Cartoon Tomfoolery (#628)

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

‘New Yorker’ drawing by Pia Guerra (contest 628)

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.  “My name’s Cod and I drink like a fish.”
B.  “I don’t think I can walk out of here.”
C.  “I’ve been told I should go with the white wine.”
D.  “Then one day you wake up and you have ten thousand children and a mortgage that’s underwater.”
E.  “Yeah? Well, I’m also a fish out of Scotch.”

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

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