Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Twins? YOU Be The Judge.

I have one television program I watch. That's it. I used to have two. Then I started blogging. Now any media time I have is spent here. But I do watch it, religiously, if religiously means most of the time I forget it's on and then I have to watch it through my cable company. My program is "LOST." I've been watching from the beginning and I still don't know what's going on so if you want to jump on board now, just remember: they don't call it "LOST" for no reason.

Maybe my problem is I can't focus. You know how I shared about our family affliction of morphing names? And a whole bunch of you said you have this same condition? Well, I have another problem. I can't help making face associations. I will watch a program or movie and keep thinking the whole time, "Who the heck does this actor remind me of?" And then I'll ask my family why I can't understand what's happening in the show or movie and they always say the same thing: "Aren't you WATCHING?!"

Well, uh, sorta. I'm watchin' that face.

I think I should work for the FBI or CIA or something. If some known criminal tried to slip out of the country in drag, I'd spot 'em immediately. I wouldn't necessarily crack the case but I'd say, "Hey! Stop that guy! He reminds me of somebody!" And then I'd spend my whole lunch hour replaying the tape and buggin' other agents who were watching security cameras by saying, "Can't you see it? Look. Look over here at MY monitor. See? Now who does that remind you of? What? Madea? Hey, you're right! That's Tyler Perry!"

And then they'd fire me.

But maybe I could draw my pension until I drop dead. That's what our senators and congressman get to do. They just have these short jobs and then we pay their pensions for the rest of their lives. Oh for pity's sake, how did I climb up on THAT soap box? I really should wear a seatbelt and stay in it.

Where was I? Face recognition, that's right, and that program I watch, "LOST." The actor who kept reminding me of someone is Josh Holloway. He plays a character named Sawyer, or James, depending on who's talking to him.

Another favorite actor (or actress, if you will) is Jodie Foster. And one night, after reliving movie scenes in my head, I saw it. And I exclaimed, "That's IT! That's who Sawyer reminds me of! It's Jodie Foster! They even have a similar way of talking!" No one really caught my excitement. They kept telling me to watch the program. I WAS watching and I still have no idea what's going on.

But I decided to look up those famous faces online and compare them. You tell me. Separated at birth? One very busy actor? Swimmin' in the same gene pool?





I have this affliction when we go places, too, and sometimes tell people, "You look just like my Great Aunt Gertrude." (And I don't even HAVE an Aunt Gertrude.) My husband wants to kill me or pretend I'm a vagrant he's never seen before. (That probably tells you more about how I dress than it should.) I guess it is embarrassing when the person I'm telling is the 18-year-old produce guy. I try to refrain. No really. I'm so much better than I used to be.

I have to be. I can't afford to get fired from this wife/mother job. Gotta keep workin' for life cause there's no pension whatsoever. Even though I was voted into office.


Copyright 2009

42 comments:

  1. You are a trip!! ROFLMAO!! And yes, Sawyer does resemble Jodie Foster. I never saw it!! But you are right. And you are also right about Lost. I've watched from the beginning and just when I think I understand the whole premise changes and I am Lost again. But I love it and can't stop watching it.

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  2. Oh boy, I am a huge Lost fan! Love it!

    I do that "he looks just like so-and -so" all the time. No one gets me!! I wouldn't have put Sawyer with Jodie Foster...you are good...now that you have provided the photographic evidence I completely agree.

    Now watch the show!!

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  3. You are a seriously weird person and I LOVE it! You just crack me up! I have so much fun reading your blog. Life can get hard and some good humor is such a blessing. As far as the twin thing goes, I'm not so sure I see it! I do think Sawyer is quite a hunk!

    Sandy
    Plano, TX

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  4. You know that is not a common talent. Some people, i.e., ME have a hard time with this. Oh I would recognize my husband or daughter or most other family members... but you have a knack, I say. And yes, once brought to my attention, those actors DO look alike -WOW.
    Well, it's way past my bed time here and all are asleep, but I chuckled out loud when I read, ""Hey! Stop that guy! He reminds me of somebody!" ...TOO funny!
    p.s. If you're 'weird', then I'm ... a little concerned... about me... cause I relate WAY too often.
    :-)
    p.p.s. Course, hmmm... you know, I HAVE been called weird before.

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  5. You are so funny!! I totally agree, though.

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  6. Haha! That's great how much those two look alike! I have this fear that I will not recognize someone when I see them in a different setting. Like, for example, my neighbor or something. I can pretty much guarantee you that if I saw her at the grocery store or the post office, I would not recognize her. She has to be out walking her dog in front of my house in order for me to recognize her. And, I can never remember anyone's name. So, I'm weird in a different way. :-)

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  7. I do it all the time. Everyone looks like someone else and I always have to figure it out too. I annoy myself sometimes.

    LOST lost me a while back. I need to start over. But you're right on with Saywer and Jodie being twins. I totally see it!

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  8. I do not watch "Lost" I only recorded ER and Grey's Anatomy on the DVR so I could iron and watch at my leisure (you see, that way I wasn't wasting my time, HA!) but I do 'suffer' from your 'affliction' I always see (and too often say to the Duck) "He looks just like so and so" Drives him nuts ... or nuttier. Yesterday (or the day before, I can't remember) I remarked that the 'champion' on Jeopardy looked just like Jack Lemmon, albeit a young Jack Lemmon or maybe Phil Collins ... the Duck just stared at me, then returned to his crossword puzzle.

    Thank you ... I really enjoy your blog ... laughter is great medicine!

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  9. Now I had to look at those photos uno dos, tres! times. You make me laugh.

    I went to San Diego on my trip to CA to visit my BIL and SIL and their kids. It was too short, but fun. Hopefully we'll get to see each other soon!

