Cartoon Tomfoolery (#600)

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

‘New Yorker’ drawing by Drew Panckeri (contest 600)

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.  “You beamed him up. You feed him.”
B.  “Relax, we’re vegetarian.”
C.  “We found it tethered to an inferior life-form.”
D.  “Results are still preliminary, but all indications suggest he is a good boy.”
E.  “How did you convince them they were in charge?”

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

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