Cartoon Tomfoolery (#562)

You are invited to play this quick minor league-version of The New Yorker Caption Contest.

‘New Yorker’ drawing by Jason Adam Katzenstein (contest 562)

Every week I enter the magazine’s contest, using it as a comic writing exercise. 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.  “A fish in the air beats two in the kelp.”
B.  “One of us is about to die.”
C.  “When did you drop out of school?”
D.  “But where would we raise the kids?”
E.  “I didn’t think the oceans could rise any higher.”

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, A & C Duane’s captions, A Duane’s submission

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