Are we boring you?

One can never be sure what ball Life’s bowler is going to direct our way.

In 1971, the well known, erudite and gentile American talk show host, Dick Cavett, had on his show the 72 year old Jeremy Rodale one of the earliest advocates of organic farming.  He believed, as many now do, that healthy organic foods and natural remedies were the keys to longevity.  During his interview, Rodale said, “I’m in such good health that I fell down a long flight of stairs yesterday and I laughed all the way,” “I’ve decided to live to be a hundred,” and  “I never felt better in my life!”

Whilst interviewing another guest, the New York Post columnist Pete Hamill, Rodale made a snoring noise.  Hamill leaned over to Cavett and said, “This looks bad.” Though he later disputed it, Cavett was reputed to have said, “Are we boring you, Mr. Rodale?”  Rodale had just died of a massive heart attack.  The show was never broadcast.

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