Let's get painty: The OBNUG Mid-Season MS Paint Review


I have no idea how we arrived at mid-season seems like just yesterday we were wringing our collective hands about the Virginia Tech game. Now we're wringing our hands about whether the Broncos have a challenge the rest of the year. Well, in honor of reaching the Wednesday of the season, we'd like to extend an opportunity for the OBNUG faithful to put their own stamp on the season-to-date by organizing a Mid-Season MS Paint Review! After the jump, find out how you can help us sum up the college football season thus far by producing poorly-rendered cartoons with antiquated software!

Studies have shown that cartoons are 35 percent funnier when rendered in MS Paint. Don't believe me? Check out the master works of a true MS Paint pro...Texas poster THujone or even the fine craftsmanship of our own poster Blu Blood (whom I completely stole this idea from). Now it's your turn. Don't let us down.

Here's whatcha do: Make a one-panel cartoon that encapsulates the best, weirdest, funniest, or Muscle Hamsterest of the college football season so far. Oh...and make it funny. It doesn't have to be Bronco-centric, but that would certainly help.

Images should be in the neighborhood of 550 pixels by 350 pixels (we're talking horizontal here) and saved at web resolution—72 dpi. If you have a more sophisticated computer art program (like Photoshop), here's how you MS Paint-ify it: Open a new document in Photoshop and set the size to 7 pixels by 7 pixels and fill the entire frame with black. Now, use the select tool to select the entire image and then click "Edit/Define Brush Preset" and save your square brush. Make a new document (y'know, the 550 x 350 one) and use your saved brush to paint away. It's's's 90s-rific! You can also use this nifty online MS Paint clone or download this free mac knockoff, Paintbrush.

When you're done, post your masterpiece in the comments below...or you can email it to us at

Get paintin'!

This content was not created by OBNUG and therefore may not meet our standards. On the contrary, it probably exceeds them.

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