“Looks like you boys could use some water.”

I can’t resist ending 2015 with a little boasting. This week, I gained admittance to a very select club. According to legend, Zach Galifianakis, Brad Paisley, Maureen Dowd, Michael Bloomberg tried to get in and failed, Roger Ebert tried over 100 times before succeeding.

But today, I, Chris Sunami, am a winner of the New Yorker Caption Contest!

To be honest, I’m not even sure this is one of my better entries, or even (shh!) the best of the three finalists this week –but it’s the will of the people (and Bob Mankoff) that matters.

I believe I actually shattered Mr. Ebert’s record of 107 failed previous entries quite some time ago. I’ve been entering the contest since it started over a decade ago, and some years I’ve entered nearly every week. I was previously a finalist in July of 2014.

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