Cartoon Tomfoolery (#623)

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

‘New Yorker’ drawing by Joe Dator (contest 623)

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.  “Sir, I don’t make the laws of gravity, I just enforce them.”
B.  “I hope you brought extra bags.”
C.  “Does he know ‘down’?”
D.  “The birds are complaining about the barking.”
E.  “Can I borrow that? I’ve got to get a cat out of a tree.”

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

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