…not that Dos Equis guy. And I can prove it. Gone from this Earth for 101 years now, Colonel William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody is more interesting by far than the guy in the commercials. Although I must admit that Augustin Legrand, the actor who plays “the most interesting man in the world” in the beer ads has a pretty striking beard, almost as striking as Buffalo Bill’s.
But judge for yourself. Here’s a look at some of the claims made by That Dos Equis Guy (TDEG for short) and the true feats of Buffalo Bill Cody. Let the smackdown begin:
TDEG: “His beard alone has experienced more than a lesser man’s entire body.”
What a joke. Did TDEG and his beard hunt and shoot 68 buffalo in eight hours like Cody did to win a competition for the Buffalo Bill nickname? That’s about one every seven minutes, Mr. TDEG. The crew of the railroad where Buffalo Bill was working was well-fed for many days after that event. Did you ever feed a crew of hungry railroad workers, Mr. TDEG.? I didn’t think so.
TDEG: “If he were to mail a letter without postage, it would still get there.”
But would he carry that letter himself? By the time he was 14, Read More