Cartoon Tomfoolery (#617)

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

‘New Yorker’ drawing by John Klossner (contest 617)

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. “What are your plans after orientation?”
B. “He makes us watch this fire-safety video once a year.”
C. “I understand this is just until the boiler gets fixed.”
D. “What do we do if he expects a tip?”
E. “The only other channel is brimstone.”

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

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