Cartoon Tomfoolery (#606)

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

‘New Yorker’ drawing by Benjamin Schwartz (contest 606)

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.  “Doesn’t he know this is a non-stop flight?”
B.  “Don’t make eye contact.”
C.  “I’ll make sure the left wing gets hosed off on the ground.”
D.  “Yep, we’re lost. We passed this guy an hour ago.”
E.  “O.K., but he is going to have to check that bag.”

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

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