Reporter's Notebook

The Greatest Universal New Yorker Cartoon Caption?
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A series of notes about a simple work of genius by Frank Chimero.

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A reader goes mega meta over our latest note on the caption saga:

I would like to submit that Mr. Frank Chimero came up with not just one, but two universal captions for the cartoons in The New Yorker. “Everyone was very bored at work that day,” which you use for the headline, would also make a brilliant cartoon caption for every cartoon ever published in the magazine.

Heh. Well not every cartoon, but we did find some classic examples to remix: