Who would have thought that Jason Statham would be an advocate for the Slow Movement? Yet, I was perusing Youtube the other day, watching TED talks and School of Life videos (is it procrastination when it is educational?) and I stumbled across these old adverts from 2003 where Jason Statham, before he became the massive A-list action star he is now, appeared in a series of Kit Kat adverts, espousing the Slow Life.
Kit Kat, for those that don’t know, use the strap line “Have a break, have a Kit Kat” and therefore have always been the confectionary of choice for the Flaneur of Life (it’s just a shame Kit Kats are made by Nestle, a company with a less than stellar record on moral issues, what with the baby milk scandal and the bottled water scandal and a few others).
Here they are in all their glory:
In the first video he emphatically demonstrates that one should not work too hard and live a more idle life.
And in this final video he provides overwhelming evidence (if any were needed) that being a Flaneur makes you live longer.
I am quite a Jason Statham fan (my wife gets concerned…), so it is nice to find out that he is in fact an advocate for the Slow Philosophy. I am therefore adding Jason Statham to my growing Slow Hall of Fame, along with current members Barack Obama, Richard Curtis and Andrew Clover (that would make for one hell of a dinner party wouldn’t it?).