Cartoon Tomfoolery (#616)

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

‘New Yorker’ drawing by P.C. Vey (contest 616)

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.  “I’m the new micromanager.”
B.  “We demand time and a half.”
C.  “His words, not mine.”
D.  “I’ve been transferred to the voice transmission software team.”
E.  “Severance has a whole other meaning for me.”

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

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