The Internet Destroyed This Guy's Eiffel Tower Pictures on Purpose
Image via Twitter
The Internet complied with one man’s request for some photo enhancements, leading to what is essentially a social media gallery of hilarity.
Fox News spots some of the more inventive images of the Eiffel Tower, spawned by one man’s recent visit and subsequent awkward pose in front of the Parisian landmark.
What you see above and below are what happens when you give your holiday image to a corner of the Internet and tell them to have at it.
Instead of a minor touch up that might infuse the image with a little dignity, you get a hilarious display of one-upmanship.
The images get goofier and more insane, which is precisely how we take our entertainment nowadays.
It all starts with Yves Van de Van posting the following image to Instagram where he goes by the moniker Sid Frisjes. The caption reads: “#eiffeltower #Paris, nailed it!”
Already a humorous image, we would like to say he nailed it. However, the Internet was needed to make this picture something that was truly perfect. Or, at the very least, people around the world would give it a go.
Fox News, which spoke with Van de Ven, explains that a comedic fire just needed some stoking: “One of his friends had uploaded the original Eiffel Tower fail to 4chan, asking others to help connect the tip of the tower to the tourist’s finger.”
From there a meme was born. Here are some images collected around the Internet:
"can someone photoshop the eiffel tower under my finger?" i love the internet pic.twitter.com/ZH04k88krj— joshua (@cuddlesandcoke) April 28, 2015
He asked if someone can photoshop the Eiffel tower under his finger pic.twitter.com/ySU7hXOkMa— Santa (@lamsantaclaus) April 24, 2015
Van de Ven relays to Fox News on the initial shock of becoming an instant Internet hit: “Around Monday one of my friends said ‘did you realize you’re all over the Internet?’ And I couldn’t believe the photos from all over, in Peru, Japan, Russia, all over America.”
Obviously, he is a great sport about it as he continues to the publication, “I think a major factor behind why it went viral is that people really think we tried to take it right. And I’m really happy to play along, we’re just taking the piss out of a classic tourist photo opp.”
We can only imagine the surge will lead to an uptick of follows for the “Coolinary Kid” as he describes himself on Instagram. You can also follow along with his story on Facebook as well as his running blog.
It’s rather wonderful that people Van de Ven may never meet have transformed his Parisian image into something so unforgettable. Sometimes the Internet is like a grand party, admission for which costs nothing more than a sense of humor.
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