The Snackman cometh

Charles Sonder is being hailed a hero for stepping in between two scuffling straphangers — all while casually snacking on cheddar Pringles.

The noshing crusader shot to Internet fame after his exploits were captured in a cell phone video and posted on YouTube, garning more than a half million hits.

He even has a name: Snackman….

“I just got caught up in the moment,” said Sonder, who was also holding a bag of gummy bears during the incident.

Rich Schapiro, N.Y. Daily News.

Let’s go to the videotape!

Snackman is the strong, silent type of hero. Sometimes vague inaction speaks louder than… well, action. If more people just sort of ambled in the way of aggressive morons kicking and flailing — I’m not even kidding — this world would be a better place. Also, we all should eat more gummy bears.

And I’m not sure if Snackman is single, but he’s an architect, which everyone knows is the No. 1 all-time romantic-comedy guy profession*.

*- I should note that Mindy Kaling pointed this out in her book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, which made my wife laugh so hard that it was impossible to watch TV in our apartment while she read it. But it was something I had long noticed, since it really does seem to be the case in like every romantic comedy.

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