Cartoon Tomfoolery (#613)

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

‘New Yorker’ drawing by Pia Guerra (contest 613)

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 you want to see a giraffe, we’re going to need a lot more information.”
B.  “I warn you, my partner doesn’t have any sense of humor.”
C.  “Start talking or we bring in the mime.”
D.  “The lab says you had cotton candy under your fingernails.”
E.  “He pops the dog and then gets real crazy.”

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

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