Cartoon Tomfoolery (#635)

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

‘New Yorker’ drawing by Christopher Weyant (contest 635)

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.  “Your jokes are as rusty as your joints.”
B.  “You didn’t mention you wear glasses.”
C.  “It’s not ye, it’s me.”
D.  “Well, I’m sort of between quests at the moment.”
E.  “Why does everything have to be a crusade with you?”

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

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