Why the Fascination?
Since the introduction of the Internet and other relevant technology, the ability to place oursevles in comic or funny situations has been appealing. Take the popular Demotivational Posters, which take scenes from television, movies, comics, and even personal images in order to promote an unmotivational message, in a parody of Motivational Posters.
Adobe's Photoshop software has not only become a popular resource amoung desktop publishers, graphic designers, website designers, and photographers, but also to the regular users who enjoy using the software's vast amount of features to change images and pictures to something more interesting than originally pictured.
In the case of Mt. Rushmore, the ability to place in the image of an individual or four individuals has an appeal, especially if you use the images of popular charcters or celebrities to represent something. For instance, this image was the winner of the PhotoChopz 2008 photo contest, which asked members to change the iconic image with something interesting. This depicts the four most popular characters in Nintendo's history, who are also the most popular characters in the Super Mario Brothers video game series - Mario, his brother Luigi, Yoshi, and Princess Peach.
If you've ever come across a funny image such as this, you might wonder, "How can I do that?" Actually, the process of placing your image on Mt. Rushmore with Photoshop only takes a short amount of time, depending on the level of your know-how and how much you want to invest.