Cartoon Tomfoolery (#599)

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

‘New Yorker’ drawing by Michael Maslin (contest 599)

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 thinks my wall painting made fun of his family.”
B.  “Somebody carve 911.”
C.  “He’s taking me out for lunch.”
D.  “The doctor said it will eventually go extinct.”
E.  “My insurance doesn’t cover prehistoric conditions.”

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

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