47 Fake Products That Are Better Than Microsoft's Sad Anti-Google Swag

Last week, on the unveiling of Microsoft's cringe-inducing Scroogled anti-Google tchotchke campaign, we challenged you to Photoshop us something better. And wow, did you ever.

The winner above, by fake-advertising genius Marquee, delights on several levels. First, Marquee took us at our word when we put "ability to seamlessly weave Eric Limer's face onto a coffee mug" as a requirement. But there's subtlety too. Need a hint? Look deeply into Limer's eyes.

Of course, this wasn't the only appearance our googly-eyed (get it?) colleague made. Here are the honorable mentions, in no particular order. You can see every submission below, and for all our contestants, remember: in the game of making fun of giant corporations' attempts at making fun of other giant corporations, everyone's a winner.

By Chris-Mills

By Simon Lee

By GeneralAkbar

By LaTechTech

By Stephan

By jaysoncopes

By philiphilip

Photoshop Contest: Make Microsoft's Sad Anti-Google Merchandise Better

Microsoft is revving up its campaign against Google with a whole slew of merchandise. Most of which is pretty unfortunate. This campaign needs help — the kind only Photoshop-wielding internet heroes can provide.

So here's the deal: you've got from now until Monday, November 25th to whip up smarter, funnier anti-Google merchandise for Microsoft. Stuff that doesn't look like it came from a kiosk at the mall. Start with the product photos in Microsoft's online store and let the cold coal lump you call a heart guide you.


Submissions will be accepted in the comment section below, and judged on creativity, hilarity, and ability to seamlessly weave Eric Limer's face onto a coffee mug. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, November 26th. Sharpen up those Photoshop pencils and get to manipulatin'! [Scroogled store]