Sixth Caption Contest Finalists!

The New Yorker cartoonist Zach Kanin has reviewed our latest caption contest entries and winnowed it down to 7 finalists. Now the fun really begins: it's up to YOU to pick the winner. As with last time, each finalist is labeled with a letter. All you have to do is decide which is the best (whatever your definition of "best" is), and drop your ballot in the comments below.

Remember what's at stake? A crisp copy of Zach's new book: The Short Book,

As always, one vote per person!

And the 7 finalists are"¦

A. Kevin entered: "Pssssst, I don't think I am the only one in here."

B. Erik Bussinger entered: "Now, Thomas, just because you think you're rid of me doesn't mean you can go about shuffling your feet!"

C. Heather entered: "Hey kid, can you nab me some shrimp cocktails? I'm starving to death in here!"

D. John C entered: In a British accent: "I'm not quite dead yet."

E. Chelsea O. entered: Now you don't HAVE to kiss grandpa goodbye!!
F. Marcy entered: You call that last respects, kid?!
G. Chris entered: "I think I've made my point."

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Mister Rogers Is Now a Funko Pop! and It’s Such a Good Feeling, a Very Good Feeling

It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood for fans of Mister Rogers, as Funko has announced that, just in time for the 50th anniversary of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, the kindest soul to ever grace a television screen will be honored with a series of Funko toys, some of them limited-edition versions.

The news broke at the New York Toy Fair, where the pop culture-loving toy company revealed a new Pop Funko! in Fred Rogers’s likeness—he’ll be holding onto the Neighborhood Trolley—plus a Mister Rogers Pop! keychain and a SuperCute Plush.

In addition to the standard Pop! figurine, there will also be a Funko Shop exclusive version, in which everyone’s favorite neighbor will be wearing a special blue sweater. Barnes & Noble will also carry its own special edition, which will see Fred wearing a red cardigan and holding a King Friday puppet instead of the Neighborhood Trolley.


Barnes & Noble's special edition Mister Rogers Funko Pop!

Mister Rogers’s seemingly endless supply of colored cardigans was an integral part of the show, and a sweet tribute to his mom (who knitted all of them). But don’t go running out to snatch up the whole collection just yet; Funko won’t release these sure-to-sell-out items until June 1, but you can pre-order your Pop! on Amazon right now.


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