There is an inexplicable tendancy among human beings to look for information, not from the qualified and knowledgeable, but from the rich and famous. A prime example would be the reporting in the newspapers today of the view of the footballer David Beckham on theEU referendum. So why is he considered an authority? Not only has he spent much of the last 20 years living outside the UK, he's not actually renowned for his intelligence. These quotes will perhaps illustrate my point.
“I definitely want Brooklyn to be christened, but I don't know into what religion yet. “
“My parents have been there for me, ever since I was about seven. “
“Alex Ferguson is the best manager I’ve ever had at this level. Well, he’s the only manager I’ve actually had at this level. But he’s the best manager I’ve ever had. “
So in this vein this is Dave Asprey. A very wealthy American businessman, who, for some reason, has so far escaped an entry on the“Encyclopedia of American loons”. He has a fairly standard list of looney views, including advocating homeopathy and inventing his own, unremarkable diet. He's nonetheless considered very influential with the public in the field of health & fitness.
Possibly my favourite bit of delusional bollocks coming from him is his assertion that men should not orgasm more frequently than dictated by a special formula, Age, minus 7, divided by four. Using this formula your average 16 year old would have to wait about 2 days between events. I think most young men that age would be hard put to leave it two hours.
And DZ at his age, should be leaving it over two weeks! Fuck off Dave, you're having a larf! Apart from anything else we have prostate cancer to ward off.
Dave has also firmly announced his intention to live to be 180 years old. Good luck with that one Dave. I think you'll find eventually that, as all Discworld fans know, when death comes to visit you he's not come for an argument.