You might recall the Raffi Torres bowling ball image (BallTor) from the minor photoshop party we tried to jumpstart last week. It comes from this goal, Raffi's second of the night in a 5-2 win over the Dallas Stars. The goal led to this photo, which is wonderful for many, many reasons, chief amongst them the fact that Raffi, often referred to as a human bowling ball, couldn't have looked more like one if he'd worn all black and let someone put fingers in his eyes and mouth.
Anyhow, the meme has begun to take off, and PITB's gifted scores of doctored Raffi Torres photos in the last few days. We've seen a byfuglienian buttload of good ones at this point, and it's high time we shared some with you. Behold, gallery 1:
Here's one from the bizarrely named Rubbed by Luongo. It's hilarious to me how excited Raffi looks to being scooped into the cone. He's probably been waiting in the bucket forever.
The brilliant egatti sticks with the bowling ball theme. Here's a classic Bill Murray still from Kingpin. I like it, but I'm concerned about where Murray's fingers are.
And here's another from egatti, taken from perhaps the greatest bowling movie of all time. Raffi's slight rotation is unfortunate.
I've never played Angry Birds, but people tell me that's what this avelanch photoshop is. It's kind of awesome, whatever it is.
Okay, this must have taken MikeyD forever. It's brilliant, but wow, that's a time-consuming project. I wonder if the dog eats around the sticks.
Glen gives us this imaginative entry, which paints a remarkable picture. My favourite part is that no one appears to actually be watching Raffi serve them, which begs the philosophical question: if a man is served unobserved, is he really served?
Someone on the forum asked for Raffi as the giant rolling rock from Indiana Jones, and this, from marinated.pea, is what they got instead. Part of me likes it better.
You've gotta love the topical ones, as avelanch gives us Blake Griffin dunking Torres. Word is Demar DeRozan grumbled about the use of props, but he might have changed his tune if Griffin had dunked a midget.
And finally, Rozzy91 with the best animated gif ever. I can't figure out if the splatter is Raffi exploding, or his skate catching the woman in the nose. Either way, this thing is pure win.