Cartoon Tomfoolery (#589)

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

‘New Yorker’ drawing by Christopher Weyant (contest 589)

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.  “It’s a lot to digest.”
B.  “If you’d like more time I can come back in two hours.”
C.  “Wait till you see the check.”
D.  “For anything you don’t finish, we offer an elephant bag.”
E.  “Can I tell you about a few items that aren’t on the menu?”

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

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