Thursday, December 14, 2006

Unless you're as media savvy and desperate for attention as someone like Reichen (who, frankly, really didn't have enough actual "talent" to remain a celebrity anyway) there aren't too many things you can parlay the title of "Tallest Man in the World" into. There's no column waiting to be written and there's certainly no breakfast cereal for you to endorse.

Despite this fundamental truth, there appeared to be a media opportunity for The Tallest Man in the World - one Bao Xishun from Inner Mongolia and he was sharp enough to pick up on it and run.

When two dolphins absent mindedly ate the side of their plastic pool they fell ill Bao Xishun from Inner Mongolia slowly worked his abnormally long and probably freakish arms into the necks of those dolphins and fished (ha!) that plastic out from their stomachs. Seeing as only the hate-ridden are indifferent to the plight of dolphins, he is now more or less an international hero.

Celebrity animal rescuing aside, there are plenty of things he could develop this into. For instance, he could freelance as a celebrity farm animal birther or he could go into business as a professional fister for the chronically needy who look for sincere depth rather than width per se.

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