Cartoon Tomfoolery (#611)

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

‘New Yorker’ drawing by Ellis Rosen (contest 611)

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.  “If this doesn’t work fly to Penn Station and notify my next of kin.”
B.  “This is the last time I cover your shift.”
C.  “I may not be the hero New York City needs, but I am the hero it deserves.”
D.  “I told your parents I would convert.”
E.  “If I survive you get a tour of any subway station of your choosing.”

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

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