We all need role models. Those people who unabashedly tell the truth and throw caution and self consciousness to the wind, even when they might have something to lose. That brings me to Al.
Just when I thought I couldn’t love Al Roker any more than I already do, he goes and does something so relatable, so completely HUMAN that I just had to fall in love with him all over again. It’s not because he seems like the ideal family man or that he always tells me to stay tuned for “what’s happening in my neck of the woods.” It’s not because he’s America’s sweetheart weatherman or because he presents as kind, funny and relatable. It’s because of this bit of breaking news:
Al Roker Admits to Sharting at the White House (story HERE)
First off, if you don’t know what a shart is, go HERE to find out.
Now you may think that this is a joke or an urban legend. You might not believe that 1) This actually happened (I mean even I would not trust a fart in the White House), or 2) Al Roker would actually confess to such a thing. But, low and behold, in his own words Roker shares his sharting experience with poise and dignity that only someone completely comfortable in their own skin (and stench) could muster.
And, people, he didn’t just share the experience – he shared it on Dateline NBC. Everyone knows Dateline is the most watched news show or something like that. Al Qaeda is probably watching the coverage right now.
In Al Roker’s own words,
“I probably went off and ate something I wasn’t supposed, and as I’m walking to the press room, I realized, ‘I have to pass a little gas here,’” he began. “And I thought, ‘Who’s going to know?’ Only, a little something extra came out.”
Nancy Snyderman was nice enough to point out that in fact he did POOP HIS PANTS. Yep, he did. So much so that he had to throw away his underwear in the bathroom. I hope the presidential dog didn’t find it.
Don’t believe me? Watch for yourself.
What can we learn from this?
- Sharting can happen anywhere, even in close proximity to the Leader of the Free World
- Sharting crosses all socio economic, age and professional barriers
- Sharting can be headline news
- You don’t have to be running a marathon or have the stomach flu to shart
- Gastic bypass has some nasty side effects
And, by the way, feel free to thank me for keeping you apprised on current events.
Thanks, Al, for keeping it real.
Got a shart story? Do share.