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Bob Mankoff’s 10 favorite New Yorker cartoons, above

The New Yorker's cartoon editor, Bob Mankoff, receives over 1,000 submissions every week. So how does he select only 17 cartoons for each issue? His personal favorites, shown above, illustrate the ingredients for a classic New Yorker-style joke — realistic, reflexive, and a little dangerous.

Don’t get the last cartoon? Check out Mankoff’s talk for an amusing explanation, and more. Watch the full talk here »