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'Cigar Guy' Creates Web Frenzy
Yahoo Buzz ^ | 10/05/10 | Claudine Zap

Posted on 10/06/2010 12:35:17 AM PDT by kik5150

A photographer for the Daily Mail got an amazing picture at the Ryder Cup of Tiger Woods flubbing a shot headed directly at the camera. He didn't duck and Tiger's golf ball actually hit the lens — but not before the image was captured midflight. The photo has been seen around the world.

But that's not what's captivating the Web. It's the amazingly unique look of the fan standing just to the right of Tiger's shoulder, chomping on a cigar, wearing a turban-like brown hat, and sporting a thick, Groucho Marx–style mustache. The spectator just steals the show.

And just like that, the "Cigar Guy" Internet star was born. The mystery man has been inserted in pictures and shared around the Web. Yahoo! searches for the mustachioed golf fan twirled up 675% in just one day. Searches were also popular on "Cigar Guy," "cigar guy ryder cup," and "cigar guy tiger woods."

It's the shot that launched a photo-editing frenzy: One image is of the now famous Tiger Woods photo, except everyone, including Tiger, has been turned into the Cigar Guy. Check it out here. There's the Cigar Guy on a Beatles album cover. And the Cigar Guy taking out Sonny Liston.

(Excerpt) Read more at buzz.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: cigar; cigarguy; thenewlooterguy; thenewtouristguy; tiger; tigerwoods; woods
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1 posted on 10/06/2010 12:35:20 AM PDT by kik5150
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To: kik5150

I didn’t know Cheech Marin had a son.


2 posted on 10/06/2010 12:49:53 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: AnnaZ; SevenofNine

ping


3 posted on 10/06/2010 12:55:15 AM PDT by monkapotamus
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To: kik5150
It really is a perfect picture ...and 'cigar guy' is absolutely perfect.


4 posted on 10/06/2010 1:03:36 AM PDT by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: spetznaz

A million-to-one shot, doc. A million-to-one....


5 posted on 10/06/2010 1:06:44 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: spetznaz

6 posted on 10/06/2010 1:39:24 AM PDT by InShanghai (I was born on the crest of a wave, and rocked in the cradle of the deep.)
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To: InShanghai

You owe me a monitor and a keyboard...

And you can apologize to my wife for waking her up at 4:30 am, too.


7 posted on 10/06/2010 1:45:05 AM PDT by turfmann
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To: turfmann

Just re-posting what’s in the article... I had a pretty good guffaw at that too!

Oh, and my sincere apologies to Mrs. Turfmann :-)


8 posted on 10/06/2010 1:53:26 AM PDT by InShanghai (I was born on the crest of a wave, and rocked in the cradle of the deep.)
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To: kik5150

9 posted on 10/06/2010 1:55:16 AM PDT by edpc (It's Kräusened)
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To: InShanghai

10 posted on 10/06/2010 1:55:17 AM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the world safe for Marxism)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Nope, it's the clone of Jerry Colonna

11 posted on 10/06/2010 1:56:56 AM PDT by Krankor
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To: kik5150

One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I don’t know.


12 posted on 10/06/2010 2:11:34 AM PDT by highlander_UW (Education is too important to abdicate control of it to the government)
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To: kik5150

13 posted on 10/06/2010 2:15:20 AM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the world safe for Marxism)
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To: kik5150

14 posted on 10/06/2010 2:28:54 AM PDT by Jaxter ("Pro Aris et Focis")
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To: InShanghai

good one


15 posted on 10/06/2010 2:37:06 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: SevenofNine; AnnaZ

16 posted on 10/06/2010 2:41:14 AM PDT by monkapotamus
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To: kik5150

17 posted on 10/06/2010 2:45:35 AM PDT by Pharmboy (What always made the state a hell has been that man tried to make it heaven-Hoelderlin)
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To: kik5150
The 2010 version of this guy:
18 posted on 10/06/2010 2:47:27 AM PDT by Nate505
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To: kik5150
Wow, didn't take someone long to make the same connection!


19 posted on 10/06/2010 2:51:41 AM PDT by Nate505
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To: kik5150

He’s the fourth annual internet man of the year.

Past winners include Tourist Guy, Rage Boy and Looter Guy. Honorable mention goes to the NTSA Guy and various critters with dubious expressions.


20 posted on 10/06/2010 3:09:37 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Nate505; STARWISE; maggief; penelopesire; onyx; Liz

GOt a feeling cigar guy would be flying the plane.


21 posted on 10/06/2010 3:18:08 AM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: edpc

Obviously that WASN’T Monica Bill groped.


22 posted on 10/06/2010 3:26:58 AM PDT by rickb308 (Nothing good ever came from someone yelling "Allah Snackbar")
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To: C210N

Good Ubu. Sit!


