Caption Contest 200 ... and the winners of 199
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 12:00 am