Cartoon Tomfoolery (#641)

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

‘New Yorker’ drawing by Mark Thompson (contest 641)

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.  “I don’t know how many there are. I’m trying to stay awake.”
B.  “Could I interest you in three bags full.”
C.  “They ate the philodendron.”
D.  “I need to discuss the damage deposit.”
E.  “I’m more of a sheep hoarder.”

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

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