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This Nine-Year-Old Kills It With Her Hilarious New Yorker Captions

Photo Credit: @bessbell

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The New Yorker magazine has been around since 1925, and in that time it’s become as famous for its cartoons as it has for its literature and reporting. If you’re like me, you might even skip through the articles and just check out the cartoons. The New Yorker‘s cartoons have become so popular that they’ve even spawned a monthly caption contest, in which the magazine provides a cartoon and invites readers to send in their best one-liner to complete it, and this contest has become as popular as the cartoons themselves.

But one caption writer stands above both the professionals and the amateurs. Her name is Alice, and she’s just nine years old.

Screenwriter and comedy writer Bess Kalb first shared Alice’s work on Twitter–Alice is Bess’s cousin’s daughter. “Everything is terrible but my cousin’s 9-year old daughter Alice has been quietly and masterfully slaying the @NewYorker’s caption contest and it’s pure delight,” Kalb wrote.

The post racked up over a hundred thousand likes, and it’s easy to see why. Scroll down and check out some of Alice’s best work, before she inevitably gets a job at The New Yorker.

 

1. Ice Age

Photo Credit: Bess Kalb

Photo Credit: Bess Kalb

2. Hard Sell

Photo Credit: Bess Kalb

3. The gang’s all here.

Photo Credit: Bess Kalb

4. I smell a rat.

Photo Credit: Bess Kalb

5. No Reservation

Photo Credit: Bess Kalb

6. Partly Cloudy

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7. You can’t fight city hall.

Photo Credit: Bess Kalb

8. Gingerbread Man Down

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9. Two is the loneliest number.

Photo Credit: Bess Kalb

10. Eat Fresh

Photo Credit: Bess Kalb

11. Murphy’s Law

Photo Credit: Bess Kalb

 

 

h/t: Bloomjoy Collective