Here’s why you never ask 4chan to Photoshop something

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A lesson in lowering expectations.

Rule number one: Never, ever ask the Internet to Photoshop you. Remember that kid who wanted Reddit to place the sun between his fingers? It didn’t end well. When you summon the dregs of the Web to complete a simple task, expect the most frustrating night of your life.

The noble tradition of Photoshop trolling was renewed with a vengeance recently, when a hapless soul wondered if 4chan might put the Eiffel Tower under his finger. Here’s the original photo:

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And here are the results:

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Things started getting really meta about halfway through the thread:

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There’s a decent chance that the original poster came across this image of some guy pointing at the Eiffel Tower and realized that he could bait the denizens of 4chan into offering up some cheap laughs. But we dearly hope that the request was genuine, and that this dude kept refreshing the thread out of pure antipathy.

If nothing else, it’s a worthy new chapter in the history of the Internet’s unhelpfulness.

Photo via Jiuguang Wang/Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Luke Winkie

Luke Winkie

Entertainment and sports reporter Luke Winkie has written everywhere from A.V Club to Vice, including Sports Illustrated, Rolling Stone, Kotaku, Playboy, Mel, and Polygon.