Cartoon Tomfoolery (#576)

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

‘New Yorker’ drawing by Joe Dator (contest 576)

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.  “After a while it’s, like, what bees?”
B.  “Think John the Baptist crossed with St. Francis.”
C.  “Haven’t I been punished enough?”
D.  “Just go, I’ll only end up hurting you.”
E.  “It’s small, but it has a sense of community.”

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

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