I'm here with Victoria from reddit for my second AMA. Last time was a lot of fun and we raised a good amount of money for landmine and bomb removal in Vietnam. I'm asking for your help again, reddit, but this time to help clear landmines and bombs in Cambodia.

Money for landmine removal is dropping in Cambodia, but the threat remains. We need your help.

Go to www.prizeo.com/jonathan to see a video we made at a military testing facility and while there enter to win a day with me taking falconry lessons as well as an off-road driving class at the Land Rover Experience Driving school in Manchester, VT.

Sure, you could win an unforgettable day, but more importantly you will raise money to save lives and limbs.

Mines Advisory Group is doing great work.

Proof: http://i.imgur.com/ln28eag.jpg

Ok, reddit, ask me anything.

Update: It's very flattering to me that anybody wants to communicate, or cares about my position on things. And I guess the only thing I would like to share is that we can all make a difference. We have to look outside of ourselves, come from a place of service, and we can all ameliorate the human condition. Each in his own way. And giving is far more valuable than receiving. To be able to make a difference in somebody less fortunate's life is the greatest gift of all.

So I do want to thank reddit, and all of the people who have been kind enough to care about what I have to say, and who have been fans, I really appreciate it. Keep drinking responsibly, and stay thirsty for all things.


And I hope you will take seriously the fact that each of us can make a difference. And each of us are instrumental to change and hope and encouragement. And yes, each one of us can change the world just a little bit. And collectively we can make a helluva difference.

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hastyconch3176 karma

What's Chuck Norris like?

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama4924 karma

He was a very good student.

FuzzySockPuppet2675 karma

Is it true that you once warned a psychic?

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama2922 karma


MotherOfDragonflies1366 karma


Iam_jgoldsmith_ama3335 karma

I could, but it's highly personal. And I don't want to break her heart again.

some-call-me-tim2321 karma

Would you be willing to be in the next Expendables?

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama2662 karma

I think it's a wonderful idea.

JaiOhBe2189 karma


Iam_jgoldsmith_ama2630 karma

Get a catheter!

BadReynolds1845 karma

When you're in character as The Most Interesting Man in the World," are you speaking in your natural speaking voice or is that part of the bit? How did you get involved with the bomb removal effort in Cambodia?

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama2551 karma

Victoria, why don't you answer the question?

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama2428 karma

It also depends on the time of day. I have a twilight voice: I have a secretive voice: and I have a real secret voice that only you know, Victoria.

CaptainPhillips11473 karma

What was your reaction when you found out how big the "Most Interesting Man in the World character" became?

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama2369 karma

Well, of course i was delighted. And I must say I was surprised. When the campaign came out, nobody had expectations of it becoming as successful a campaign as it is. So I'm delighted, I feel very blessed, and extremely lucky.

MasqueRaccoon1261 karma

It's always nice to see someone using their celebrity to support a good cause. What originally drew you to land mine removal?

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama2128 karma

What drew me to it was a trip with another organization, where I went to Vietnam, and I saw the horrible results of ordnance that was left behind from a 40 year old war! I mean, the Vietnam situation ceased 40 years ago, and still, every day, children and farmers were injured and crippled and killed. And how could i not help? I have always been involved with giving back to causes for children, ever since I started working at 18 years old for the Herald Tribune Fresh Air Fund. And always been involved with kids, and to see these beautiful kids who were crippled and maimed, I knew I had to get involved and any way I could call attention to this horrendous problem. That led me to get involved with MAG (Mines Advisory Group), and it's become something that's extremely important to me. What they do is amazing. And i'm so glad to lend whatever celebrity status I have to bring attention to it. I mean, for 26 years, they've been able to clear thousands and thousands of acres of land - in fact, there's a statistic, I believe, if I remember correctly, of 2100 square miles of land cleared for local populations - that's like having a one-mile road stretching from DC to Las Vegas.

I'll give you some other statistics that may be of interest, certainly of importance:

  • MAG has destroyed over 400,000 land mines
  • 16 million items of unexploded ordnance have been destroyed
  • And that includes ammunition.
  • MAG is currently working, I believe, in 17 countries and in many areas with ongoing conflicts.
  • what they have been able to do in Syria, especially with the refugee population, 50% of whom are children - 10,000 refugees entered the country in a SINGLE day in August.
  • In Cambodia - the numbers of funding is dropping, so this campaign today is very important that we raise money to help Cambodia, so if you go to http://www.prizeo.com/jonathan and give what you can, that would be tremendous.

