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.”
You've heard of Elf on the Shelf, now get ready for… pic.twitter.com/UOb4m3q60h
— Vancouver Airport (@yvrairport) December 10, 2018
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.”
— PHX Sky Harbor (@PHXSkyHarbor) December 12, 2018
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport added a twist Wednesday, choosing a different kind of aircraft for “Cindy Lauper on a Chopper.”
— Gateway Airport (@gatewayairport) December 12, 2018
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:
Ok, we see you… but what about Snoop on a Swoop? pic.twitter.com/wPTta3tQMC
— Tampa Intl Airport ✈️ (@FlyTPA) December 10, 2018
— RDU Int'l Airport (@RDUAirport) December 12, 2018
— Orlando International Airport (@MCO) December 13, 2018
— JAXairport (@JAXairport) December 12, 2018
— ABQ Sunport (@ABQSunport) December 12, 2018
— San Diego Airport (@SanDiegoAirport) December 13, 2018
- Sky Harbor installs 2 nursing stations past security in Terminal 4
- 2 walk away from small plane that lands hard near Mesa airport
- Man accused of trespassing at Sky Harbor, deploying plane’s slide
- Allegiant to add 3 nonstop routes at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport
- German airline to offer nonstop Phoenix-Frankfurt flight in 2020