Cartoon Tomfoolery (#615)

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

‘New Yorker’ drawing by Drew Dernavich (contest 615)

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.  “Limit is one chandelier or twelve candles.”
B.  “Looks like wealth is starting to trickle downstream.”
C.  “First, I set the mood.”
D.  “Worms just haven’t been getting the job done.”
E.  “Throw it back – we’re fishing for mid-century modern.”

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, A & D Duane’s captions, A Duane’s submission

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