Although MAG has some government funding, it's an ongoing challenge to find enough funding. When you are helping children and people at risk...

oscarveli1245 karma

When you are not drinking Dos Equis, what do you prefer to drink?

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama2140 karma

Well, it depends on the time of the year.

If it's summertime, I like tequila with fruit juice. If it's the winter-time, I like good whiskey.

And in between, I like a fine Armagnac with my cigars.

PonchoMcGee770 karma

Preferred whiskey? I need to be interesting!

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama1383 karma

I like different whiskies. I particularly like a peaty single malt.

richardwrinkle1133 karma

I believe I read somewhere that hooked up with Queen Elizabeth using Tinder while on your summer vacation to England. Is this factual?

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama2692 karma

I didn't need Tinder, she was within earshot!

Afterfx211101 karma

I am a certified, military trained, EOD tech. How do I get involved with de-mining operations like this?

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama773 karma

Please reach out to http://www.magamerica.org. Absolutely.

ningrim943 karma

What work goes into creating the scenes of the "younger you" in the Dos Equis commercials?

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama2375 karma

Finding somebody charming, extremely handsome, well-built, and really sexy.

vote_for_peter902 karma

Who do you consider the most interesting man in the world that you've met?

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama2221 karma

Well, I would say President Obama. I had the pleasure of actually being a guest of his, a surprise guest, at Camp David for his birthday a few years back. And had the pleasure of meeting him, spending 1.5 days at Camp David. He had brought out 10 of his dear friends going all the way back to Grade School, I felt very honored and privileged to be there. And it was indeed an honor. We shot skeet (and I will report that the President is a very good marksman, contrary to frequently held opinions). We bowled. We played archery. And he played basketball, my basketball playing days are a little behind me and I didn't want to embarrass myself with these kids. We talked. And he was sharing a lot of stories with his dear friends, going back to some of the early years of school, to as far back as grad school. and I was very glad to be there, it was a lot of fun.

iia797 karma

Why am I reading all your responses in your Most Interesting Man in the World voice?

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama1678 karma

I guess because you're...interested.

snowyfish768 karma

What is the most interesting thing in the world? Besides you of course.

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama1609 karma

HAHA! Let me see. The most interesting thing in the world, I think, is probably the reason for life. And that's love.

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama1535 karma

I'm falling in love with you right now, Victoria. I can see you now, wearing a cardigan sweater and penny-loafers...

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama1339 karma

I will tell you, I knew about the cardigan sweater because i do have ESP (at times it's more acute than others).

AndrewBrooklyn744 karma

What is the coolest or most interesting thing you've gotten to do in a Dos Equis commercial?

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama1934 karma

Well, I think it's the involvement, for sure, with these marvelous animals. A rhinoceros, an owl ( a barn owl), a hawk, a puma... that's been the most interesting, the interaction with the animals, and talking to their trainers. The rhino WAS real. I asked the trainer - there was nothing separating me from this rhino except for this young trainer with a tiny whip like a kid would buy at a circus! And I said "Listen, what should I not do?" and he said "Just don't run!" and I said "Don't worry - if he comes for me, I'll have a heart attack anyway."

operation_hennessey659 karma

Who do you think the most interesting woman in the world is currently?

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama1917 karma

Obviously my wife.

masongr622 karma

How can I grow such an epic beard like yours?

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama1553 karma


There's a formula of stuff.

You have to find some bat droppings, guano. Which is not too easily found. But there is a bat cave nearby where I live, and I have a steady supply of that. And mix in a little rainbow dust. And starlight, starlight is also one of the ingredients. But i can't give you the other secret ingredient because... well, it's proprietary.

kentuckyfriedchocobo570 karma

What do you think of Scotland independence referendum currently underway?

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama1189 karma

Well, I think that every country has a right to their ownership of their own country. They've been aligned with England for 300 years, apparently that's been a good relationship, but I can understand national pride. It might be a difficult transition, but it's important for the Scot people to go the way that they choose to through their election.

DayOldTurkeySandwich543 karma

Before you became the Dos Equis guy you had dozens of appearances in shows like Magnum PI and Knots Landing, but according to your IMDb page you haven't had any such acting gigs since an appearance on the new version of Dragnet in 2003. Any plans to return to television acting in the near future?

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama773 karma

Yes, I do have plans. There are things that are being developed. But right now I am involved with Dos Equis, but life will be going on. There are things in the works, and I look forward to that.

