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. “You realize a seven-foot diary is fair game.”
B. “But what editor will have enough patience or scaffolding to read it?”
C. “Pity the editor who throws that onto the slush pile.”
D. “I’m surprised you can ghostwrite for him. I’ve only heard him say, ‘Fee fi fo fum.’”
E. “You promised me you would stop after you lost your arm from that paper cut.”
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: D winner, B & C Duane’s captions, C Duane’s submission