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12708 clicks; posted to Main » on 19 Nov 2001 at 6:47 PM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-11-19 06:51:07 PM  
he should run with his 15 min. of fame!!
2001-11-19 06:53:08 PM  
New tourist guy pictures! Let the photoshopping begin...again...

Ugh. Just the thought of more tourist guy photoshops make my stomach turn.
2001-11-19 06:53:39 PM  
So it sounds to me like the guy has a problem with fame. Dude, soak it up while it lasts! He will have lots of stories to tell his grandchildren one day.

-he who stacks pork
2001-11-19 06:54:08 PM  
How can he say anything if he's dead?
2001-11-19 06:55:00 PM  
I was hoping it'd turn out to be Mahir Cagri
2001-11-19 06:55:26 PM  
Has anyone else realized that the only reason that this guy has gotten his 15 minutes of fame, is because of people like us?
2001-11-19 06:56:00 PM  
Thank God he's not Brazilian!
2001-11-19 06:56:03 PM  
I noticed, Mperrualt. We are the tabloid of the internet.
2001-11-19 06:56:04 PM  
Sorry, when I drink at work, I make stupid comments like that. Drew, if you can, please erase that comment.
2001-11-19 06:56:11 PM  
The party's over?
2001-11-19 06:56:17 PM  
Too cool, he sounds like a decent guy, maybe he doesn't want to be forever associated with the tragedy. Can't blame him.
2001-11-19 06:57:19 PM  
Buck, I love your name. Everytime I see it, I can't help but laugh, and think about SNL. And then, of course, I cry, because of the demise of SNL.
2001-11-19 06:58:24 PM  
Better quickly inform the Volkswagon company not to film that damned commercial with the Brazillian guy.. he's a fraud!!
2001-11-19 07:01:48 PM  
<-- FIRST!

If the Tourist Guy didn't speak up, then the terrorist would have already won.
2001-11-19 07:02:20 PM  
Hey, only one of the photos has a date stamp on it!!
Another internet HOAX....(sigh)
2001-11-19 07:03:10 PM  
P.s. 2: I would appreciate if you wouldn't publish the
other two (not the original one) photos in full size, but in
smaller size, just to make it harder for the photoshoppers.

If those are the resized ones, I'd hate to see what the originals were like.
2001-11-19 07:04:04 PM  
Very true about the date stamp...Hmmm, where did it go on the other two?
2001-11-19 07:07:41 PM  
P.s. 2: I would appreciate if you wouldn't publish the
other two (not the original one) photos in full size, but in
smaller size, just to make it harder for the photoshoppers.

HAW HAW HAW! I think that's a challenge...
2001-11-19 07:07:43 PM  
pretty easy to work out. They've been resised, ie, cropped.
2001-11-19 07:10:23 PM  
Maybe the date stamp got lost in the resizing. Then again, maybe that's part of the fraud. After all, resizing the picture really won't stop photoshoppers. They're still pretty decent sized.
2001-11-19 07:10:59 PM  
If you look at the first one (the original PS'd pic) you can see that the date stamp is very faint. the last pic is one that was taken with the camera held sideways, and then part of it was probably cut off- namely, the top section, where the date stamp would have been- on the top right corner, pointed sideways. just a thought.
2001-11-19 07:11:13 PM  
I do see a faint date stamp on the first one. Look on his jacket sleeve..
2001-11-19 07:11:38 PM  
I dont believe this. He mentioned that a reporter found him. Well if the reporter found him why hasnt it been on the news or in the paper?

Maybe its true; but it just doesnt feel right to me.
2001-11-19 07:12:54 PM  
Lloyd Dobbler: Very true about the date stamp...Hmmm, where did it go on the other two?


You don't get it... He was obviously not there on that day. The date stamp was added as part of the hoax...

The date stamp was really fake looking anyway, far too precise to not have been typed on post scan...

