Cartoon Tomfoolery (#575)

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

‘New Yorker’ drawing by Tom Cheney (contest 575)

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’ll see how many are still standing after a three-day convention.”
B.  “We sue at dawn.”
C.  “Hostile takeovers ain’t what they used to be.”
D.  “We’ve scheduled breakout sessions during battle.”
E.  “The streets will run red with tape.”

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

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