Cartoon Tomfoolery (#626)

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

‘New Yorker’ drawing by Harry Bliss (contest 626)

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’m in the air right now – let me call you back after I land.”
B.  “No, I can’t hold on.”
C.  “The merger has unraveled.”
D.  “Actually this <u>is</u> my first rodeo.”
E.  “I’ll be on the ground in a second.”

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

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