Tan Chuan-Jin Photoshop Battle Is The Best Meme Game Of GE2020
An enjoyable part of this election season has been the endless stream of memes which have shown no sign of ceasing just yet.
As for our ex-House Speaker Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, he was recently captured in action — running along a HDB corridor with his team while campaigning.
Now, Facebook page It’s a repost has officially declared that the time is ripe for a wholesome Photoshop battle — with insanely hilarious results.
We’ve handpicked the best entries so far.
1. Pirates of the Caribbean
Besides taking ‘running for election’ extremely seriously, Mr Tan Chuan-Jin puts his quads to good use in escaping hoards of islanders with Captain Jack Sparrow himself.
2. Indiana Jones
We weren’t aware that Mr Tan was moonlighting as Indiana Jones’ sidekick, but this quick exit from the iconic boulder scene has us rolling with laughter too.
3. Captain America: Civil War
Keeping up with Captain America’s stamina is not a feat for the common man, but Mr Tan Chuan-Jin flies Singapore’s flag high as a second-string Avenger in a bid to stop Iron-Man & his A-team.
4. Avengers: Infinity War
Flashforward to the pivotal battle against Thanos, Tan Chuan-Jin has definitely upped his game to be part of the main Avengers line-up, keeping in pace with Black Panther.
The only thing left is to give him an official Marvel superhero name.
5. Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump’s venture across America from coast to coast is a prime example of a human’s peak performance.
6. Wonder Woman
Over in the DC-universe, Mr Tan was spotted falling-in-line behind Wonder Woman herself, even in the midst of shattered debris and explosions.
7. Jurassic Park
This T-Rex may look menacing, but we’re sure it has more than enough tea to spill about why Mr Tan’s running away from its pack in Jurassic Park.
8. X-Men: Days Of Future Past
For context, Quicksilver’s superpower lets him runs so fast that he can mount the side of the wall, leaving everyone else in the scene playing out in slow motion. Can Singapore’s masked ‘Flash’ from PAP take him on?
9. Train To Busan
Zombies & mayhem in an enclosed speeding train to Busan makes for a thrilling adventure onscreen. Few people know that Mr Tan Chuan-Jin was actually an integral part of rescue mission till now.
Tan Chuan-Jin has risen to the rank of Brigadier-General during his time in our Army. That’s probably why he was cast alongside the good folk in 1917, serving his squad in the most epic battles of their lives.
11. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
Actor Tom Cruise has been dubbed the best runner in movies multiple times. Mr Tan Chuan-Jin is clearly unfazed by the challenge and tries to play catch-up in this scenario.
As coast guards, a fit body & ample stamina to move swiftly on both land & water are prerequisites. As Mr Tan Chuan-Jin’s fans would call him affectionately, here’s Tan Chuan Bae-watch in action.
12. The Flash
There’s a Flash crossover episode in the works. In this alternate reality in the multiverse – Earth 43 perhaps – there’s a new lightning fast superhero in town from Marine Parade.
On regular days, Mr Tan seems to take running for elections with renewed gusto as well, regardless of who’s chasing him.
14. Helping auntie
Mr Tan’s received some flak before for commenting on our elderly folk’s life choices when collecting scrap cardboard is involved. But we’re sure he uses his athleticism to help aunties in need too, wherever possible.
15. Chionging for toilet paper
During the peak of the Circuit Breaker, toilet paper & necessity shortages were reported in supermarkets across the island. That’s probably this edit of Mr Tan with rolls of toilet paper in hand is extra relatable.
16. Campaigning for votes from otter family
Chasing down constituents to convince is part and parcel of the campaigning process. Our otter residents votes count too of course — as long as they’re 21 and above in otter years.
17. Running with Obama & Biden
The US elections are also heating up, with the official vote happening in November. That doesn’t mean Mr Tan can’t go for a fun jog with ex-President Obama & president candidate Joe Biden.
18. 1v1 on the field with Messi
Football is a beautiful sport, but it can get pretty Messi on the field. Mr Tan’s not one to shy away from a challenge though — here’s him sprinting down the flanks in a bid for the ball.
19. Liverpool FC
As an anchor member of Liverpool FC, Mr Tan’s been chasing after the coveted trophy for years, because you’ll never run alone with LFC.
20. Versus Usain Bolt on the track
Going up against the fastest man on Earth may be a daunting task, but not for Mr Tan — who’s had a slight headstart in this sprint.
21. Attack on Titan
As a titan political figure amongst our 4G leaders, Mr Tan would also give these fearsome anime giants a run for their money.
22. Rolling donuts
Mr Tan Chuan-Jin’s love for donuts is highly publicised on his Insta-feed. But he probably didn’t mean these gargantuan ones when he asked the neighbourhood auntie for an upsize.
23. Orangutan escape
Escaped orangutan aside, we love how Mr Tan’s keeping his cool even when there’s so many ridiculous things going on in this picture. Of course, his mask could be hiding his true feelings towards this.
Join the battle
Mr Tan Chuan-Jin has expressed his elation at the hilarious Photoshop battle on his Facebook page — even starting his own hashtag #RunCJRun & #JinChuan.
If you’ve got some Photoshop skills hidden in your arsenal & wish to join this GE2020 Photoshop battle, you can use the picture below for your entries.
We’re excited to see what other hilarious situations you can come up with in the comments below.