How is it that just one picture can contain so much awesome? I’m going to find a way to use it in one of my upcoming slide presentations. You have been warned.


Photo courtesy of KnitWit. Click the photo to see it at full size.


A Deleted Scene from “Tintin”

Captain Haddock doing his trademark surprised expression after receiving a card: "Upon drawing this card, user must fart a tornado and drop his pip on a surprised dog."


Photoshoppery of the Day

I was 10 years old when Space Invaders came out, so this photo brings back happy memories:

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The Eyes Have It

point_and_shoot Photo courtesy of “rem”.


Michael Would’ve Looked Like Lando

This scan from the August 1985 issue of Ebony features their prediction of what Michael Jackson would’ve looked like in the year 2000 (which, back then, seemed like a time in the far-off future):


“At 40,” the caption reads, “he will have aged gracefully and will have a handsome, more mature look.” Tacky 80s-era clothing aside, it’s a good look for him. Very Lando Calrissian.

Keep in mind that this photo was altered in the time before Photoshop, when you had to do it with knives, brushes, paints and a very steady hand.

It’s easy to laugh at the prediction in hindsight, but this was the mid-80s, before the accident while shooting the Pepsi commercial and well before celebrity extreme meltdowns were more commonplace.


Snickers Ads are Getting Weird, Man

Here’s some amusing Photoshoppery featuring the current Snickers ad campaign. Click the photo to see it in its full-size glory:

Photoshopped parodies of the current Snickers ad campaignPhoto courtesy of Adam Conover.

Life Toronto (a.k.a. Accordion City)

City Hall’s Badly-Photoshopped Family

Accordion City has a reputation for its great blend of different nationalities, races and cultures, and it’s one of the reasons I love this place. However, there are times when the folks at City Hall, in their well-intentioned attempts to be inclusive, seem to be trying a little too hard. Case in point: how the stock photo, pictured below on the left, got photoshopped (and quite obviously, too) into the cover of the Toronto Fun Guide, pictured below on the right:


Speaking as a force of darkness – I much prefer being called that to “person of colour” – I find inclusivity-by-editing to be a little silly, if not condescending. C’mon, people! This is Toronto! If you really want a picture of an ethnically diverse family in this city, all you have to do is bring a camera to any busy public place – say any major shopping mall – and wait five minutes.

You could also just use the photo below, which features real Toronto people: a Filipino guy, an American Jewish woman and a giant pita from somewhere in the Mediterranean or Middle East. Three ethnicities, one pic!


The folks at Stillepost have been having fun re-photoshopping the Toronto Fun Guide. Here are my favourites, with my favourite one saved for last: