CATEGORIES Movie NewsAmong Roger Ebert's many accomplishments is that he is the first film critic ever to win a Pulitzer Prize for plying his trade. But one important goal has eluded the Chicago native for several years ... until now.
As he noted two years ago in his blog, "I have entered the New Yorker's cartoon caption contest almost weekly virtually since it began and have never even been a finalist. It's not that I think my cartoon captions are better than anyone else's ... 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?"
No, Roger, it's not. This week, Ebert has finally fulfilled his quest by supplying the winning caption. Congrats!
See the cartoon and Ebert's caption after the jump.
The New Yorker took the occasion to comb through past Ebert entries and run some of his best submissions. (They can be seen at the New Yorker link below).
For what it's worth, the magazine computes that out of 281 contests, Ebert has entered "only" 107. But he might be on a roll: The New Yorker reports that Ebert has entered contest number 282 as well.