Cartoon Tomfoolery (#563)

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

‘New Yorker’ drawing by Drew Dernavich (contest 563)

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.  “Let’s review sales numbers while we nibble lunch.”
B.  “Won’t be long until I’m bumped upstairs to the maze.”
C.  “Honey, is the Tesla recharged yet?”
D.  “No, no! We don’t test on animals.”
E.  “Book finance at one, marketing at three, and the cubicle maze at four.”

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:  C winner, A & E Duane’s captions, E Duane’s submission

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