Cartoon Tomfoolery (#640)

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

‘New Yorker’ drawing by Tom Toro (contest 640)

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.  “Stick around; after the final round there’s a wine and cheese buffet.”
B.  “Just call me Hannibal.”
C.  “My other cat is a jaguar.”
D.  “It’s easy until someone points a laser at the floor.”
E.  “Listen to this baby purr.”

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

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