Wednesday, January 2, 2008

2007 Look-Alike 'Compliment' Winners

Reflecting on 2007, many memories come to mind (maybe I'll post some up in the coming days). One was the dichotomy of look-alike 'compliments' I received this year. It happens frequently, but two stood out in my mind, and each of them were new characters.

The winner of the worst look-alike 'compliment' came when standing in a food line this summer. A kindly gentleman who had seen me speaking the day before went out of his way to tell me:

Has anyone told you you look like Richard Simmons?

Is that a compliment? I chuckled back to him.

I mean a younger Richard Simmons, he said.

Uh, thanks?!

The winner of the best look-alike 'compliment' came in November from a school teacher after speaking three days to their students. With my hair growing longer (better do it while I can!), he noted in an email that I reminded him of Eddie Vedder, lead singer of Pearl Jam.

That's better!


Philip said...

Eddie Vedder? That's funny. I've been told I look like Bob Dylan, Andrew Peterson, and Andrian Brody this year. Not too bad, I guess.

I would like to get your feedback on my newest post on my blog. It was a thought that came into my head as I was studying for my Contemporary Moral Problems final. This is my first time to write it out really so its still shaky, but I would like to see what you think.