Sometimes, the rejected New Yorker cartoon submissions have their own draw (previously). Willy Staley and Matt Jordan understand that wholeheartedly, and they are done trying to win. For about a decade, they've been creating and posting ridiculous captions that would never make their way into the legacy magazine.
They had a charming interview with New Yorker cartoon editor Emma Allen in a New Yorker radio hour podcast.
Their goal isn't to write a winning caption; it's to write the most wrong-headed, vulgar, and hilariously inappropriate caption possible. "There's something to the typical New Yorker cartoon," says Jordan. "It's succinct, it tends to be clean, it tends to be on cue. We just try to curveball around that."from WNYC Studios