You are invited to play this quick minor league-version of The New Yorker Caption Contest.
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 haven’t sold one of these in ages.”
B. “Staying alive never goes out of fashion.”
C. “Will you be billing this to the E.P.A. as well, sire?”
D. “It’s off the rack. The guy on the rack didn’t need it anymore.”
E. “Alterations are done by our own blacksmith.”
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: D winner, B & E Duane’s captions, B Duane’s submission