Cartoon Tomfoolery (#588)

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

‘New Yorker’ drawing by David Borchart (contest 588)

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.  “He really pisses off the pigeons.”
B.  “The apartment is nice, and I met my neighbor who also works at home.”
C.  “Believe it or not, the constant ringing is not the worst part.”
D.  “Like I would date a guy from Notre Dame.”
E.  “The church is having trouble getting liability insurance.”

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

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