Best of The New Yorker
The New Yorker has been running a Cartoon Caption Contest. They publish a cartoon without a caption, solicit apt captions from readers, show a list of three finalists and eventually settle on the winner. I wanted to set up a blog so the ones who did not make the list can publish their entries in what may become a public, secondary contest. But the rules say, "All entries become the property of The New Yorker and will not be acknowledged or returned." So, alas, no secondary lives for these entries. [The rules don't seem to forbid simultaneous submission of an entry to two different venues; wonder how property laws work.] However, there is a different shadow contest going on for the worst captions for these cartoons.