You are invited to play this quick minor league-version of The New Yorker Caption Contest.
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. “Ask the kids how they want their backpacks.”
B. “It’s never done.”
C. “Did I mention I quit my job today?”
D. “I don’t think I’ll go back to the office.”
E. “How rare do you want the documents?”
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, D & E Duane’s captions, D Duane’s submission