Cartoon Tomfoolery (#579)

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

‘New Yorker’ drawing by Carolita Johnson (contest 579)

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.  “This all started with the Fancy Feast.”
B.  “Enjoy it while you can; this is your ninth life.”
C.  “Maybe it’s time we had a kid.”
D.  “There is unrest throughout the alley because you have sired too many heirs.”
E.  “His videos bought this house. He deserves a little respect.”

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

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