Cartoon Tomfoolery (#631)

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

‘New Yorker’ drawing by Ellis Rosen (contest 631)

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.  “Will this be in your article?”
B.  “You can either complain about airline food or do something about it.”
C.  “I call it New York-to-Chicago style.”
D.  “Ideally, you want the dough to rise to about thirty-five thousand feet.”
E.  “So would you have preferred a screaming baby?”

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Answers:  D winner, A & E Duane’s captions, A Duane’s submission

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