Separated at birth

 

By Cornelia Read

So I’m sitting there watching Lord of the Rings on TNT last night, and I just can’t help thinking that a lot of the actors look like other actors, in this Spy Magazine kind of way. (God, how I miss Spy! Especially the headlines… like the time they did an article on Charlton Heston at an NRA rally and called it “Guns ‘n’ Moses.” I mean, how great is that, right?)

I had never seen LOTR before, other than the Hobbit doors on an episode of America’s Next Top Model when they all went to New Zealand this one season. So maybe it was because the whole thing was kind of fresh to me, but it really started to get weird after a while.

I mean, doesn’t Saruman

Look an awful lot like Uncle Junior?

And Boromir…

Totally look like Terry on True Blood?

And I know it’s kind of a cheat to compare LOTR with Harry Potter, but still… Legolas…

And Mr. Malfoy?

And then of course there’s Frodo…

and Susan Boyle…

A hairy Orc…

And this guy leaving voicemails for his girlfriend?

Well, and Galadriel…

And Stevie Nicks is just too easy…

And then of course my mind started to wander, and I matched Kendra…

with Dr. Cornelius

 

McNulty…

With Geico…

These guys…

And these guys…

Rahm Emanuel…

With Joe Piscopo…

 

Journey…

With the Bay City Rollers…

And Daniel Day Lewis…

With Robbie Benson…

Last but not least… Donald Trump

And a day at the county fair…

How ’bout you guys, thought of any unlikely twins lately?

 

and…

 

18 thoughts on “Separated at birth

  1. Alafair Burke

    Sweetie, I love you so damn much this morning. These separated-at-birth things are my wheelhouse. The Frodo/Susan Boyle scroll-down made me guffaw out loud.

    As for the Boromir, True Blood look-alikes, I immediately thought of Herc on Friday Night Lights. Apparently he is NOT the same actor as the True Blood guy, however. Coulda sworn…

    Fun post!

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  2. Cornelia Read

    Alafair, so glad you like these! And you’re totally right about Herc…

    Anon-ni-ni…

    Debby, I can lend you some pants. I just got 19 pairs at the Garnet Hill employee sale (corduroys were $.25, so I kind of stocked up…)

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  3. susan d

    And how about Cary Grant in any film he ever made with Cary Grant in any other film he ever made?

    All the same, I love Cary Grant.

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  4. kit

    so, there I was, doing my Chemistry homework, not only do we have answer the damn question, we have to explain WHY we chose that answer..and I thought "man, I’m screwed!, today I like *c* answers better than *d* answers??..hell, I dunno! …time to take it to a higher authority..GOOGLE IT!…but before I do…maybe it’s CORNELIA today…."

    anyhoo….Cornelia, I love you! really do! blew Chemistry worries right outa my head, I’m still laughing…have a great day..and keep finding those bargains..ain’t it great! kit

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  5. mary lynn

    Add me to the list of Susan Boyle/Frodo loud guffawers. (it’s early, I’m on my first cuppa, I can use bad syntax and make up words if I want to)

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  6. Tom

    Miss C., your visual cortex must be the crash of a carnival and a three-ring circus.

    Leo G. Caroll as Mr. Waverly in ‘Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ and Linda Hunt as Hetty in ‘NCI LA.’ I adore them both.

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  7. Cornelia Read

    kit! Chemistry homework!! OMFG. Only class I ever got a D- in for the year. Feh!

    mary lynn, those totally sound like real words to me. Maybe I need more coffee…

    Tom, NOW I know why I can never find my car keys!!

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  8. lil Gluckstern

    Of course, you can’t find your car keys, you’re too busy creating-your post is a hoot (25 cents for cords? Really?)

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  9. becky hutchison

    My favorite (besides Frodo and Susan Boyle, of course) is Journey and The Bay City Rollers. Those. Pants. Are. So. Tight. on Journey, and Those. Pants. Are. So. Stupid. on the Rollers.

    Okay…I totally like The Donald compared to cotton candy at the fair…

    Wow, you’re an employee of Garnet Hill? Can you get me a good price on some of their home furnishings? If $88 pairs of corduroys are only $0.25, how much is a $938 Blue Slate, Londonderry Pine Panel Queen Bed Set at employee prices? And no, this isn’t a trick question. Enquiring minds need to know…

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