The New Yorker has an incredible little video about Greg Packer, an otherwise completely ordinary American who has managed to become the most quoted individual with almost 1,000 individual media quotations:
Since his name first appeared on newsprint, in 1995, he’s spoken to reporters on subjects ranging from the war in Iraq to the release of the first iPhone. Greg’s campaign to be the most quoted man in news has been so successful that the Associated Press sent its staff a memo that essentially banned interviews with him. That hasn’t stopped Greg’s “career.” Individually, his quotes are utterly unremarkable, but, considered as a whole, they add up to a rather stunning body of work.
Follow the link to watch the 5-minute video.