Here is the Humor Times January 2021 Meme Caption Contest Winner. To enter the current contest, go to our Meme Caption Contest.
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January 2021 Meme Caption Contest Winner:
Todd B, Rochester NY: “There once was a man who would lie / About crowd size and whether COVID could make you die. / He said to Pence with a sneer / As his MAGAts did cheer / Overrule the Electors or I’ll choke you by the tie!”
These recent contests are a change of pace for our Caption Contest. Usually, it’s a political cartoon, but these have been political memes, related to a new series called DC C.R.A.P. (Donald Chump’s Contemporary Reality Absurdly Packaged). The meme gallery is here on this website, and the creator, Regi Taylor, has a store here, which features great deals on his creations on t-shirts, mugs, etc. In fact, they are having a big sale right now, see the ad in the right-hand column!
Political cartoons can usually be found on the editorial page of many newspapers, although a few (such as Garry Trudeau‘s Doonesbury) are sometimes placed on the regular comic strip page. Most cartoonists use visual metaphors and caricatures to address complicated political situations, and thus sum up a current event with a humorous or emotional picture.
In modern political cartooning, two styles have begun to emerge. The traditional style uses visual metaphors and symbols like Uncle Sam, the Democratic donkey and the Republican elephant; the more recent text-heavy style, seen in Doonesbury, tells a linear story, usually in comic strip format. Regardless of style, editorial cartoons are a way for artists to express their thoughts about current events in a comical manner.
A political cartoon commonly draws on two unrelated events and brings them together incongruously for humorous effect. The humor can reduce people’s political anger and so serves a useful purpose. Such a cartoon also reflects real life and politics, where a deal is often done on unrelated proposals beyond public scrutiny.