Cartoon Tomfoolery (#571)

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

‘New Yorker’ drawing by Charlie Hankin (contest 571)

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.  “We take credit cards, silver, and gold.”
B.  “Complain all you want, but I haven’t lost a bathroom key yet.”
C.  “I lost the ship in a poker game.”
D.  “Or you could just move the damn coffee maker.”
E.  “There’s mutiny in the air. Also Vienna dark roast, but mainly mutiny.”

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

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