Matthew McConaughey celebrated his birthday at the start of the month as we welcomed in November. And we all know the 52-year-old can act. I mean, take your pick. There’s the Outsider favorite Dazed and Confused, The Wedding Planner, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Failure to Launch, Fool’s Gold, etc. We could keep going, but you get the point.
The guy has also made headlines recently standing up for his “aggressively centrist beliefs.” Some people think politics might be a little out of his wheelhouse and that might be true, but he is an expert in some other things. To start, there’s Texas and football, but that might just be a given. On the other hand, McConaughey’s got a bit of a wild card when it comes to one particular hidden talent. A hilarious new video shared to his Twitter page reveals Matthew McConaughey as a “Pickle Expert.”
Matthew McConaughey Tells Fans the Pickle ‘Origin Story’
We at Outsider forgot to mark our calendars for National Pickle Day this year, but lucky for us, Matthew McConaughey has everyone covered. The “pickle expert” took to Twitter to share the “origin story” behind the beloved snack. Buckle up, because it’s quite the ride:
McConaughey starts off the video with a quick “howdy, howdy” and an introduction, though he doesn’t really need one. He then details the journey of a taste-less (the annunciation is really important here, folks) cucumber to a mighty pickle.
Who needs Gordon Ramsay when you’ve got this Texan offering up his own brand of entertaining food critique? There’s no profanity here, but he does hurl some insults with that iconic southern drawl. We wouldn’t ever want to hear Matthew McConaughey tell us we’re “all hat, no cattle.” No, no, no, we at Outsider hope to “age like a fine wine” and “tickle your fancy” as we grow just as this pickle did for McConaughey.
A Trip Down Memory Lane to Flavor Town
Matthew McConaughey’s love of food appears to go way back. An episode of Guy Fieri’s “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives” on Food Network actually takes us back a full decade to a younger Matthew McConaughey on the mission to find the perfect Tex-Mex Casserole.
The two pals venture down south and end up just outside of Austin at the Monument Cafe. Here, they find the Texas staple they were looking for featuring layers of king’s ranch sauce, chicken, cheese, and tortillas. McConaughey’s appearance in the video is notably different from his current shaggy-haired look and features a buzzed head. Personality-wise, though, he’s all McConaughey through and through. That’s evidenced by his slinging of metaphors left and right.
Check it out: