Any New Yorker Cartoon Becomes More Hilarious If You Insert This Caption

LinkedIn, you gem.

Not that New Yorker cartoons aren't already hilarious and a generally spot-on satire of all things politics, culture and life, but there is a phenomenal way to spoof the spoofs.

First blogger Charles Lavoie came up with "Christ, what an *sshole!" Then artist Cory Arcangel offered "What a misunderstanding!" These are both incredible and fit for a wide array of cartoons very well in their own right.


But now there's a new one that Donald Trumps them both. (Sorry.)

Frank Chimero is a "designer who writes" and his universal caption is LinkedIn's auto-generated message for new contacts, "I'd like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn." It works almost too well, plugging a different meaning into each cartoon.

Check out more examples from his Twitter:

Chimero has submitted his idea to the New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest. You have to hope it at least becomes a finalist.

(H/T: The A.V. Club)

Cover image: Frank Chimero Twitter


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