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Celebrate over 130 years of the Eiffel Tower with these hilarious photoshops
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(Pocket-lint) – We’re celebrating 130 years of the Eiffel Tower, remembering the time a man asked the internet for help.
Back in the foggy days of 2015, Sid Frisjes posted a photo of himself standing in front of the Eiffel Tower and asked for help editing it.
The internet savvy among us know that’s a mistake, but Sid Frisjes posted his request on 4Chan, so you can imagine the responses he got. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites for your enjoyment.
where it all started
Here it is, the original photo in all its glory. How many tourist photos look like this?
We bet when he took this picture, this poor idiot didn’t realize he was going to become an internet sensation.
Your demands make no sense
This Photoshopper took a totally different path and reinvented the area with no tourists or monuments or anything interesting.
What would it look like if the tower had never been built?
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The devil is in the detail
Did Sid come the closest to getting what he wanted from the edits?
We like the effort in this one – not least because the shrunken tower tip can also be seen in the shadows. Not a bad effort.
A trip to the ballet
This editor saw something special in Sid. The style, grace and balance of a ballet dancer hidden in the body of a humble tourist.
Wonderfully different, if nothing else.
The tower strikes back
You don’t touch the tower, the tower touches you.
In a new world where architecture dominates man, a vision of the Eiffel Tower is seen reaching out to touch tourists instead.
Maybe the key to success is mastering some serious Karate or Kung Fu techniques?
This is the impression that this editor gave with his modifications. Sid fires a flying crane kick and casually hits the tower in the process.
A 4Chan user made the effort and completed the request.
You can now live happily knowing that Sid got what he wanted and he wouldn’t make the same mistake again.
We could hardly end this list without including this dress (aka “the dress”).
The wondrous optical illusion that has caused the internet to argue over its actual color. A fun addition, if a bit off topic.
Sid is seen in a new light, in a world where he and his evil twins have gotten their wish and are touching the tower in a multitude of places. It has also grown to King Kong proportions. Watch out Paris!
Cut and paste work
This one looks like it was done in MS Paint rather than Photoshop.
Copy-pasting might have been more efficient, but it certainly stands out and makes us laugh.
We bet Sid didn’t know he had those awesome basketball skills.
Far more thrilling than being able to touch the end of the tower, he just casually deflects impressive net strokes like nothing ever happened.
It seems Sid’s outstretched arm reminded this editor of something special.
Has the Loch Ness monster made a special appearance to help Sid or maybe he’s the mythical creature? We don’t know what happened with this one, but a lot of drugs were probably involved, either that or a little imagination.
Dude at sunset
This classic Photoshopping is a tribute to another series of classic Photoshopping that became a meme.
The guy pictured here made the mistake of asking the internet to alter a vision of the setting sun between his fingers. The results were pretty hilarious.
A hug with Gustave
This Photoshopping might just be the most fitting homage to the Eiffel Tower, as Sid gets closer to the man behind the tower.
Here we see a vision through time of civil engineer, Alexandre Gustave Eiffel and the partially constructed tower in the background.
The least effort
Sometimes the smallest effort is the best.
Here Sid Frisjes achieves his goal of touching the Eiffel Tower, it’s just not the actual tower he is touching.
We haven’t seen Nyan Cat in a while, but here our lively furry friend comes to Sid’s rescue in the glorious style only he can handle.
Of course, now we want to see an animated version with a punchy soundtrack as they both soar through space.
By calling him
We don’t know what this Photoshop genius was trying to say with this edit. But we love it.
To be fair, our tourist friend would probably have had better luck asking ET for help than the internet, at least he could have gotten them on the famous bike.
There are many fans of Portal video game online and we’ve seen all sorts of fun edits of images showing the possibilities of what could happen if the technology really existed. We’re not sure it’s the best, but it sure is fun.
An architectural update
A classically simple montage sees the Eiffel Tower change shape as if bowing to this very touristy whim.
Despite the rough editing, we wonder what the world would look like if the tower had been built to look like this.
Bring your own gear
This Photoshopper gave Sid Frisjes a step up in achieving his goals with a set of scales. A simple but effective solution, although the dimensions may be a little different.
Imagine what you could do with arms like this. Well, at least with arms that long anyway, we’re not too sure the odd bends, bumps and shapes would be terribly comfortable.
The Photoshopping here is hilarious, even the shadow didn’t put in any effort. This is a taste of what to expect from the rest of the roster.
A more robust structure
It’s actually quite fitting that this Photoshopping makes the list, not just because we love Nokia phones, but also because the company behind them is actually older than the Eiffel Tower itself.
Nokia was originally founded in 1865, incredibly, it started out as a stationery store. Meanwhile, construction of the Eiffel Tower did not begin until 1887, with the inauguration taking place two years later.
We wonder how long a landmark carved out of an original Nokia phone would last?
He became the tower
Technically he didn’t hit the tower, but became the tower and is now trying to hit himself. We are confused and we love it.
If you’re gonna hit the tower, you might as well do it in style. Here our main man has learned the crane kick from the karate kick and is really showing off.
Forget Inspector Gadget arms, we want extendable Octopus arms. These bad boys can apparently stretch to the top of the tower and also have the ability to suck things up.
Written by Adrian Willings.