YMMV / The New Yorker

  • Memetic Mutation: The phrase "back to the old drawing board" originates with a 1941 Peter Arno cartoon from the magazine.
    • "On the internet, nobody knows you're a dog" comes from a 1993 Peter Steiner cartoon.
    • In an episode of Seinfeld, Elaine gets a job with The New Yorker after complaining that one of their cartoons doesn't make sense. When she tells Jerry, they parrot The New Yorker's then slogan "The New Yorker? Yes, The New Yorker".
    • In 2006 a blogger facetiously suggested that any New Yorker cartoon could be captioned with the phrase "Christ, what an asshole!" The expression has since become a standard rejoinder in online comments sections.