23 posted on 10/06/2010 3:30:19 AM PDT by rickb308 (Nothing good ever came from someone yelling "Allah Snackbar")
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To: RegulatorCountry

But you forgot “Jumping-thru-flaming-hoops-guy!”
Granted, you might not be able to see the caterpillar under his nose, but it’s there!


24 posted on 10/06/2010 3:32:23 AM PDT by rickb308 (Nothing good ever came from someone yelling "Allah Snackbar")
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To: monkapotamus

We have to get the Looter Guy in there too!


25 posted on 10/06/2010 4:00:38 AM PDT by rlmorel (The voice of tyranny starts out smooth.)
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To: rickb308

I have no idea what you’re talking about!


26 posted on 10/06/2010 4:07:39 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: rlmorel

He’s there.


27 posted on 10/06/2010 4:08:57 AM PDT by monkapotamus
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To: All

It’s a great picture to be sure but I want to know why was the photographer standing in front of Tiger when he’s trying to make a shot ???


28 posted on 10/06/2010 4:13:31 AM PDT by Mopp4
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To: rickb308
The pics a while back of Iraqi/Iranian(?) military training. Sorry, Pali cops. LOL That mustache is on that guy. I'd bet on it! Photobucket
29 posted on 10/06/2010 4:17:13 AM PDT by rickb308 (Nothing good ever came from someone yelling "Allah Snackbar")
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To: Mopp4

In the real photgraph, you can see the photographers to the left. They basically made a corridor for the greenside shot and Tiger mishit it. Whether it was due to the lie of the ball or poor execution (probably both), the bad shot makes it look like the cameraman is right in front of him.


30 posted on 10/06/2010 4:22:51 AM PDT by edpc (It's Kräusened)
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To: kik5150

31 posted on 10/06/2010 4:32:27 AM PDT by mirkwood (Paul LePage for governor)
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To: kik5150

Can somebody photoshop the face of Cigar Guy on the body of Vacation Girl?


32 posted on 10/06/2010 4:39:03 AM PDT by BlueLancer (I'm getting a fine tootsy-frootsying right here...)
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To: Krankor
I thought of Colona myself, not the real guy, but the animated version from the Looney Tunes(?) short.
33 posted on 10/06/2010 4:50:50 AM PDT by BallyBill (WARNING:Taking me serious could cause stress related illness.)
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To: InShanghai

All the 7-11’s in Wales must have been closed!


34 posted on 10/06/2010 4:54:27 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: kik5150
I like the original "Cigar Guy" much better.


U.S. Marine Nick Popaditch
also Republican Congressional Candidate, California 51st District

35 posted on 10/06/2010 4:57:05 AM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: Roscoe Karns; mikrofon; martin_fierro; dead

Have you guys see Cigar Guy? I want to see a picture of him and Tourist Guy and Lootie all together.


36 posted on 10/06/2010 5:11:27 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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37 posted on 10/06/2010 5:19:32 AM PDT by dangerdoc
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To: Krankor

Close. But no cigar.


38 posted on 10/06/2010 5:25:40 AM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: windcliff; onedoug

ping


39 posted on 10/06/2010 5:28:11 AM PDT by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: spetznaz

This photograph has Norman Rockwell written all over it...


40 posted on 10/06/2010 5:37:30 AM PDT by SkiKnee
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To: InShanghai

That photoshop is absolutely outstanding.


41 posted on 10/06/2010 5:41:09 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: kik5150; All

Thanks, everybody. I needed a laugh today!


42 posted on 10/06/2010 5:41:40 AM PDT by clintonh8r ("Let them eat lobster cake." Michelle Antoinette, vacation #6.)
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43 posted on 10/06/2010 5:43:04 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: stylecouncilor

Funny. ´Wonder what he´s smoking.


44 posted on 10/06/2010 5:43:22 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: edpc

Thanks....I know the corridors they make are usually very small but I thought he was really being ridiculous...lol..


45 posted on 10/06/2010 5:55:00 AM PDT by Mopp4
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46 posted on 10/06/2010 6:33:05 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (First there was nothing. Then it exploded.)
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To: kik5150

Thw turban goes over his ears so most likely the guy is a Sikh and nto a member of the ROP.


47 posted on 10/06/2010 7:48:18 AM PDT by GraceG
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48 posted on 10/06/2010 7:51:06 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: monkapotamus
omglol... you got practically everyone in there. Even camouflage bank man. rotf.

BTW, another guy with an oddball wig made it into the followup shot of Tiger.





Just what kind of an audience does golf attract anyway?!

49 posted on 10/06/2010 8:21:51 AM PDT by AnnaZ (I keep 2 magnums in my desk.One's a gun and I keep it loaded.Other's a bottle and it keeps me loaded)
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To: monkapotamus

LOL...I see him now! Missed him!


50 posted on 10/06/2010 9:09:48 AM PDT by rlmorel (The voice of tyranny starts out smooth.)
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