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Sky Harbor, Gateway take part in hilarious airport Twitter shenanigans

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PHOENIX — What do you get when you mix bored social media wizards, airports, Photoshop and Elf on the Shelf?

We don’t know what to call it, but it was easily one of most entertaining Twitter threads of the week.

It all started Monday with the Vancouver International Airport’s cheeky tweet about its version of Elf of the Shelf, with a photo of a certain rapper kneeling atop a passenger jet.

That’s right: “Lil Wayne on a Plane.”

And a meme war was born.

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport was an early responder Tuesday and made a solid contribution, slapping a hammer-wielding superhero onto a German airline’s plane for “Thor on a Condor.”

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport added a twist Wednesday, choosing a different kind of aircraft for “Cindy Lauper on a Chopper.”

The original Vancouver tweet garnered more than 150 comments by Thursday, with many coming from airports with their own aeronautical rhymes, some more clever than others.

One might say the whole thing really, ahem, took off.

The entire thread is worth checking out, but here are a few of our favorites:

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