"farcted."

2008
Feb
13

I’ve mentioned before that one of my web-based guilty pleasures is the Fark Photoshop Contests. While Worth1000 and other outlets may show off Photoshop artwork that is more skillful, beautiful and certainly tasteful, the photomanipulations by the ‘Farkers’ are just plain funny (7 times out of 10, and that’s a good batting average for the web). The running jokes (or Farklichés) just make it all sillier, and everything doesn’t have to be perfect… which encouraged me to try my hand at Fark Photoshopping myself – could it have been a whole year ago? – and actually won once with a rather obvious joke.

Anyway, a competition held just today tempted me to haul out my Gimp (that sounds awful if you don’t know Gimp is an open source image manipulator that is in competition with Photoshop), but by the time I did, all the good ideas were taken. The contest theme was simple: apply this “REJECTED” stamp to something. But to the collective Fark-shoppers, that was too easy, and the array of alternate stamped messages was awesome…

Starting with the obvious EJECTED and DEJECTED
leading to DETECTED,
RESPECTED,
REFLECTED,
DEFLECTED,
ERECTED,
INJECTED
SELECTED (naturally),
INSPECTED,
INFLECTED (a Farkliché),
BISECTED,
GENUFLECTED
DISSECTED
RESURRECTED,
DELETED,
REFRACTED,
REDACTED,
REENACTED,
RUSTED,
OBJECTION,
RED JET (well, it is!),
and my personal favorite: ERECT JED (skillfully done image supporting a perfectly punny anagram).

The winner of the contest was this cornucopia of stamps, inspired by the long haired hippie freak in the picture you may or may not recognize as Arlo Guthrie.

1 Comment (so far) about

"farcted."

  1. Miss Cellania Says:

    Oh, those are great! I missed that on Fark. Thanks!

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