Watch: 9-year-old girl's one-liners for The New Yorker cartoon caption contest are all winners


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/04/27/watch-9-year-old-girls-one.html


#2

Late stage captionism!


#3

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#4

The first one was marginally funny, but the rest were totally flat.


#5

Not funny, but cute. And that “professional joke writer”? You’re fired.®


#6

My God, anything is better than what the actual cartoonists come up with. The New Yorker is now like Playboy of old, only for real: I only read it for the articles.


#7

I wonder if maybe these hyper-connected people are from families with not a lot of children in them. Many children are just as witty, but don’t get New Yorker videos about it.


#8

Life is so unfair.


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#10

Did you caption that, you scamp?


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#12

I was expecting her to just write “Christ, what an asshole” for every single one.


#13

I don’t know that I think it’s unfair that some people have the resources to make a really big deal about their children’s modest talents. Except to the children.


#14

The dumbing of America continues. Now the average schmuck is oh so impressed with the pedestrian words of a nine year old. The movie Idiocracy - it’s happening NOW.


#15

By all means, you should tell them to stop it. Commenting on a message board is probably the most efficient way.


#16

I am overwhelmingly impressed… by people going out of their way to diss a 9 year old, and to diss boing boing for posting it.


#17

actually, “Don’t judge.” and “How’s life?” “The same.” both made me guffaw, so props to her for those. her method of “not overthinking it” is actually good advice.


#18

at least she can hold a pen to it…


#19

I was looking at the twitter thread, and I don’t know if this made the video:

“If you want a remote, get this one.” I can’t imagine the original caption was better than that.


#20

disappointed