Cartoon Tomfoolery (#639)

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

‘New Yorker’ drawing by Michael Maslin (contest 639)

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.  “It is I, Manbunzel.”
B.  “It’s the most amazing hairspray in all the kingdom.”
C.  “No, seriously, let down my hair.”
D.  “The real prison is gender roles.”
E.  “Stop whining; I was banished for lice and foot fungus.”

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

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