I wonder if he knows which of his acquaintances originally photoshopped his picture...
2001-11-19 07:13:18 PM  
Has Bert ever spoken up about his photoshop stuff yet?
2001-11-19 07:13:19 PM  
HOAX, HOAX I tell you, soon you'll see!!
2001-11-19 07:13:55 PM  
Yep, that looks like the real thing, okay. I guess I just don't understand why that other guy would take credit, when he'd probably never even been to the WTC. Oh well, stick a plane on these to.
2001-11-19 07:16:09 PM  
Isn't that Anthony Edwards?
[image from too old to be available]
2001-11-19 07:16:16 PM  
my bad

you meant the correct date stamp... that is there... look closely. I thought you meant why did the others not have the 9/11 stamp... I can't see it on the last though, but that is trivial as many cameras can turn that on and off...
2001-11-19 07:16:44 PM  
Hell, if it had been me, I would have been jumping up and down screaming "It's meeeeee!!"

But, I'm not Hungarian, or a guy... so nevermind...
2001-11-19 07:18:57 PM  
Now I can sleep at night!
2001-11-19 07:20:12 PM  
well I still think its cool...11/28/97 tho...thats a REALLY long time to hang out on the top of a building.

and I dont think it was a matter of him not wanting fame so much as a matter of him not wanting someone else (brazilian) getting unfounded fame.

ten bucks says the new pics are photoshopped within the next 6 hours...
2001-11-19 07:20:47 PM  
Good one, Grivas.
2001-11-19 07:20:51 PM  
Somebody can easily check the NYC weather report for 11/28/97 to make sure it wasn't rainy/snowy/cloudy/whatever.
2001-11-19 07:21:49 PM  
Ok, I'll get us started.

I was reading in my history book, and look what I found!

[image from too old to be available]

The Tourist Guy was at the Haymarket Square bombing of 1886!
2001-11-19 07:23:01 PM  
Now we can get more variety in pics..

Brilliant Jebediah!
2001-11-19 07:23:12 PM  
quick ten bucks
2001-11-19 07:23:35 PM  
Yeah, I'd say those are going to get photoshopped by someone (probably many someones). The webmaster might have cropped or minimally shrunk the new pics, but it didn't quite meet the intended request of the email to have the shrunk. I'm sure we'll be seeing a lot more of these 2 new pics. Oh, well.
2001-11-19 07:37:59 PM  
O.K. here's a hunt for you...
Since the photos appear to be four years old, couldn't someone check the skyline against more current photos for telltale clues? I'm sure part of the landscape in a metropolis such as the big apple has changed.
Don't be farked and mention the WTC, you know what I mean.
2001-11-19 07:39:26 PM  
Out of respect for the guy, I say we don't photoshop the new ones. C'mon, he doesn't want himself out there in the first place.
2001-11-19 07:41:03 PM  
Somebody has to do this, so why don't we just get it over with now.

[image from too old to be available]
2001-11-19 07:41:38 PM  
this was the best thing on that site

[image from too old to be available]
2001-11-19 07:43:59 PM  
2001-11-19 07:44:55 PM  
2001-11-19 07:53:37 PM  
I think we missed the big question. (Unless I missed it in reading here) Why did he send pictures to a site that has a BUNCH of photoshopped pics of him on it, and then say "I would appreciate if you wouldn't publish the other two (not the original one) photos in full size, but in smaller size, just to make it harder for the photoshoppers."
2001-11-19 07:56:53 PM  
2001-11-19 07:58:11 PM  
I can see the date stamp in the first 2 pictures, and its cropped out of the one where he is holding the video camera. I don't see how anyone could think this is a hoax.
2001-11-19 07:59:22 PM  
Peaceboy, I tried to check out weather for 11/28/97. The Feds got it and so can you for $3.00. The whole month of Nov 97 no less.
Sorry to say I didn't do my Fark duty and poiny up 3 bucks.

Sounds like a rallying cry "Do Fark Duty!"
2001-11-19 08:01:27 PM  
ok, Who already submitted the other pics for photoshopping?
2001-11-19 08:03:30 PM  
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