Cartoon Tomfoolery (#601)

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

‘New Yorker’ drawing by Amy Hwang (contest 601)

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.  “I thought you said it wouldn’t need much attention.”
B.  “Keep moving. He’s a hugger.”
C.  “Did you really have to call it spineless?”
D.  “Remind me, which one of us is endangered?”
E.  “This is good peyote.”

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:  A winner, C & D Duane’s captions, C Duane’s submission

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