Cartoon Tomfoolery (#619)

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

‘New Yorker’ drawing by Mick Stevens (contest 619)

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.  “Arthur, if you can get it out my noon, that’d be great.”
B.  “At least you didn’t get the axe.”
C.  “No, not the sword. The test is to pull out the middle drawer.”
D.  “It’s time to visit Merlin in Legal Affairs.”
E.  “Maybe if we both pulled.”

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

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