GhostTurdz536 karma

During the Olympics this year in Sochi a lot of reporters were discussing Prince Hubertus Von Hohenlohe and his festive outfits. Some went as far as calling him the "Most Interesting Man in the World".

How do you feel about this guy trying to make a run at your title?

Here is a picture of this wanna-be.

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama1807 karma

I think he was also one of my students. And I flunked him.

Sakura_7532 karma

Who's your favorite superhero?

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama1311 karma

Well, I think Nelson Mandela is certainly one of them.

But who could go against Superman? He was a cool dude.

DayWalkerRunner410 karma

At what age did your beard really start to come in nicely?

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama1459 karma

4th grade. I was 9.

mindscrambler26346 karma

Do you feel a lot of pressure regarding this thread in that you might make a response that someone will think, "Eh, that's not that interesting", and the the Dosequis guys will say, "Hey, you are supposed to be highly interesting at all times to be our spokesman?" It's like Weird Al...does he feel obligated to be "weird" at all times or can he just be casual whatever sometimes? Do you ever feel like, "I'm feeling like having a low key boring yet relaxing day?"

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama633 karma

Haha! That's kind of a long question. No, I don't. Because I enjoy what I'm doing. I'm confident about what i do. I love the character that I portray. And so I find it enjoyable. Of course I always want to inspire others to want to listen. But I don't try or worry about being interesting. It's just effortless.

sloogle238 karma

What I'm getting from this is that you're just naturally interesting. That's the best kind of interesting.

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama441 karma

Well... I am who I am, and if people find me interesting, I'm delighted.

tompez88334 karma

Do you really even drink dos Equis?

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama796 karma

In all truth - I love Dos Equis. I prefer it in the summertime, when it's hot, the dark, and in the wintertime, I like the lager. I also would recommend cooking with it! Yea, I cook with it all the time! You've heard of beer-can chicken, haven't you? If you haven't look it up on the internet! It also makes a great batter - I'm sure most of the people listening have heard of beer-batter. Great for onion rings, and fine for seafood.

Also a very good marinade for brisket or pot roast.

beernerd320 karma

What do you think made you stand out from the hundreds of other applicants vying for the role of "The Most Ineresting Man in the World"?

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama942 karma

Well, I was much more interesting, obviously!

Frajer310 karma

What's something interested about yourself that we might not know ?

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama1090 karma

I think a personal thing that many people wouldn't know about me is that I cry rather easily. Anything that's aesthetically pleasing, but frequently it's moments of love - it can be lovely moments of shared joy or a special relationship, and it even could be the weatherman, if he talks about love - not him personally, but just a good report about promises of snow on the mountains, the colors moving down the hills, things like that can actually bring tears to my eyes.

unicorn10-10301 karma

What's your favortie animal?

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama647 karma


I do a lot of charity things for dogs. I recently worked doing a fundraiser for the local rescue, but I'm very involved with Morris Animal Foundation and their cancer research. It's a wonderful organization, responsible for most of the vaccines and lots of the progress on the cancer front going back 50 years. I've been a spokesman for them a few times. I have two Anatolian Shepherds, flock-herding dogs from Turkey, and if you have a flock of animals, they will live with them outside. If you don't have a flock, you bring them inside the house, and they will protect you. They are very bright and very protective, but not aggressive. And I'm training my male dog to be a therapy dog. They're giants, and they're gentle giants. Very loving, adore children, very good with people. I am looking forward to particularly going to old-age homes and working with the vets in institutions.

OhBeardlessOne145 karma

What are your dogs' names?

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama342 karma

Willie and Zoe.

BrodyApproved284 karma

Mr. Most Interesting, I've got an artesian well on my property and the water pressure is lousy. Any suggestions?

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama409 karma


Hit it with a high-pressure water pump. I guess they call that "fracking" in a way, but it will do it. At least we are not upsetting the shale, and the oil. And if you're out in the country, and it's your well - I don't know what the technique is, exactly, but they hit it with high-pressure water and it does help.

theMagicskoolVan279 karma

on a scale from 10-10 how much of a badass are you?

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama986 karma


consideringx276 karma

what do you love most about your life?

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama849 karma

I love the ability, the few times that I am totally aware of the present moment. It doesn't happen all the time, but that kind of clarity, where I am uncluttered in the mind, just enjoying the moment and not thinking about the past (which is gone) and not thinking about the future (which has never occurred) but just being in the moment is a glorious feeling for me.

