Posts Tagged ‘John Fairfax’

Yes, but did his mom have a tattoo with his name on it?

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Find out what it is in life that you don’t do well, and then don’t do that thing.”

Jamie Weinstein of the Daily Caller tells us that The real-life most interesting man in the world passes – John Fairfax, Who Rowed Across Oceans, Dies at 74, who apparently, like the fictional Most Interesting Man in the World (a.k.a. TMIMITW), thought that “it’s never too early to start beefing up your obituary”

At 9, he settled a dispute with a pistol. At 13, he lit out for the Amazon jungle.

At 20, he attempted suicide-by-jaguar. Afterward he was apprenticed to a pirate. To please his mother, who did not take kindly to his being a pirate, he briefly managed a mink farm, one of the few truly dull entries on his otherwise crackling résumé, which lately included a career as a professional gambler.

Obituarists live for the day when they can write an obit like that.

Here’s the fictional TMIMITW,

“Stay thirsty, my friends.”