A couple of days ago, a photographer named Mark Pain nearly met his maker when a ball flew past his head while he was snapping pics of Tiger Woods at the Ryder Cup. Instead, Pain came away with a photographic masterpiece, complete with a speeding bullet golf ball aimed right at the lens. As many savvy fans quickly pointed out, however, Pain’s imminent, er, pain isn’t even close to the highlight of the picture. May I direct your attention to the right, please?
Cigar Guy Meme Wins The Internet
Dlisted.com tipped me off to a quickly circulating Cigar Guy meme (as he’s becoming known) — because, really, it’s more fun if this dude is omnipresent at the Celtic Manor Resort in Wales than watching shamed Tiger do his thing.
Reddit gets full credit, though it’s begging for your Photoshop enhancement. Perhaps something like this?
I sense some versatility here and would love to see where the Cigar Guy meme could take us. Perhaps he’ll be as well-traveled as the Sad Keanu memes that just don’t get old. Incidentally, Keanu recently got wind of the online phenomenon he unwittingly inspired and said this: “Well, it sounds like harmless, good clean fun.”
Now go have fun, Photoshop masters.
Caroline Walker is a Brooklyn-based freelance writer and editor. She has worked in both the entertainment and the nonprofit sector. Walker holds a BA from the University of Southern California and an MA from New York University’s Gallatin School.