SuddenlySpuds224 karma

Why Vermont? I grew up there and I loved it more than anything, I'm wondering what brought you there?

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama506 karma

Well, my father was a retired teacher that bought an old farm in upstate New York, and the most beautiful times I spent with my dad were fly-fishing on the Battenkill River... and those were my most pleasant memories growing up. And I want them to be my most treasured memories growing old.

nemesis1211202 karma

What is the most interesting place in the world?

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama660 karma

Where I am with somebody I love.

GingerrBalls182 karma


Iam_jgoldsmith_ama537 karma

I didn't have to, because I just knew.

YS15118182 karma

What kind of car does the most interesting man in the world drive?

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama447 karma

Well, I have 2 vehicles. I have a beautiful Ford King ranch pickup echo boost, 1/2 ton. And I have my father's old 1994 Jeep, and that covers me for if i have to haul fertilizer - you can't put that in my father's car! That's a shrine. No fertilizer in the Jeep.

JohnnyAcesDueces182 karma

What's the most "boring" thing about you that we might find interesting?

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama660 karma

I guess the fact that other people might find boring about me is that I can be completely content to be alone. And to some people, they find that boring. I don't like to waste my time on frivolous social things of no consequence.

emspfaery165 karma

Hello, do people stop you on the streets or while eating out to get an autograph and pics? and does it bother you? Also you are very handsome:)

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama567 karma

Thank you very much for that. Yes, people stop me often on the street, and if they are polite and not pushy or aggressive, I thoroughly enjoy the exchange. I willingly pose for pictures, and I will just share a story that happened to me. My wife and I were eating at a restaurant, and a dozen or so people came over and asked for pictures, and I always give pictures, and then the food was finally delivered, and a man and his daughter came over, and said "Excuse me" and i said "I would be delighted to take a picture with you, but our food has just come - if you wait a few minutes, I would be delighted to take a picture with you and your daughter." And he turned and said to his daughter "No, he's too much of a big shot, let's go honey." So there's somebody who will not think very highly of me and will probably tell people that I'm a jerk. But that happens. It's unfair, but it happens all the time. I feel very very lucky to be an ambassador of fun, and I feel obligated to my fans. And if I can bring a smile and a little joy into somebody's life that takes me just a moment, it gives me great pleasure.

Animatedreality163 karma

What is your favorite line about your character?

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama509 karma

"He once warned a psychic."

biina143147 karma

Do you wear a tuxedo when removing landmines?

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama493 karma

I wear a tuxedo all the time.

FerretFromMars146 karma

If you could meet anyone in history, who would you meet?

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama337 karma

Nelson Mandela.

keithcsd135 karma

It says you can win a falconry trip -what exactly is that and how often do you do it? Do you need special equipment? Sounds like a cool thing.

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama269 karma

Well, it's very beautiful. It's a very old form of hunting. And they have to pick up these birds when they are very very young and train them. And it's amazing, the relationship between the falconer and the bird. And it's quite a unique experience, to watch these birds of prey hunt. they actually hunt and bring back game to the hunter. I've done it. I don't do it often. But it is exciting. I don't particularly like the fact that animals are sought after by these birds, but to witness the exquisite beauty of a bird in full plummet after a game animal or a rodent - it's very primitive, it touches something primordial perhaps, but it's an interesting experience to share with a bird. Or with you. Enter here: http://www.prizeo.com/jonathan

brache07109 karma

What countries have you been to, and what is your #1 most interesting place in the world?

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama337 karma

Well, I've been to many different countries, I'm not going to list them all - many diverse and distant lands. My favorite place of all is being in my backyard at sunset, and my backyard (for many years) was aboard a sailboat.

StarvinMarvinNT99 karma

Do you believe in an afterlife?

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama226 karma

Yes, I do.

linktothenow91 karma

Do you (or did you used to) play videogames? What is your favourite one?

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama215 karma

Never have.

ttothesecond85 karma

If you could tell us some reasons the real-life you is actually most interesting man in the world, what would they be? Obviously they must be stated in the style of the commercials.

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama278 karma

I think to be an interesting person, you have to be interested In things.

I have always been a very curious person. I experienced things that - for instance, I like getting lost. That's an experience. It's an adventure. I find that people who go from Point A to point B to be missing something. I feel if I have any qualities that might make me interesting, it's my desire to experience the journey, the journey of life. I'm not particularly interested in flying over things, so to speak, but rather experiencing the hike, the journey, the flavors, the tastes, the feelings, of being involved.

