Cranky’s 7 Best (or, Um, Worst) Photoshop Efforts

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You’d think after 10 years that my awful photoshop skills would have improved, but nay. I take pride in the fact that they haven’t become any better. There have been a lot of terrible and hilarious photos over the years, but these are my favorites (and considering the feedback I’ve received, I know some of these are your favorites as well).

Here they are in order from the first date they were published.

JetBlue Says Buh Bye To Its Fourth Flight Attendant
When JetBlue decided to remove enough seats on its A320s to be able to use 3 instead of 4 flight attendants, this image immediately came to mind. Hope they were able to parachute safely, because now with JetBlue adding back seats, it’ll need a 4th once again.


My Comfort Polar Bear
People abusing the right to bring comfort animals on an airplane isn’t a new phenomenon. But I may have taken it a bit far when I brought my polar bear onboard. For the record, the only part that was photoshopped here was the polar bear. Why I had my shoe on my foot hand… I’ll blame lack of sleep.

07_08_10 comfortbear

Godzilla, Narita’s Nemesis
It’s hard to express just how much I love this one. Then again, you probably know that since I use it every time I write about why Haneda is preferred to Narita. One day I’ll have to come up with something different. Nah, nevermind. I love this too much.

Tokyo and Its Airports

Frontier and Midwest Battle Mortal Kombat-Style
Maybe it’s a roaring grizzly, excited in victory. Or maybe it’s the Midwest logo looking like a ghost face with the blood drained out of it. Either way, I still love this. Many others agree as this one produced a lot of notes.

Frontier Wins, Midwest Dies

Crocodile Dundee vs the TSA
This one was sort of a darkhorse since I didn’t even remember doing it. So why did it make the cut? As I was browsing through images, this one made me actually laugh out loud. Good enough for me.

TSA Thinks It Isn't a Knife

The Hasselhoff Freedoms of the Air
When I worked at United, I was responsible for sending out this brutally awful spreadsheet every week filled with the planned promotions. It was so painful to read that I knew I had to do something to make it entertaining, and that’s when the Hoff made his debut. Looking back, it’s probably when my awful photoshop skills got their start. Unfortunately, one humorless boss told me in no uncertain terms that I had to stop having fun with the email immediately and the Hoff went into hiding. But he came back with the blog, and this image was punny.

David Hasselhoff Freedom

JetBlue Channels Snoop
I’m not gonna lie. I was so proud of this one, and I didn’t get one person to comment on it when I published it last month. Maybe not everyone knows the words to Gin and Juice. Or maybe Snoop isn’t as cool as he used to be (bite your tongue). But much to my wife’s chagrin, I break this one out and continue to laugh every time I see it.

JetBlue and Juice in the LBC

What am I missing? Anything you like that should have made the cut?

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13 comments on “Cranky’s 7 Best (or, Um, Worst) Photoshop Efforts

  1. I still love the Tokyo picture, though Mortal Kombat is a close second. In general: yep, your Photoshop skills aren’t that good, but in general they’re hilarious. That’s what counts!

  2. Maybe it’s the residual 12-year-old boy in me, but the illustration of Singapore, Emirates, and Qatar in the men’s room comparing their “route” size still cracks me up every time I think about it.

  3. OK — as a fan of late 90s gangster rap, and have used LGB once I should have been drawn to the last one. Yet when I click on the link I go to the nearly equally hilarious Soul Plane picture.

    Small details. And do not watch Soul Plane whatever you do. Which I have accidentally done.

  4. I must have missed the Snoop one, gold! Some of us will never forget the lyrics to Gin ‘n’ Juice. but Godzilla’s home is by far my favourite. Every time I see Japan somewhere near the top, I know what’s coming.

    1. The Smisek Shakedown one was great as well. I will throw in a 2nd vote for that, that is one of my favorites.

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