Cartoon Tomfoolery (#586)

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

‘New Yorker’ drawing by Mick Stevens (contest 586)

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.  “When did they introduce a cordless model?”
B.  “And they say life can’t exist in a vacuum.”
C.  “I have a feeling they’re going to treat us like dirt.”
D.  “I’ll bet they’re undocumented.”
E.  “Finally, an identifiable flying object.”

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

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