I feel, for instance, that I guess i would put it this way: to me, life is a parade of events, and incidents. And most people watch them go by, living vicariously through others. I live for the experience.

grotefluit75 karma

What's the most fun you've ever had?

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama268 karma

I'd rather not make that public. But I would like to add: perhaps the most joy - I wouldn't call it fun - but the most joy I've ever was when I was 18 years old, and I worked at a summer camp for handicapped children that would come up from the inner cities, and to see a child who had never ben out of the concrete jungle run through the grass and drink milk - that was a very important time in my life. I actually wanted to become a cottage parent, working with kids that are in facilities, sometimes for their own protection or who have been abused, and be a psychiatric social worker when I was younger. And I got sidetracked by a psychiatrist that suggested I study acting, which I did, at a young age, and my life changed. I got involved with the theater and all of those pursuits, but I never stopped working as a volunteer. There were many moments that give me joy, which I guess is synonymous with fun, and that took place with an organization that is still in existence, and that is called Free Arts for abused children. They are based in California, they can be seen on FreeArts.Org, and what we did - the mission really - was to bring arts programs to children that were incarcerated or in protective custody, frequently from their own parents. And also in prisons, where I also taught. We provided a non-threatening environment, using art was a cathartic experience, as a way of unlocking personal pain and then working so that the therapists that did work with these children had insights. Teaching in prison and making a difference in their lives was one of the most joyous experiences of my life.

Slave_to_Logic64 karma

Which is more fun, filming movies or taping tv shows?

I ask because there has been an argument as of late that movie actors all suddenly want to be on tv shows. Since you have been on many of both I thought I'd ask your opinion...

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama95 karma

Well, it depends on which shows or movies - they can both be wonderful, or they can both a chore. It depends on the project.

richardwrinkle61 karma

Any truth to the rumor that Sean Connery is your stunt double for your commercials?

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama195 karma

No, he was a little bit too old.

plaidracul47 karma

After filming so many Dos Equis commercials do you have the urge to go out and do some of the things "The Most Interesting Man In The World" has done? HAVE YOU ALREADY DONE ANY?! BTW drinking a nice Dos Equis amber here in about 4 hours in your honor.

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama79 karma

Oh sure!

Of course. I mean blowing up bombs, that was an interesting thing to do. I have met people that have done incredible, wonderful things for humanity - like these humble and wonderful people that risk their lives every day to find ordnance and destroy them. It's very very dangerous work, and I admire what they do greatly.


Hey Jonathan Goldsmith!

What are your thoughts on Nicolas Cage and how has he impacted your life and career?

Thank you for giving us the opportunity!

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama68 karma

Well, I think he's a fine actor.

And anytime one is able to witness a good performance, you come away with techniques and feelings, and that improves your overall awareness.

I think he's a very good actor.

Any positive experience influences me.

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama55 karma

And thank YOU very much. I hope you will contribute, because it is really so important. Especially if you see it up-close, you taste it and you see these people who have been so hurt and so damaged. And to know that all the money goes to helping those kids - how can you not do it, if you are a loving person? Individually, it's difficult to help, but collectively it's much easier. So I hope people give.

LovetoTravel4236 karma

Where is your favorite place to travel to?

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama111 karma

I guess I would say... a destination that I haven't been to. A new experience.

jaburnett736 karma

Is there any particular book that influenced your life in one way or another that you might recommend?

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama83 karma

Oh surely! I think one of the books goes back to one of my heroes - The Long Road Home by Nelson Mandela. And I find him to be an incredible, enlightened human being that has suffered such great inequities and pain and personal loss, and came through on the other side, surviving to be a man free of bitterness, and to go on and to lead people into a better life by his example. And the same with Gandhi. And Martin Luther King. People that have suffered so much, and given their lives to the service of others. People that are contributors, that give back, and inspire, and enlighten others to find freedom intellectually, freedom spiritually, freedom politically, freedom to enjoy the fruits and potential of life.

paulisnofun36 karma

How many push-ups can you do?

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama91 karma

It depends on the time of day, and if I'm eating or not.

flaginplay18 karma

Any plans for more ads with Barry Melrose? Or are you going to grow a mullet?

