CapCon 202 (click on second image to see the cartoon) shattered a stereotype dating to the days of the first caveman illustration: the suggestion that males are the only ones who can write clever captions. If traditional impressions from names can be trusted (not always easy -- Stacy Innerst is a man, to clear up some misconceptions) all three winners for our man-in-a-jar illustration are female, a sweep their gender had not achieved since CapCon 60 way back in August 2007. That sounds like a challenge to both sexes to prove their abilities using the dinner table music in CapCon 203.
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 Pittsburgh city neighborhood. Deadline: Feb. 11. Winners receive a PG umbrella, which we expect will last at least until the Steelers' next Super Bowl trip. (We're assuming, of course, that the Steelers make it next year.)
Winners of CapCon 202
Stan raises the bar for other dads who help their kids with science projects.
Linda Ambroso, Upper St. Clair
That rarest of specimens: a reader of paper-and-ink books!
Eleanor H. Gard, Winfield, Butler County
Somehow, Harry had always known that his childhood fascination with lightning bugs would come back to haunt him.
Jean C. Bassett, Monroeville
First Published February 3, 2013 5:00 AM