The World’s Least Interesting Man

Stay thirsty my friends.

With those words, a beer company has created a legend.

He lives vicariously through himself.

He once had an awkward moment, just to see how it would feel.

The police often question him, just because they find him interesting.

His blood is made of cologne.

His personality is so magnetic, he cannot carry credit cards.

Even his enemies list him as their emergency contact.

He is…the most interesting man in the world.

He now even offers advice on various important topics.

“There is a time and place for pick-up lines. The time is never. You can figure out the place on your own.”

While discussing the most interesting man in the world with coworkers, we joked that this Colombian adventure seeker and life of every party in real life was probably a boring every day guy.

It turns out, sadly enough, that he is just some Jewish actor who is most likely not even South American.

Although his identity was revealed a few days ago, I will not say his name. Let people do their own research.

Yet what I take away from this is that beyond commercials, there are so many people that we put on pedestals that have no business being there. One of the main reasons is political correctness.

One example of this is Tiger Woods. Just to be clear, Tiger deserves every ounce of success he has achieved. He is one of the greatest golfers of all time. Yet the fascination with him is bizarre. For one thing, golf itself is colossally boring. Even if one rejects that assertion, there is no denying that Tiger Woods is duller than dishwater. Listen to him give a press conference. He is boring. This is not a criticism. Again, the man is a golfer.

So why does the media fawn over his every move? Because he is multi-racial. He is racially all of us. Yet despite trying to turn this man into a unifying factor, he has repeatedly stated that he just wants to keep quiet and golf.

This is ironic. Most celebrities refuse to shut up, despite nobody of any relevance wanting to hear what they have to say. Yet Tiger, who has never publicly expressed an opinion on anything not involving spending all day hitting a little white ball into a small hole, is treated like the second coming.

Yet if Tiger Woods is projected onto others, his hero worship is nothing compared to how the media treats Barack Obama. Unlike Mr. Woods, Mr. Obama has not done anything yet. He won a popularity contest. Great. That is equivalent to being drafted. He has barely stepped onto the field, and already the media wants him in the Hall of Fame.

The fact is, while his being bi-racial and getting elected was a first in American politics, outside of that President Obama is a fairly dull guy being held up as a fascinating individual.

He is beyond normal. He is ultra-conventional. He is Al Gore, John Kerry, and Michael Dukakis all rolled into one. His beliefs are ordinary and non-descript. His family is typical.

This is not an indictment of the man. It is a criticism of the media that holds him up as if he were some suave South American folk hero.

The man killed a fly with his hands, and the media celebrates it. A crowd even once cheered at a campaign rally when he announced that he had to blow his nose.

I remember when David Letterman made a joke about Joseph Lieberman in 2000.

“You know what the really interesting thing about Joseph Lieberman is? Actually, there’s nothing interesting about Joseph Lieberman.”

Why are these jokes about Barack Obama not coming?

Picture him in the beer commercials.

“His face is tilted at a 56 degree angle to convey seriousness that mere mortals cannot understand.”

“He is a world class athlete who can jump 20 feet just to reach his nose.”

“He can get Iowa corn farmers to grow arugula, while others cannot even spell the word.”

“His teleprompter has a teleprompter.”

“He once killed a fly with his bare hands, leading to a media holiday.”

“His trips to the restroom are the hottest selling items on eBay.”

“He made Joe Biden Vice President and Hillary Clinton Secretary of State to successfully get them both out of government.”

“His prime time news conferences are dedicated to his own popularity in prime time news conferences.”

“He is…the least interesting man in the world.”

I think I would rather hang out with the fictional Dos Equis guy.

“Stay thirsty, my friends.”


5 Responses to “The World’s Least Interesting Man”

  1. Dav Lev says:

    I watched a DVD the other day “Frost-Nixon”.

    One thing about Nixon, he was anything but dull.
    His mistake was in not admitting to Watergate..from the get go,
    and appreciating that US news reporting is quickly replaced by
    something at least as sensational, if not unimportant.

    Nixon, like Obama, inherited a was that had lost it’s appeal ( I recall
    that at the beginning of the Iraqi invasoin, it was anticipated that once
    1,000 US had died in the fighting..we Americans would want out.
    That was 5 year ago, and 3200 less dead. We are still there, notwithstanding Obama’s pledge to get US out within 12-18 months.

    Yeah, he is removing our troops from the cities..( to be replaced by
    more lethal insurgent bombings of mosques, funerals, weddings,
    farmer’s markets, police stations) and relocating them to Afghanistan,
    to fight 60 million Pashtun youth.

    When asked, Bush gave as our motivation in going into Iraq, the removal
    of the Saddam Hussein to be replaced by democracy.

    Obama says that we want to defeat the Taliban (not replace the government) which have become a menace again (after their defeat in
    2001). His generals support the policy with their jargon that if Afghanistan will the US effort to stop terrorism worldwide, it again being
    a safe haven.

    Folks the Taliban did NOT attack the US, Al Qaeda did, supported by
    rich Saudis.

    I have advocated for decades that we invade Arabia to take over
    their oil fields. I am now advocating we reverse the defeat of the Shah
    who did not threaten his nighbords with destruction, or his people shout
    death to the Americans, to Israel, and to the Zionists (Jews) by sending
    in two divisions of US marines..and 3 divisions of army., relocated from
    Afghanistan and Iraq to secure their oil fields. It would be easy.
    A parachute drop over Western Arabia…with Humvees or Hummers.

    Talk about dull, what in heavens name is Obama thinking?
    Where is his mind I ask?

    He is now getting around to criticizing Iran’s for it’s threat of violence
    against it’s own people, yet offers nothing more.

    As with No. Korea, hows about a UNSC resolution enforcing
    the pro-democracy movement..backed up by the interdiction
    of Iranian oil vessels? Now that would send a message we can
    all appreciate.

    Personally, I like Obama as an individual. But I voted for McCain,
    not because of his personality, but his policies.

    If he were President he would now be sending our fleets to
    No. Korea and Iran…as a warning.

  2. Toma says:

    Dav, personally I don’t like Obama. I don’t like his attitude, demeanor, politics, religion, looks, smile, speech or any of his ideas, if he actually has any ideas. I think most of what he thinks and says is not his.

    He has not and will not support the people of Iran or Israel for one reason, he is Muslem. He has proved this with his apology tour and silence now. However, some obscure Representative in the House has taken a public stand in support of the Iranian people. And the Iran protestors are reminding the Islamocrats what happened to Saddam. But where is George W. when you need him. The Iranians are asking for help that will not come. Obama will let them die unless the American people intervene.


  3. ajmontana says:

    Odopey is an eraser with ears. The thirsty guy I just knew was a dwebe.
    That being said, Eric, shot you an e-mail yesterday, did you have a chance to see it?


  4. Laree says:

    Happy Father’s Day & George Washington Father of Our Nation.

    What Would Dad Do?

  5. Micky 2 says:

    So far Krauthammer is the only one who gets it.

    “All hangs in the balance. The Khamenei regime is deciding whether to do a Tiananmen. And what side is the Obama administration taking? None. Except for the desire that this “vigorous debate” (press secretary Robert Gibbs’ disgraceful euphemism) over election “irregularities” not stand in the way of U.S.-Iranian engagement on nuclear weapons.”

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