Cartoon Tomfoolery (#627)

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

‘New Yorker’ drawing by P.C. Vey (contest 627)

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.  “Would you care to here about our tipping policy?”
B. “The duck we source locally.”
C.  “If you feel a draft, I can close the window.”
D.  “Do you prefer your pigeon baked or grilled?”
E.  “Ignore the screams, sir. I’ll get you a new fork.”

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

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