For a movie that's just barely crossed the $30 million mark at the domestic box office, there seems to be an awful lot of real-life shenanigans that have been inspired by Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive. First a woman decided to sue the distributor for false advertising because she claims the trailers suggested a film more like Fast Five (oh, and also the characters were apparently anti-semitic). And now we have a guy whose random attempt to throw a hot dog at Tiger Woods last week during the Frys.com Open has resulted in him blaming Drive, too, for inspiring him to do something "epic." Yup, because everyone knows throwing a hot dog at a golfer is one of the most epic things you can do with your spare time.
In some lame attempt to explain away his actions, 31-year-old Brandon Kelly had this to say: "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.'"
In case you were wondering, the film itself has absolutely nothing to do with hot dogs or Tiger Woods or even acts of epicness (okay, the scene in the elevator is pretty badass, we'll give it that), and so not only was his hot dog-throwing act ridiculously moronic, but he also did it in the name of the wrong film. Now if you tried to rob a hot dog stand after watching Ocean's Eleven, we'd call you an idiot, but at least we'd understand where you were coming from.
But this? Really dude? That's the most epic and courageous thing you could think of? How about climbing up the side of a tall building, or asking out the girl of your dreams, or jumping out of a plane? Or ... ah hell, we guess Tiger kinda deserves it anyway. Which begs the question: Who's a bigger fool -- the fool or the fool who throws a dog at him?
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