The Most Interesting Blog Post in the World
Stop arguing about the health insurance mandate and go read this profile of Dos Equis’ ubiquitous pitchman:
A montage of highlights from the real life of Jonathan Goldsmith might include (had there been cameras present) footage of him rescuing a stranded climber on Mt. Whitney, saving a drowning girl in Malibu, sailing the high seas with his friend Fernando Lamas (the inspiration for his Interesting persona and, according to Goldsmith, “the greatest swordsman who ever lived in Hollywood”), and starting a successful network marketing business (“I was a hustler, a very good hustler”), which, for a while, anyway, enabled him to flee Hollywood for an estate in the Sierras.
This was actually my favorite part of the interview
Among the outtakes might be glimpses of his stint as a waterless-car-wash entrepreneur. “I love the old philosophers,” he said. “I have a large library. I am not a die-hard sports fan. I love to cut wood.”
Non sequiturs are, apparently, intensely interesting.Report
This is a refreshing pause from the Obamacare debate.Report
Seconded. Also, Will nice tagsReport
Thanks! Glad somebody noticed my lame attempts at humor.Report
Thirded. My current consulting gig is inside a big health insurance outfit.
The most interesting man I ever met was a CIA agent in Niger Republic. My folks knew him quite well: he made no bones of what he did. I was just a little boy at the time. He would go on to shape my life in surprising ways. His best friend was a brutish soldier named Thierry from the Légion étrangère. My mother once asked Thierry to open a bottle of Fanta. He simply broke the top off the glass bottle against a cement wall and proffered it. Puzzled that she wouldn’t accept it back, he apologized, then drank the whole thing at one gulp.Report
“I also love the easy-opening can“.Report