Cartoon Tomfoolery (#603)

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

‘New Yorker’ drawing by John Klossner (contest 603)

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.  “Enlightened or non-enlightened?”
B.  “The food’s good, but the atmosphere’s a little thin.”
C.  “I can’t seat you until you are fully present.”
D.  “Lonely Planet says it’s always happy hour here.”
E.  “The wait could be a lifetime, my son.”

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

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