Cartoon Tomfoolery (#634)

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

‘New Yorker’ drawing by Liza Donnelly (contest 634)

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.  “Hot dogs are a slippery slope to junk food hell.”
B.  “How many times have we heard the looters-stole-the-condiments story?”
C.  “No one knows how they’re made.”
D.  “Pretty steep for just a hot dog.”
E.  “I think it’s safe to assume it contains preservatives.”

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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