Cartoon Tomfoolery (#598)

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

‘New Yorker’ drawing by Danny Shanahan (contest 598)

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.  “Do you seek alignment?”
B.  “Before I settled here, I bounced around a lot.”
C.  “For the last three years I’ve won the balance prize for gurus.”
D.  “It’s for my back. You have two more questions.”
E.  “My disciples are easy to spot.”

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

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