Cartoon Tomfoolery (#585)

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

‘New Yorker’ drawing by Drew Dernavich (contest 585)

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.  “Make a different wish – your bagel is really stuck.”
B.  “I shall offer you three settings.”
C.  “Sorry, the flying carpet is toast.”
D.  “Could you please rub the coffeepot? I need to talk to my wife.”
E.  “I’d like to take a break in the fridge.”

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, C & E Duane’s captions, C Duane’s submission

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