Cartoon Tomfoolery (#622)

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

‘New Yorker’ drawing by P.C. Vey (contest 622)

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.  “If you want breakdancing it’s in the next car.”
B.  “It’s New York, buddy. I can make it anywhere.”
C.  “It sends the other rats a message.”
D.  “You used to be able to smoke down here.”
E.  “It’s tofu. Meat’s illegal on the subway.”

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

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