Cartoon Tomfoolery (#614)

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

‘New Yorker’ drawing by Julia Suits (contest 614)

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.  “This time I am going to teach you how to tune it yourself.”
B.  “I’m the drummer. The string section didn’t make it.”
C.  “Do you know ‘Ride of the Valkyries?’”
D.  “I know you’re discouraged by they turnout, but I think it’s the venue.”
E.  “I have kind of bad news about the orchestra.”

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

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