Cartoon Tomfoolery (#629)

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

‘New Yorker’ drawing by Farley Katz (contest 629)

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.  “Please tell the manager I’ve had an accident on the trapeze in the next room.”
B.  “I wouldn’t. It’s a toupee.”
C.  “Sorry I’ve been so hard to get a hold of.”
D.  “I’ve developed a new appreciation for deodorant.”
E.  “You can give me your answer on the way down.”

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

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