The Tourist Guy found
November 19, 2001 6:49 PM   Subscribe

The Tourist Guy found (for real this time). Two months and 10,000 remixes later, a Hungarian man has stepped forward and this photo leaves little doubt. Incidentally, it turns out the Brazilian guy was a fraud after all.
posted by waxpancake (15 comments total)
i read about this a week ago on i tried to find the link b/c it gave a lot of information and was a good read. maybe someone else saw it and has better search skills than me.
posted by suprfli at 7:19 PM on November 19, 2001

That was likely this article I linked to above. The Brazilian guy they interviewed is not the same guy.
posted by waxpancake at 7:45 PM on November 19, 2001

Thank god THAT mystery is solved... now on with the hunt for Osama.
posted by spilon at 8:24 PM on November 19, 2001

What goes around comes around, it seems.

Now when is "All Your Base" C.A.T.S. going to step forward?
posted by Down10 at 10:40 PM on November 19, 2001

Sweet! Now I can sleep at night!
posted by canoeguide at 12:19 AM on November 20, 2001

How could he possibly have survived the crash? This guy will turn out to be a fraud as well.
posted by crunchburger at 12:47 AM on November 20, 2001

If it was me I'd probably be freaked out if some European sites started using my picture for unfunny photoshops. I don't blame him at all for trying to remain anonymous. I love how he asks for the photos not to be published then I later log on to fark and see these new photos ready for someone idiot to add Walken or Mr. T to the foreground.

Well technically he asks them to be resized, which I would assume would be thumbnails that you can't photoshop but they're pretty damn big. I'm also curious as to whether the webmasters of some of these sites are willing to give him a cut of the revenues for using his likeness. Doubt it.
posted by skallas at 1:14 AM on November 20, 2001

How could he possibly have survived the crash? This guy will turn out to be a fraud as well.
-- crunchburger

Was that a troll, or do you actually think that those photos were taken on 9/11?
posted by jpburns at 5:10 AM on November 20, 2001

See that little "11 28 '97" in the picture, crunch?
posted by rodii at 5:41 AM on November 20, 2001

er, guys... I think crunchburger might have been joking?
posted by spilon at 7:01 AM on November 20, 2001

If it doesn't have a little smiley face next to it, it must be serious.
posted by waxpancake at 7:42 AM on November 20, 2001

Here's the new Wired News article, revealing that the guy in the photo was the one who actually did the Photoshopping. Wired reporter Jeffrey Benner e-mailed me privately, saying that had the pictures on Friday, but "we didn't get the story up before he sent them to and they beat us to the punch."
posted by waxpancake at 8:28 AM on November 20, 2001

Mahir Cagri was turned into an object of mockery? Nay, we all love Mahir! We give him Webby! WE KISS HIM!!!!
posted by dhartung at 8:41 AM on November 20, 2001

what the hell is the tourist guy?
posted by Satapher at 5:22 PM on November 20, 2001

The "tourist guy" or "Waldo" was the subject of one of the more popular post-attack hoaxes. This Snopes article explains the whole story.
posted by waxpancake at 10:56 AM on November 21, 2001

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