Cartoon Tomfoolery (#595)

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

‘New Yorker’ drawing by Drew Dernavich (contest 595)

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 knows nothing about pants.”
B.  “He gets a freezer break every thirty minutes.”
C.  “Do you see anything odd about the carrot?”
D.  “Don’t worry. He won’t last long.”
E.  “He’s not as bad as the last manager. That one was abominable.”

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, B Duane’s submission

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