Cartoon Tomfoolery (#644)

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

‘New Yorker’ drawing by Bob Eckstein (contest 644)

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 may be time to visit your neighbor with the steeple.”
B.  “Here we just call it golf.”
C.  “It’s pricier than the clown’s mouth, but you save on energy costs.”
D.  “If we time it right, I can get you in this house today.”
E.  “Just how big was this rabbit?”

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

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