Stacy Innerst is the artist. You are the caption writer.
CapCon 199 (click on second image to see the cartoon) required no heavy lifting, but a lot of mental exercise, for judges sorting through the many Atlas, Ayn Rand and apocryphal references. In the end (though it's hardly the end of the world), a Mayan tie-in beat the tough competition. Now we've reached CapCon 200, a milestone that should be an attraction for entry by everyone who's ever competed or thought of doing so.
Whether filing from your home or from a deserted island, send up to three entries to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to: Caption Contest/Portfolio, Post-Gazette, 34 Blvd. of the Allies, Pittsburgh PA 15222. Please include name and address and identify your municipality or city neighborhood. Deadline: Dec. 31. Winners receive a PG umbrella, which would make an excellent regift a year from now for someone you love (but not all that much).
Winners of CapCon 199
Not even the Mayans could have prophesized this ending.
Henry Lenard, Bellevue
It's a little-known fact that Ayn Rand's first draft was titled "Atlas Bugged."
Atlas was doing fine until Dec. 21, 2012 ...
Carl Trusiak, Apollo
First Published December 23, 2012 5:00 AM