Cartoon Tomfoolery (#572)

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

‘New Yorker’ drawing by Michael Maslin (contest 572)

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.  “I blame inflation.”
B.  “Your colors are just as bright as his.”
C.  “It cuts down on the yelling and splashing.”
D.  “They were having problems with ducks.”
E.  “Put it down slowly – the mothers are very protective of their young.”

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Answers:  E winner, B & D Duane’s captions, B Duane’s submission

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