What bubble? Mr. T's new gig shows public is selling, not buying gold

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Pity the Fool Who Doesn't Invest in Gold

By Thomas Kaplan
The New York Times
Thursday, October 14, 2010

http://dealbook.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/14/pity-the-fool-who-doesnt-in...

The price of gold continues to rise, so it is only fitting that -- of all people -- Mr. T is cashing in.

Wearing a camouflage shirt, American flag-motif trousers, and (obviously) many, many gold chains, the "A-Team" TV show star appeared on Bloomberg Television's "Taking Stock" to talk up the precious metal. After all, who better than a man who has made a living out of, among other things, wearing many bling gold chains?

It turns out Mr. T is now serving as the public face of a mail-in gold-buyback business called Gold Promise, which is run by Cash America International. The company got some P.R. by virtue of Mr. T's appearance, and whoever was watching Bloomberg got -- well -- an interesting perspective on an ever-more-popular commodity.

Mr. T revealed in the interview that he bought his first gold chain in 1977. It cost him $129, he said, and it took him three months to get it out of layaway.

"When I was little, I used to adore gold," he said. "It was something special."

In talking about gold's virtues, Mr. T was not at a loss for words. (It has something to do with the Inca empire, Jesus Christ, and the Ark of the Covenant; we recommend you watch for yourself.) But he declined to predict how the price of gold might change.

"I'm a free spirit," he said by way of explanation.

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Video of Mr. T's appearance on Bloomberg Television can be found here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWAu7FmKbYc&feature=player_embedded



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