Cartoon Tomfoolery (#609)

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

‘New Yorker’ drawing by Michael Maslin (contest 609)

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.  “It’s more amazing that it arrived on schedule.”
B.  “Let’s walk. It will take them hours to eat that obstruction.”
C.  “They did say it would take a hero to fix the M.T.A.”
D.  “The rats are singing Hallelujah right about now.”
E.  “We can take this and transfer to the B.L.T. at Forty-second.”

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

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