A GIF image created from a video could show the entire surface... You lose!

So a composite rather than a single photo?

You lose again.

Just because you do the compositing across time rather than space doesn't magically mean it isn't a composite.

Is the surface of the Earth 2D or 3D??? Ass handed to you again! Looks pretty 3D to me in this 2D picture.

By definition the surface of any object is 2D.

A point on the surface is restricted in motion to 2 (non-Euclidean) dimensions. If you move in the third dimension you are no longer on the surface.

If you are 100 m above the surface are you on the surface? NO!

Here is a nice simple definition of a surface:

a continuous set of points that has length and breadth but no thickness.

So you aren't arguing with me, you are arguing with Google.

Or oxford dictionary:

Geometry

A continuous set of points that has length and breadth but no thickness.

Or dictionary.com

Geometry. any figure having only two dimensions; part or all of the boundary of a solid.

or merriam webster:

: a plane or curved two-dimensional locus of points (such as the boundary of a three-dimensional region) plane surface surface of a sphere

These sure make it seem like a surface is 2D, and unlike you I don't need to blatantly lie about the results.

The Earth, as a physical entity in 3D space, is 3D, but its surface is 2D.

Just like a piece of paper, as it has thickness is in fact 3D, but its surface (or the face of a sheet) is 2D as you are now bound to a set of points and only have 2 degrees of freedom. This still applies if you roll the paper up into a cylinder.