Cartoon Tomfoolery (#642)

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

‘New Yorker’ drawing by Mick Stevens (contest 642)

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.  “Of course it’s hot. It’s stollen.”
B.  “Can you spare some vanilla ice cream?”
C.  “Psst . . . two thousand calories . . . no kale.”
D.  “Vinnie would appreciate it if you reconsidered that Yelp rating.”
E.  “Just keep walking, lady, and no one will gain weight.”

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

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