USA Owned by United Arab Emirates

Contest Info

  • Started: 2/26/2006 06:00
  • Ended: 2/28/2006 06:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 13
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $30
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $18
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $12
USA Owned by United Arab Emirates
Contest Directions: Take something the U.S. Government runs (Ports, the Postal service, FBI, CIA, TSA, IRS... anything the Federal Government is involved in) and create images showing what Arab ownership might do to it (e.g. Arab postmen and TSA, Arab FBI, etc.).

Contest Info

    • Started: 2/26/2006 06:00
    • Ended: 2/28/2006 06:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 13
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $30
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $18
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $12
13 pictures
  • new currency

    new currency
        • Outstanding, excellent, superb...and they're probably worth more than our current currency!
        • I'll need 20 of those f-OIL my road trip tomorrow
        • It will not be long before this happens.
        • Brilliant work. This is the third time I've looked at it & for the third time in a row, found something new in it.

          This is what Photoshop is all about!
        • Me loves this very much. I actually would not mind to have some of these, or lots of these
        • Thanks for voting this one in everyone. This is a fun Hobby right here.
        • Great Job ehlersk! you won an oil well!Don't forget to share

        • Congratulations on a Very well deserved Gold.
        • Ehlersk is an unstoppable chopping machine! Congrats on the oil (gold) well deserved!
        • This entry with yesterday's showing the Statute of Liberty in a burka, no longer seem futuristic but frighteningly real.
  • Passport

        • The Passport to Hell

          [Edited by User on 2/27/2006 1:01:31 AM]
        • Its hard to soar like an eagle when your chained by some turbans
        • The nail has been hit on the head. Flawless!
  • Hamas TSA

    Hamas TSA
        • Well done, Large project here.

          Very busy image with a lot to look at, possibly would score better if you concentrated on a location. I don't see this as a negative, just my experience in contests such as this.
        • Whatever you do don't scream Hi and my name when I meet you at the airport tonight,things have changed alot lately...

          OK Jack..
        • What a Bomber the waits enough to kill ya!
        • great entry, but the cartoons were Danish, not Dutch.
        • They say black masks are back in style...
        • Very nice entry. It is a bit busy but I think it still looks good.
  • White House

    White House
        • you'll be LAWN gone but your spiralling blunders will tower over us forever..
        • The green green grass of someone elses HOME-land Security
        • Great Creation. Very smooth and believable.
  • Postal Life Magazine

    Postal Life Magazine
        • Bringing "Going Postal" to a whole new level.
        • Some shadowing from the repellent belt onto her skirt would strengthen the image.
        • Verry funny I love the part about the battle with great battle with forces of evil and fed-ex. The only disturbing thing is the stamp of bin laden. burr!
        • New US postal service will literally blow your mind
  • White House Lawn

    White House Lawn
        • Clever Idea! But the camels and paople seem to be in sunlight, while the building and trees do not.
        • Desert-ers stage a sit in at the white house
        • Bush: you said to pick me up a pack of camels so what's wrong?
        • Great idea, well merged!

          (a little dodge tool on the edges of the trees to show sunlight would fix the issue folks are mentioning.)
        • D.C. advert campaign "trash the cab, get a camel" became more sucessful that expected
        • I have used the dodge tool and it would fix that problem in no time. I would suggest using the dodge and burn tools together though. Dodge the dark parts a bit and burn the light parts to split the difference.
  • NASA

        • I agree with Newsy. Very real indeed. Excellent job!
        • Looks like they're using Russky hardware.
        • Blast off celebration with Allah Bye bye and the 40 theives
        • I wonder if they put some sentenced to death people in the blast radius for extra show value?
        • the people in front sortof detract from the great quality of the background
        • New NASA motto:
          We'll take you to Allah
  • Port Security

    Port Security
        • Arabian Guinness commercial take one.
          HABEEB - "Once we get our foot in the door, Were in".
          Abdulla - "That's Brilliant"!
        • Hmmm the Philadelphia "Tea" Party..I Stout they would notice
        • Camel: oooh baby I love a man in pink hope he parks himself between my humps tonight..
        • Look at that infidel over there, he's eyeing our cargo.
        • Camel to guards: "Got a light?"

          Guards: "It's non-smoking place you idiot!"
        • Good entry. The lighting is different in your source images. The guards are lit from the left while the worker is lit from the right. To make this closer, you could just reverse the guards.
  • Stealth Terrorist

    Stealth Terrorist
        • Suicide-bombs you without you ever seeing it coming.
        • Nice build. A little darkness/contrast and masking work around the cableing would take care of the bomb looking flat and faded.
        • Hey, whens that thing on top suppose to blow?
        • Habib, I'll catch some sleep. Don't forget to set the alarm
  • Dubai DC

    Dubai DC
        • Dubai buys DUmBYA's loyalty..they promise to take care of their HOME-ee
        • Well OIL be,The White House is already famous for INFIDELity and now a Trader
        • Sickening yet disgusting! LOL! Shadows in the dome could better match shadows in the lower rotunda.
        • Good idea here.

          Perspective is off between the hotel and the dome.
  • NASA

        • That Arabic stuff? "Flying carpets in space."
        • do the rockets have twin Turban thrusters?
        • The moon is the only place they will find 70 virgins
        • Nice logo.

          I would liked to have seen it applied to something (such as a RPG or Warhead etc...)
  • Arab FBI

    Arab FBI
        • This reminds me of the time I had to visit a Saudi Arabian police station in Dahran and saw a cop behind bars for sleeping on the job. Check the (lack of) shadows under the hat brim
        • "Hi, my name is Ali Ben Ghaz-o-line, and I will be arresting you today"
        • A bit sharp around the added parts but a nice job with the cutting out.
  • Port Authority

    Port Authority
        • The Statue of Idiot-sea

          [Edited by User on 2/27/2006 2:21:25 PM]
        • why would they place a statue of saddam there? even the arab world hates him.
        • When building a postcard such as this, its a good idea to throw a dropshadow on the outside of the image to give it the effect of a postcard laying on a white surface.
        • This is home to a plethura of new statues so that people can look at those instead of realizing what is really happening around them
13 image entries
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This contest is fueled by the following news: U.S. President George W. Bush vowed on Tuesday to veto any legislation that Congress might send to him designed to block a state owned Arab company from managing the operations at six large U.S. seaports. The President's statement and position has set up a major confrontation between the White House and the Republicans in Congress. Top Congressional Republicans have requested that the port deal be closely reviewed because of national security considerations and concerns. Under the terms of the proposed transaction, Dubai Ports World, a business that is owned by the United Arab Emirates, would operate ports in New York, Newark, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Miami and New Orleans. The sale was expected to be finalized in March 2006 (before the objections being raised by members of Congress and others). Officials from the Department of Homeland Security reviewed and approved the deal.