is until the tumblr account Shitty New Yorker Cartoon Captions, a decidedly low-brow take-down of the infamous New Yorker cartoons and their accompanying caption competitions, came into existence.
Essentially, one self-styled imbecile (what a style to adopt, I’m with you every step of the way mate) has made it their recent mission to relentlessly enter the caption competition in the far-fetched hope that their witty quips will one day land on the hallowed pages. Of course, this will never happen because as you shall subsequently learn, the captions this soldier is putting forward are of a far greater quality than the ones that usually end up underneath the cartoons. Reason being: these are funny.
Here’s a collection of my favourites:
Please publish one of these at some point, New Yorker - just once, for the sake of comedy.
(Images: New Yorker)