Friends, as you know, I spend a lot of time researching The Rock. My time is primarily spent daydreaming wondering what he’s like in real life and looking forward to Hobbs & Shaw (colloquially known as my Endgame) which I will obviously be seeing at the end of this week.
So today it should not surprise you that I’m here to share the latest development in the field of Rockology, of which I consider myself the resident Pajiba expert, for now. (It’s a growing field of study, what can I say?)
Just what is that development, you ask? (I’m assuming you’re asking, since you’re here, and neither of us like to waste each other’s time. We’re both important people. Those Beanie Babies aren’t going to bid on themselves on eBay, after all.)
This pressing question I’d like to pose to you now: What does The Rock, star of Hobbs & Shaw love more: water, or being a mogul?
I’ll give you a second to formulate your response.
Ha. Trick question! If you were following his Instagram like I am, you’d know that the answer is both, because he’s now part-owner of the water brand, Voss, where he will serve as a strategic advisor.
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The idea of owning water always intrigued me - partly because I drink 4 gallons a day💧😁 and want to deliver it to the world. But finding the right partner with shared values, ethics and a corporate culture I admire is what motivated me to make this deal. Excited to work with our new @vossworld team to create new and improved products (sustainable & responsible) for you and your families in the future. Onward. #LikeAVoss💧
So…let’s be real here. Clean water is a human right and a precious resource that we’ve somehow managed to turn into a brand because capitalism. And now The Rock, whom I love, is getting a piece of the action. Does this not sound like a step into supervillain territory?
He who controls water controls the world, lest you forgot about what the brilliant documentary Tank Girl demonstrated to us, all those years ago.
Let us also not forget the real Avengers movie, released 21 years ago, that taught us that dressing in a bear costume and controlling the weather is the ultimate act of villainy.
What does that have to do with The Rock?
Not a lot, to be honest, I just like to remind people that movie exists from time to time.
So if The Rock is not hell-bent on becoming a supervillain, and I don’t think he is, because we’ve already established that he’s most likely a lawful neutral person—I’d like to float another theory by you.
As you can see the post above, the man drinks 4 gallons of water a day. Perhaps he’s buying a stake in a water company because he’s investing in what he likes.
It makes sense. It’s why I’m always on eBay trying to track down those special Princess Diana Beanie Babies, after all. It’s a great ROI if I do say so myself—the beanie baby market is due for an upturn any day now.
Look, I don’t have a lot of answers for you here, but I do know one thing, which I’ll share with you now:
Hobbs & Shaw looks awesome—and isn’t that enough?
I rest my case.
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