Is this what courageous and epic have been boiled down to in people's minds? For a man in his 30s to believe he was becoming some kind of a folk-hero for this immature silliness is laughable, but disturbing because he thinks a minor act like this is courageous, never mind epic. Try watching the new movie "Courageous" by Sherwood Pictures and get a real idea of what it means to have courage. Try being a real man and father by sacrificing your time, energy and resources for those who depend on you for love and support. Try fighting in your country's military if you want to be courageous. Try going to a third-world country and looking poverty, disease and death directly in the eye if you want to be courageous. Try actually doing something that has significance or meaning in the broader scheme of things, like Ray Comfort.
Comfort produced a 33-minute documentary called "180" (http://180movie.com/) in which he juxtaposes the Holocaust and abortion. Do you think he will get any flak from that? You bet he will, and already has, but he has also changed the hearts of numerous people towards abortion, and has already saved the lives of many unborn children, due to his video. That takes courage, something that Comfort has tons of and knows a lot about. I implore you to please watch this documentary.
So, courageous and epic? I am glad the hot dog thrower immediately went down on the ground and put his hands behind his back, getting ready for arrest, because you are not a real man and must sit down, or lie down in your misguided, cowardly state. Ray Comfort, on the other hand, please stand up - you are a real man!
Fan explains why he threw hot dog at Tiger Woods
The Associated Press
PETALUMA, Calif. - A California man arrested for throwing a hot dog at Tiger Woods during a tournament said he wanted to do something "courageous and epic."
Brandon Kelly of Petaluma told the Santa Rosa Press Democrat on Tuesday that he's a fan of Woods and got the idea after watching "Drive" - a recently released movie starring Ryan Gosling as a stunt driver who moonlights as a getaway driver.
"I threw the hot dog toward Tiger Woods because I was inspired by the movie 'Drive,'" Kelly said. "As soon as the movie ended, I thought to myself, 'I have to do something courageous and epic. I have to throw a hot dog on the green in front of Tiger.'"
The Santa Clara Sheriff's Office confirmed to The Associated Press on Wednesday that the 31-year-old Kelly threw the wiener at Woods.
Kelly was arrested for disturbing the peace Sunday after yelling Woods' name and tossing a hot dog in his direction during the Frys.com Open in San Martin.
"When I looked up, the hot dog was already in the air," Woods said. "The bun was kind of disintegrating."
Woods backed off his birdie putt during the disturbance and ended up missing the 18-foot putt.
"Some guy just came running on the green, and he had a hot dog, and evidently ... I don't know how he tried to throw it, but I was kind of focusing on my putt when he started yelling," Woods said after the tournament. "Next thing I know, he laid on the ground, and looked like he wanted to be arrested because he ... put his hands behind his back and turned his head."
Kelly posted on his Facebook page Sunday morning a photo of a hot dog in his hand in front of his vehicle's steering wheel and speedometer, the newspaper reported.
Sgt. Jose Cardoza, a spokesman for the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office, said that Kelly's misdemeanouroffence would likely result in a fine and community service.