More like Forrest Gump with a high IQ. Always seemed to end up -- or place himself -- where something important and interesting was happening.
It's a very american caracteristic if I may say so myself. I always thought one of the major strenght of your nation was that most people were willing to try pretty much anything once at some point in their lives (some old WASP-y rule, AFAIK).
This may be more relevant to California than the rest of the country.