April 19 2013 03:35PM
Ah yeah. It's about that time. Time for the entries in our latest photoshop contest. Play us in Ginuwine.
The theme of this contest was to show the Oilers changeover in management like the recent regime change in North Korea. Some of our fine citizens took the time to email and tweet me about this concept. "Hey Wanye" they began "what are you? Some kind of idiot? This is the most tasteless contest in the history of the internet."
Easy now folks. We respect everyone's opinion - except whoever thought Rock of Ages would make a good movie - and this contest is designed to have a good laugh. In no way does an ice hockey photoshop contest celebrating a new general manager as proposed by an imaginary internet thing suggest any additional credibility for the regime in Pyongyang in any way.
ENTRY 1: BEACH PARTY GO-GO
Ai Papi! Who is that Supreme Heartbreaker running down the beach with some babes in hot pursuit?! If it isn't Kay-Z, clearly overdressed for the occasion in his snappy Rexall Military Suit yet is still able to turn a head or three.
We don't know what the characters at the top of the screen mean exactly (which is potentially a problem all of it's own) but we like to think it says Squee. Or something squee related. Or possibly "don't sue Wanye."
Anyways, excellent work in this entry.
ENTRY 2: THE FOUR HORSEMEN
Oh man, not only does this entry put a lush field in the Rexall Place parking lot, it puts our generals on horses and makes reference to past photoshop contests. Imagine the strategy these four are thinking of as they survey the battle field? The intricate planning and careful forethought? And never even mind the jaunty Oilers medallions sported by their trusty steeds.
Classic touch that.
ENTRY 3: GENERATIONS
"Continuity is more important than success" goes the thinking and these dual statues towering high above the adoring masses must be added to the redevelopment plans of Downtown Edmonton. Imagine these things in Churchill Square 150 feet tall and shooting fire out their eyes every 15 minutes?
Tell me that your cousins visiting from Ontario wouldn't want to see THAT.
ENTRY 4: BOLDLY GO
I have booked myself into a local tattoo artist to have this replicated on my back in 3x scale. This is obviously an amazing entry and needs no further explanation. Wow.
ENTRY 5: GREAT SUN
When we look at MacT's cheery face as he rides the Edmonton Monorail into a flowery stop surrounded by adoring children and see Howson patiently awaiting the train's complete stop we just know things are going to be ok from now on. Like for real real ok.
Of the 31 entries we were only able to select the top 5 for the final voting. We would like to thank everyone who took the time to send in entries. If you feel we were unfair in not selecting your entry for the finals, please send $1,000 by pay pal to wanyegretz at gmail dot com and we will take another look.
Please vote in the poll for a winner who will receive 3 unreleased NationGear Tees from events from the past year. Photoshop contests are seriously the business aren't they?
GOOD LUCK TO ERRYBODY.