Cartoon Tomfoolery (#577)

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

‘New Yorker’ drawing by David Borchart (contest 577)

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.  “Sorry, my roommate’s working from home today.”
B.  “Should we try that new place in the corner?”
C.  “Let’s go now while there’s no line.”
D.  “All he wants to watch is ‘Competitive Chef.’”
E.  “Yeah it’s convenient but the kitchen’s not feeling any love.”

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

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