PHOTOSHOP CONTEST: REGIME CHANGE

Wanye
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.

DISCLAIMER

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.

VOTING

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.

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#1 Jonathan Willis
April 19 2013, 09:55PM
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Fantastic stuff.

I voted #4, but that was a difficult, difficult choice. If I were Steve Tambellini I'd still be assessing.

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#2 oilnik
April 20 2013, 11:40AM
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Anyone notice H.O.P.E has become H.Y.P.E?

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#3 Zed
April 19 2013, 05:09PM
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No fair. You get to see 31 candidates and we only see 5? What was the theme of this contest again? Something about dictatorship?

*Looks down at feet and hopes for only life in prison*

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#4 Gerald R. Ford
April 19 2013, 08:51PM
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4 is the best looking, but 5 makes me laugh every time I look at it. And, like my women, thankfully, I'm going for funny over good looking.

I can easily imagine that poster hanging on Bob Stauffer's wall, right next to the life-size Joffrey Lupul action shot...

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#5 Wax Man Riley
April 20 2013, 12:03AM
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Boldly Go has a very "Yak City" feel to it... which us awesome!

But I gotta go with #1. I laughed and laughed. Beach Party Go-Go

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#6 Wax Man Riley
April 20 2013, 12:03AM
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Boldly Go has a very "Yak City" feel to it... which us awesome!

But I gotta go with #1. I laughed and laughed. Beach Party Go-Go

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#7 Andy
April 20 2013, 12:29AM
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Jonathan Willis wrote:

Fantastic stuff.

I voted #4, but that was a difficult, difficult choice. If I were Steve Tambellini I'd still be assessing.

ZING

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#8 15w40
April 20 2013, 10:28AM
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#1 is hilarious

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#10 #ThereGoesTheOilers
April 19 2013, 05:01PM
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These are gold! Entry #4 is particularly eye-catching. I wonder, is Big-MacT gazing up at the stars, wondering what glorious future they fortell?

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#11 Jay Runham
April 19 2013, 05:21PM
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All hail Number 4!

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#12 pelhem grenville
April 19 2013, 05:38PM
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...no question NUMBER 4 boldy no question

T-Shirt please...

liked Ginuwine..alot

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#13 Jim
April 19 2013, 06:20PM
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#4, simple in colour, bold in design. Nice work.

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#14 Crystal
April 19 2013, 06:43PM
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#4 Rocks my world!

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#15 Muji
April 19 2013, 09:59PM
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#5

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#16 Nail and Nuge
April 20 2013, 05:10AM
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I don't mean to be rude but...really? These are the best of the 31?

The obvious point is that if one wants to criticise I guess you should attempt a contribution. I didn't have the artistic mojo going.

There is no one here to blame but OilersNation itself with a history of great photoshop material.

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#17 NewAgeSys
April 20 2013, 07:24AM
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I think #3 pretty much sums up the general history of our present core of manangers and the atmosphere they have built here.

That is the happiest those two have looked in a long time, its almost like the Old Fellers have been walking around the Mall with their wives for a long time and Mac-T has finnally spotted the Little Boys room on the other side of the food court and he is showing K-Lowe the way ,ha ha ha ha ha aha.

Very well done, thanks for the hard work and creativity..

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#18 dan
April 20 2013, 10:17AM
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It's 4. It's always been 4

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#19 JD
April 20 2013, 10:58AM
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I vote for "Boldly Go"! It's frickin awesome

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#20 David S
April 20 2013, 11:26AM
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Both 4 and 5 are really well thought out. I'll give the nod to 4 but they all had pretty solid ideas behind them. Not bad photo shoppery in some too.

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#21 Gerald R. Ford
April 20 2013, 12:33PM
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Wanye, could we have more time in the future for Photoshop contests? I'd like to participate, but I didn't even see the announcement for this one until yesterday. I seem to remember much longer deadlines back in the day, and we got a lot more really great entries as a result.

These ones are great, too. That's not what I meant.

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#22 RyanCoke
April 20 2013, 02:18PM
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#1 by a landslide. Hilarious! The others were just ok

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#23 Dawn
April 20 2013, 09:53PM
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#4 gets my vote. Although #3 is a close 2nd.

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#24 David S
April 21 2013, 02:45AM
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Wait.

WE CAN COMMENT ON PHOTOSHOP CONTESTS???

*Mind blown*

#OldPOLLZJoke

#MindlessHashtags

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#25 Fatbob24
April 21 2013, 06:53PM
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Number 5! I've finally decided, as an ode to their predecessor. It is so creepy, that, makes it awesome! Can't help but chuckle and shake my head every time!

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