Cartoon Tomfoolery (#612)

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

‘New Yorker’ drawing by Tom Toro (contest 612)

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 say all the victims were related.”
B.  “Did you read ‘On the Origin of Crime’ at the Academy?”
C.  “It’s a textbook case—depending on which state your textbooks are from.”
D.  “Follow the genes.”
E.  “I suspect some people will deny this ever happened.”

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Answers:  C winner, B & D Duane’s captions, D Duane’s submission

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