Cartoon Tomfoolery (#638)

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

‘New Yorker’ drawing by Farley Katz (contest 638)

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.  “Buddy, can you spare a conspiracy theory?”
B.  “First time in the Bay area?”
C.  “You must be the fellow who ordered a friend on Amazon.”
D.  “I bring Big Brother down to the human level.”
E.  “It’s the convenience of suspenders without the ridiculous look.”

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

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