Cartoon Tomfoolery (#602)

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

‘New Yorker’ drawing by Tom Cheney (contest 602)

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.  “On the other hand, if we make the wrong diagnosis you get to eat us.”
B.  “Have you tried icing it?”
C.  “The pain will go away as soon as you’re eaten.”
D.  “It’s a miracle that you survived. Your house was totally devoured.”
E.  “We’d like to keep you here for further tasting.”

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

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