We know many people — OK, at least a few — who spend each week trying to determine the perfect mot juste for The New Yorker's cartoon contest. But little do they know — as one blogger does, and, remarkably, it's not Emily Gordon — there's a single correct answer, good on each week's drawing:

"Christ, what an asshole."

To wit:

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And it just keeps working.

Go check it out at Modern Arthur; it's best when viewed en masse.

How "Christ, What As Asshole!" Is the Answer to the New Yorker Magazine Cartoon Caption Contest [Modern Arthur]