Cartoon Tomfoolery (#637)

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

‘New Yorker’ drawing by P.C. Vey (contest 637)

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.  “While it’s technically proficient, I find his work predictable and repetitive.”
B.  “I’m here to review the fall collection.”
C.  “We’re going to let the squirrels in early.”
D.  “When do you want your riding mower brought around?”
E.  “When can I let the next batch of leaves in?”

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Answers:  B winner, C & D Duane’s captions, C Duane’s submission

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