Cartoon Tomfoolery (#578)

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

‘New Yorker’ drawing by Tom Cheney (contest 578)

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.  “Don’t turn around but we’re about to be ignored.”
B.  “Food photography has gotten to be so competitive.”
C.  “Remember when I told you that the pizza here is famous?”
D.  “I cheat on my husband and I still can’t get attention.”
E.  “The food is O.K., but the media coverage is excellent.”

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.


C winner, A & D Duane’s captions, D Duane’s submission

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