Cartoon Tomfoolery (#636)

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

‘New Yorker’ drawing by Tom Chitty (contest 636)

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.  “Look down – you just missed him.”
B.  “If we go three more days with no accident, we get a bonus.”
C.  “Honestly, we didn’t think much of it until you showed up.”
D.  “Is that outfit really fireproof?”
E.  “I hope you’re on a break, too.”

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

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