Roger Ebert Wins 'New Yorker' Caption Contest

The New Yorker magazine is famous for its cartoons, and it holds a regular contest inviting readers to send in captions. The latest winner is Roger Ebert of Chicago. The movie critic has been trying to win for years. The magazine says Ebert won after submitting contest entries 107 times.

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The New Yorker magazine is famous for its cartoons and holds a regular contest inviting readers to send in captions. The latest winner is Roger Ebert of Chicago, Illinois - yes, that Roger Ebert, the movie critic. He's been trying to win for years. The New Yorker says Ebert won after submitting contest entries 107 times.

Here's a new assignment, Mr. Ebert. Why don't you write us one of those funny news stories? You know, the ones that come at 30 minutes past the hour.

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