Cartoon Tomfoolery (#566)

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

‘New Yorker’ drawing by Mick Stevens (contest 566)

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.  “Scurvy’s nothing up side a potted captain.”
B.  “There goes my novel.”
C.  “We’ll see how affectionate he is when he finds out who ate his parrot.”
D.  “First time I ever saw sunstroke lead to cat stroke.”
E.  “He calls it Ishmeow.”

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

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