Cartoon Tomfoolery (#590)

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

‘New Yorker’ drawing by Tom Cheney (contest 590)

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.  “Let me guess – you didn’t invent the wheel, either.”
B.  “Wait until I’m across the river then yank his tail and yell ‘amateur.’”
C.  “Way more durable than canvas.”
D.  “It will be worth even more when he’s extinct.”
E.  “If it’s a grocery list, we’re in trouble.”

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

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