Wednesday, January 13, 2010

People I Supposedly Look Like

Ah, the internet--with unlimited information at our fingertips, many of us prefer to harness the interactive capabilities of this powerful tool not learn more about the world we inhabit, but to wax poetic about ourselves.  And there's nothing quite like a blog to summon our inner Narcissus.*  For no other reason than my own apparent fascination with myself, I decided to plumb the depths of my memory and catalog everyone with whom I have ever been said to share physical resemblance.  Here's what I came up with.

Balki Bartokomous

Because of my big nose, stupid hair and ambiguously flamboyant behavior in high school, I was often thought to resemble the obnoxious native of Mykos.  Similarity Quotient (on a scale of 0-5): 3

Novak Djokovic

The resemblance between me and the Serbian tennis sensation is so uncannily close, it is quite possible that the winner of the 2008 Australian open and the guy who once led the Firestone High JV tennis squad to victory over Cuyahoga Valley Christian Association are one and the same.  SQ: 4.5

Freddie Prinze Jr

With his vacuous stare and meticulously coiffed head of hair, Freddie Prinze Jr, star of Head Over Heels and Scooby Doo 2, exhibits the prepossessing air and sophistication of a French Poodle.  Many consider him to be, like me, strictly eye candy.  SQ: 3

Brad Paisley

A couple of people have told me that I could pass for country star Brad Paisley.  I was skeptical at first, but sometimes a resemblance can reflect behavior and attitude as much as physical looks.  Like Brad Paisley, I've never been afraid of doffing a big hat, undoing the top button of my shirt and letting my freak flag fly. SQ: 2

Denzel Washington

The devilishly handsome Denzel Washington and I have tons in common besides the obvious physical similarities, namely wealth, class and an all-around debonair style. SQ: 5

Manu Ginobili

More than one person has pointed out my resemblance to the wily Argentinian basketball star, and I can't deny it.  The similarities are only more striking when you see me in action.  Like Manu, I got mad game to go along with a pasty, vaguely jaundiced complexion.  SQ: 3.5

Jeff Bowler

I must concede a passing resemblance to the sometimes co-author of this blog, my idiot brother.  SQ: 4.5


*This post is dedicated to anyone who has ever Googled themselves.


Kid Shay said...

Having only been compared to Opie Taylor, I find it refreshing that you have so many celebrities to choose from.

Jeffrey said...

I always get the Balke one too. Ridiculous.

Dennis B. said...

Mykos!?!?! that's great!!