Caption contest 236 ... and the winners of 235

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Stacy Innerst is the artist. You are the caption writer.

The people most likely to understand the image for CapCon 235 (click on second image above) might be called “of a certain age.” Young gambling folk these days probably only know soulless slot machines with push buttons and electronic blips. (In case a young person is reading this: Slot machines used to be called “one-arm bandits” because players would pull an arm to get the mechanical wheels a-turnin’. The machines would generally steal your money, which remains the case today.) We are not so nebby as to ask the ages of today’s winners, but we bet they skew upward.

Birds are funny for all ages, so ponder CapCon 236 and send up to three entries to 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: May 19. Winners receive a PG umbrella that will arrive in time for the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, a production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

Winners of Caption Contest 235

First Place

It seemed like the perfect crime until she reached in to collect her winnings.

Ray Hirschinger, Franklin Park

Second Place

The one-armed bandit collects another income tax refund.

Cara McDivitt, Cranberry

Third Place

The work release program at the prison did its best to match up prisoners with jobs at which they would be successful.

Chuck Dominick, Latrobe

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