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October 15, 2010 10:48 AM   Subscribe

"[London investment analyst Rupesh] Shingadia’s journey to fame began when London Daily Mail photographer Mark Pain captured an amazing image of Tiger Woods botching a chip shot on the 18th hole during the Ryder Cup competition. But all anyone talked about was the googly-eyed guy in the gallery behind Woods, wearing a ginger wig, Groucho Marx mustache and chomping on an enormous cigar ... [He] purchased his costume online to dress up as one of his favorite golfers, Spanish pro Miguel Angel Jimenez." * He's become a Photoshop celebrity.

His favorite Cigar Guy photoshop is the Simpsons one *
posted by ericb (14 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Other 'Cigar Guy' Photoshops.
posted by ericb at 10:49 AM on October 15, 2010


Now I know I'm getting really good at the internet. The moment I saw that photo, my eye jumped from Tiger over to cigar guy and I said to mrs. betachat: "That guy is about to be everywhere."
posted by felix betachat at 11:03 AM on October 15, 2010 [2 favorites]


I'm calling this now: Cigar Guy is going to be the #1 Halloween costume for 2010. (Sorry, Antoine Dodson.)
posted by 23skidoo at 11:06 AM on October 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


I don't know; I like the guy in the red jacket and white baseball cap over on the left of the original. He should show up in more photos. He just looks so dismayed.
posted by Faint of Butt at 11:17 AM on October 15, 2010


Not to mention the blue cardboard periscope in left of the photo. Hey, let's go watch some golf!
posted by R. Mutt at 11:26 AM on October 15, 2010


How do you know you're living in the future? Two words: Photoshop celebrity.
posted by hippybear at 11:29 AM on October 15, 2010


None of the photoshops are better than the original, it is full of awesome and not just cigar guy.
posted by stbalbach at 11:42 AM on October 15, 2010 [2 favorites]


I like the guy in the red jacket and white baseball cap over on the left of the original. He should show up in more photos. He just looks so dismayed.

I think that's Tiger's long-time caddy and friend Steve Williams. He often looks dismayed.
posted by robstercraw at 11:44 AM on October 15, 2010


here's the original photoshop for those of you who haven't seen it
posted by kakarott999 at 1:10 PM on October 15, 2010 [3 favorites]


I personally prefer the child peeking out from between the legs.
posted by Megafly at 1:34 PM on October 15, 2010


The periscope has a diagram of a periscope on it.
posted by mendel at 1:37 PM on October 15, 2010


Ohhh, it's a wig. I thought he was a Sikh.
posted by uosuaq at 2:45 PM on October 15, 2010


There's actually a better one on reddit that's got more of the faces substituted all the way back (the "famous" one only goes back a couple of rows). I would link to it but the margins of this book are too sma
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 3:45 PM on October 15, 2010


For a guy who says he's a bit reserved and not interested in publicity, going to a major public event in that get up was not the way to go. Still, more power to him, he seems to be taking it in stride and getting a good laugh.
posted by Rarebit Fiend at 10:09 PM on October 15, 2010


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