Tuesday , January 18 2022

Those Tricky Animal Metaphors

Richard Gere’s odd serenity leads me to believe he either knows a lot more or a lot less than most of the rest of us. Maybe it’s less:

    Actor Richard Gere’s animal magnetism has won him the unwelcome accolade of being declared the year’s worst celebrity waffler by Britain’s Plain English Campaign.

    Once voted the World’s Sexiest Man, Gere Wednesday carried off the campaign’s Foot in Mouth award for 2002’s most baffling celebrity quote after comparing himself to a giraffe in a newspaper interview.

    “I know who I am. No one else knows who I am. If I was a giraffe, and someone said I was a snake, I’d think, no, actually I’m a giraffe,” he told Britain’s Guardian newspaper in June. [Reuters]

Hey, stand up for your giraffe-ness Richard. (I won’t say anyting about gerbils – swear) I don’t recall hearing about anyone mistaking a giraffe for a snake, but then Oliver Sacks had a patient who mistook his wife for a hat, so you never know.

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About Eric Olsen

Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: [email protected], Facebook.com/amhaunted, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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