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Old 2020-03-28, 20:21   #1
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Please try to post original ones, not ones that have widely circulated around the Interwebs. In other words, "George W. Bush and random chimpanzee" and similar popular memes are right out.

American actors Dennis Boutsikaris and Ron Silver (the latter also bears a marked resemblance to actor Andy Garcia):
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Old 2020-03-28, 21:19   #2
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Please try to post original ones, not ones that have widely circulated around the Interwebs. In other words, "George W. Bush and random chimpanzee" and similar popular memes are right out.

American actors Dennis Boutsikaris and Ron Silver:
Private Eye has been running this sort of thing for many many years.

A recent one showed an image of a variety of turnip (rutabaga in American) with Greta Thunberg. Both are Swedes (geddit?).
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Old 2020-03-28, 21:32   #3
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Please try to post original ones, not ones that have widely circulated around the Interwebs. In other words, "George W. Bush and random chimpanzee" and similar popular memes are right out.

American actors Dennis Boutsikaris and Ron Silver:
A variant (not original to me, I hasten to add) is to imagine the consequences resulting from the marriage of two well-known people.

For example, if Hollywood actress Naomi Watts were to marry Tanzania footballer Mbwana Samatta, many would be constantly querying if all was well with their union.

Likewise, we narrowly avoided the end of the world because James Last died before he had a chance to marry Ivana Trump?
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Actor Robert Stack of early-1960s TV series The Untouchables fame, and Obama-era Treasury Secretary "Turbotax Timmy" Geithner:
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Back in the day, people remarked on the amazing similarity between Chicago Police Chief O. W. Wilson, and the actor Leo G. Carroll, who was Mr. Waverly in The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

A little less long ago, I thought Interior Secretary James Watt bore an uncanny resemblance to Superman's enemy Lex Luthor.

Continuing the "fictional character" theme into the present day, IMO WH Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham bears a striking resemblance to Charles Addams' character Morticia -- especially as portrayed on TV and in movies.
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Could be sisters:
https://lmgtfy.com/?q=images+helen+hunt+leelee+sobieski
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Old 2020-03-28, 23:12   #7
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Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Javier Bardem
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Back in the day, people remarked on the amazing similarity between Chicago Police Chief O. W. Wilson, and the actor Leo G. Carroll, who was Mr. Waverly in The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

A little less long ago, I thought Interior Secretary James Watt bore an uncanny resemblance to Superman's enemy Lex Luthor.

Continuing the "fictional character" theme into the present day, IMO WH Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham bears a striking resemblance to Charles Addams' character Morticia -- especially as portrayed on TV and in movies.
I loved Mr Waverly and Illya Nickovitch Kuryakin.
Excellent comparison for Watt!
Morticia, from an Adams Family movie, "Don't torture yourself, Darling. That's my job."

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Back around the time Reagan left office, televangelist Jim Bakker got into legal trouble. (He is doing a bit of a reprise these days, promoting colloidal silver as a cure for Coronavirus).

Curiously, just about that time, Isuzu Motors had an ad campaign going, featuring a fictional pitch man called Joe Isuzu, portrayed by actor David Leisure. At the time, it seemed to me that Bakker and Leisure bore more than a slight resemblance.

And, the character Joe Isuzu was an comically outrageous liar...
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Back around the time Reagan left office, televangelist Jim Bakker got into legal trouble. (He is doing a bit of a reprise these days, promoting colloidal silver as a cure for Coronavirus).
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Once a scam artist always a scam artist. Televangelist or Snake Oil huckster, what's the difference?

Bakker brought to mind other fallen Talibangelists like Jimmy Swaggart:
WARNING! This is obscene starting at word #8. It is Frank Zappa live, going off on Swaggart.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVtm_HCxdXY
Based on Lonesome Cowboy Burt in 200 Motels.
This some fun footage from the movie, and not overtly offensive in language.

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Old 2020-03-30, 06:48   #11
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Jude Law and me.
No joke.
We look like identical twins except there are many years between us, and except the belly I am putting on for a while... (well, laziness, no exercising, good food, aging, etc). But if you take photos of me younger and compare with web photos of him, you could not tell us apart.
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