You are invited to play this quick minor league-version of the The New Yorker Caption Contest.
Every week I enter the contest in the magazine. Below are five captions. Three are the magazine’s semifinal selections, one is the winner, and two are mine. See if you can guess which are which.
A. “What kind of Neanderthal uses vodka instead of gin?”
B. “Take the commission, hon, and you can paint full time.”
C. “I hate how cigarettes make clothes smell.”
D. “He’s the advertising executive. Let him come up with a caption.”
E. “He got a patent on that round thing with a hole and an axle.”
This cartoon is the property of The New Yorker. I devour every issue of the magazine and consider it “must” reading for writers and those who appreciate good writing.
Answers: A winner, C & E Duane’s captions, C Duane’s submission