Cartoon Tomfoolery (#624)

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

‘New Yorker'[ drawing by Farley Katz (contest 624)

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 said ‘closed casket’ but did she ever listen to me?”
B. “Please, I need time to decompose myself.”
C.  “I’m sorry, but I just got out of a relationship.”
D.  “So I fall asleep during the eulogy and wake up here.”
E.  “Well, so much for resting in peace.”

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, A Duane’s submission

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