You are invited to play this quick minor league-version of The New Yorker Caption Contest.
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’m sorry, Todd. But he just seems better prepared for what’s ahead.”
B. “Did you really have to call his fur putrid?”
C. “Don’t bring a camera, you said. Just enjoy the experience, you said.”
D. “I just became a highly paid scout for the N.F.L.”
E. “He says the real abomination is your cargo pants.”
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: C winner, B & D Duane’s captions, D Duane’s submission