You are invited to play this quick minor league-version of The New Yorker Caption Contest.
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. “They’ve got you on prix fixing.”
B. “You and I both know salt is the real killer.”
C. “Bad news. They found the proof in the pudding.”
D. “Can perfect pastry get you early parole?”
E. “I’ve fallen in love with the maître d’ you assaulted.”
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