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama40 karma


NO plans. I like it just the way it is.

fakelatino8 karma

From the Orvis sweatshirt you're wearing to the Jeep Wrangler in the photographic proof (the setting in which bears a striking resemblance to the Green Mountains) this lends to the rumor that you're from Vermont. Is this true? If so, do you ski? And do you also not always chop a cord of hickory in a day, but when you do, you prefer to wield a hatchet?

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama19 karma

I don't know to chop a cord a day. Last time I was out, I did 3 cords, and split them all. The woodshed is full now, with 4.5 cords. I try to heat as much as possible with wood. Yes, I live in the Green Mountains, and I have 2 vehicles: a pickup truck, and an old-greenish Jeep, 1994, and it's been a joy for me to put my hands on the wheel where my late father had his.

badfantasyadvice7 karma

So I'm having some problems with my fantasy football teams and I would like the advice of the Most Interesting Man in the World.

So I have Matt Asiata in my flex and I'm not exactly sure what to do with him. Chances are he scores against the porous NO defense, but there's also the chance NO runs up the score and forces the Vikings to abandon the ground game.

Then there's Mike Tolbert. A "Meat Train" of players if you will. He has more touchdowns than rushing yards and many consider him to be their spirit animal.

Who would you start?

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama6 karma

Just win! Don't make it so complicated! Just win! Whatever it takes.

amerika777 karma

What is your favorite beer? and if you are feeling generous, Favorite wine?

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama19 karma

Well, I love a beer that perhaps some of your listeners know about, it's called Dos Equis. And I love a good cabernet.

GingerrBalls7 karma

Tom Selleck seems almost as interesting as the most interesting man in the world. Am I off the mark or is the coolest of cool cats?

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama15 karma

That depends entirely on your persuasion and perception.

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama27 karma

I've worked with him a number of times, and he is a true gentlemen. I enjoy his company very much. And I happen to be two inches taller - a lot of people may not know that.

Wheeler-sucks6 karma

Any tips on proper beard growing/grooming?

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama18 karma


To keep it groomed, properly, I use a comb that I use on my dogs to check on whether they have fleas or ticks. And it works marvelously on my beard.

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama18 karma

And that's not to take off any infestations of insects, it just so happens to groom it just the way I like it - ungroomed.

It's true!

littlerover6 karma

Hey Jonathan,

I loved your speech at the Gawlik Awards this past June and I see you all over town. What made you decide to move to Manchester?

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama9 karma

I answered that before, and the reason is that i love Vermont, I have wonderful memories of being here when I was much younger fishing with my dad. I love the beauty of the country physically, I love the civility that i have never seen in any other part of the country as I have in Vermont. There's a very special consideration of people from all different walks of life and persuasions, and a certain joy of just being a Vermonter.

GravitationalConstnt6 karma

What is your philosophy on life?

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama11 karma

Live it to the fullest. Get in the parade. Experience the moment. Don't dissipate it in any way. I think that people insulate themselves frequently with - what I'm trying to say is I think we narcotize ourselves from experiencing the reality of the beauty, of the sadness, of the problems - be at one with them. Be IN them. Do not separate yourself or insulate yourself from the realities of the issues.

whyisalltherumgone_4 karma

Just wanted to say that you were the inspiration for a Spanish project in highschool where we had to create a commercial and ours used the same format. So, thanks!

We used:

He chases the bulls in Pamplona.

He can drink the water in Mexico.

The contents of his taco refuse to fall out.

What is your favorite fact that was in the commercials? Or favorite one that wasn't used?

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama5 karma

Haha. That's a really good question. Well, the reason I ran from the bulls with such alacrity and purpose was because I had drank the water in other parts of the world!

nealsmith123 karma

What makes you passionate about landmine removal?

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama6 karma

The assistance that it can give to hopefully spare countless, hundreds of thousands of people in the future from being injured, or crippled or killed! It's preventative medicine.

wtf69693 karma

Favorite cigar? Also what type of product do you use in your hair?

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama3 karma

I use, in my hair whatever happens to be in the hotel room in the way of body lotion! Yup, that's the truth. It takes me about, oh, 30 seconds, to "coif" my hair.

A good Havana, a good Dominican, a good Nicaraguan... that's it.

Truegold432 karma

If you could go to a concert right now, who would you go see?

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama6 karma

Pete Seeger.

MindlessSponge2 karma

What's it like being the coolest guy to ever appear on a commercial?

Iam_jgoldsmith_ama3 karma

Well, I appreciate people if they find that i am the coolest guy. I think it's a title that I enjoy. And I hope to be able to live up to.