Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Cigar Man Hits Limelight

Thanks to photographer Mark Pain’s fluke photograph at the Ryder Cup 2010 in South Wales, the Internet has gone viral with searches for the identity of the “Cigar Man” with Groucho Marx, Rastafarian features (some say he’s Jonny Quest’s Hadji) standing in the photo in an outfit believed to represent Spanish golfer Miguel Angel Jimenez. The photo shows the ball flying right towards the photographer, who was indeed hit in the next instant. Woods was furious as it was his poor strike of the ball, not Pain’s position, that caused the photographer to be hit.

The bad shot for Tiger produced a great shot by Pain, and bloggers are now photoshopping the image onto album covers and numerous other famous photographs of sporting events. Some say the “Cigar Man” picture is one of the best sports pictures ever taken. No word yet on the identity of the mysterious spectator.


Blogger Cigar Man said...

Ha! Ha!

This is hysterical. How did you hear about this?

10/06/2010 10:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hah! Hah! Those photos are hilarious. Oh, god. The boxing Cigar Man is a scream.

Does anyone have any idea why in the world the cigar guy is getting so much attention? What's going on?

10/06/2010 11:27 AM  
Anonymous Observer said...

This blog is like a box of chocolates.

Does anybody know who or what is behind the logic of this development? I would think the main story would be about the ball.

What is it about the Cigar Man?


10/06/2010 1:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check this out.

10/06/2010 6:35 PM  
Blogger The Navigator said...


10/06/2010 7:06 PM  
Blogger Sirocco said...

You know, I've always pictured Cigar Man looking almost exactly like that ....

10/07/2010 6:27 AM  
Anonymous Thomas said...

Be Frugal Blog is offering a $1000 Reward for his identity.

10/07/2010 12:48 PM  

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