Cartoon Tomfoolery (#564)

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

‘New Yorker’ drawing by Joe Dator (contest 564)

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.  “They keep away the pigeons.”
B.  “At two o’clock it’s card tricks and at three I saw you in half.”
C.  “Hire the one that said, ‘Whom.'”
D.  “They do their best work at night.”
E.  “Gladys, get me a B.L.T. and nine mice.”

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, B & D Duane’s captions, B Duane’s submission

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