    I watch LOST once and got lost and well it just didn't get found again.

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  10. Well, I don't have time to watch TV, and have never seen Lost, but you sure are right about those two looking like they're related!

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  11. Wow! Good detective work. I bet you could even better if you have some face detection software. Maybe you should look into it. ;)

    BTW, don't listen to anyone who suggests you might have ADD. If you do, and I'm not saying you do, it makes for fun reading. Ü

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  12. Well honey... it's nice to know that you're not as silly as you look. Or I look. or something like that anyway. And I mean that in the nicest possible way.

    Do you want to come to my quarters tonight for some..... toast?

    Muuuuuah!
    Katie

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  13. Yep, separated at birth! I have a thing for faces, too. The FBI needs us! I posted a similar post last year...take a look...

    http://willowmanor.blogspot.com/2008/07/separated-at-birth.html

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  14. Yep, there's sometin in the gene pool that makes them appear connected!

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  15. Oh Robynn, I'm at work here in the high school computer lab,... and there are seven senior students under my supervision wondering why I'm over here giggling. I share your thoughts,.. a 9th grade girl, friend of my granddaughter.. is a ringer for Reese Witherspoon! I told her I saw it and she was ok with it--really happy! Never watched Lost,.. maybe I should sounds like it's right up my alley!

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  16. HAHAHA!!! You are so right!! They do look the same!! That is too funny! :D

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  17. Oh, I agree, they look so much alike! I don't have cable TV so I've never seen "Lost" but it sounds like the title lives up to its name. Have you seen Jodie Foster in "Return to Nim's Island"? I have never seen her in such a hilarious role.

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  18. Oh, I agree, they look so much alike! I don't have cable TV so I've never seen "Lost" but it sounds like the title lives up to its name. Have you seen Jodie Foster in "Return to Nim's Island"? I have never seen her in such a hilarious role.

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  19. Okay, I would have thought, no way, but then when you put the two pictures up, I see it! You may be on to something here :) I was interviewed before by the FBI for a high school classmate who wanted to join... course I never did hear if he got the job, but you never know! Wow, coupled with your mad interview skills and this has potential written all over it!!

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  20. Who's lost??? Have I seen you someplace before??? I forget...LOL! Absolutely outstanding post! ~Janine XO

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  21. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am giggling out loud over this post, and I don't even watch lost (mainly because menopause is annoying enough without adding something in that is guaranteed to tick me off when I don't "get" it). I've never seen the actor before, but when I saw his picture, I first thought "Brad Pitt!".. at least until I saw the pic you posted of Jodie Foster. Oh yes, he DOES look like her! Hilarious...

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  22. Oh my gosh! They do look alike...a lot alike! I haven't been able to sit and read your blog in a while. I have missed it. So glad I could catch up a little..a nice way to start the day...laughing. We gave up on Lost a year or so ago...just got so frustrated with not being able to follow ANYTHING that was going on...and I love a good mystery. I just need more resolution than it gives me...kind of like music that never resolves...makes me crazy!!! LOL

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  23. The other night I was at the grocery. I saw this woman and thought she was someone I went to school with. I got up my n erve, walked over and asked if her name was Dorian. No she replied. She sure looked like Dorian, maybe it was really her and she didn't want me to know! They say everyone has twin somewhere in this great big world.

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  24. I don't watch much television anymore either, there's only so many hours in a day? Right. But you're right. They're two drops of water!

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  25. I was all prepared to say, "no way, they don't look anything alike!", then I saw the pictures. It's uncanny! I think the reason I didn't think they resembled is because I've never before seen a picture of Jodie Foster smiling. She usually has a somewhat stern look on her face, or serious, at least.

    My husband is exactly like you. He'll completely miss out on the story of a movie or show because he's trying to figure out who someone looks like, driving the rest of us bonkers. He also does it in public. He'll tell some young kid, "you look just like ----, our daughter's best friend growing up", and he won't be content to just tell them once. He'll keep telling them, "I can't get over how much you look like ----, are you sure you aren't related?". I run on up ahead, pretending I don't know him. ;-)

    Speaking of which, you act just like my husband, are you sure you aren't related?? ;-Þ

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  26. LOL!!!!!!!!! I ♥ Lost too!!! even if i am "lost" while i watch it i love it anyway!

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  27. You're so funny - great post as always!

    I was reading through and when I got to the part about senators and congressmen I had really mixed emotions. I'm totally with you in that there are a lot of things in our government and Congress that need some fixin' (as they say in the South). That being said, I think that the Senators actually work quite hard. Now whether it's worth a lifetime of pension, I can't say. But I've seen first hand (I used to work for a US Senator and my husband currently works for one) what their lives are like. You couldn't pay me enough money to do their job. It's literally 24/7, there is no down time or off time, you have to always be "on" for the public. And some of them, like this senator I worked for, has been doing it for years and years. I don't know how his wife takes it!

    Anyway, now I'll come down off of MY soapbox. Like I said, there's plenty that needs to be changed, but I gotta give them some credit for working hard. :)

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  28. oh, ps (sorry I got sidetracked with my little rant) I agree - they totally look alike!! So funny that you picked up on that!

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  29. girl, you ain't right.

    you're funny, but you ain't right. :)

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  30. Robynn, our vote is still out on the look alikes! I say yes, Kristies says no. I agree Lost made me lost!

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  31. okay....they look NOTHING alike but i am going to start watching that show!! is he available? holy smokes!

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  32. OH! This has been FUN!

    Ok, for those of you who disagree (all except your daughter Marilyn who is young and probably doesn't know who Jodie Foster is or might think she's an old fogey, like I am!) try and watch one episode (Wednesday as 9 or 10) - if you don't currently watch - even if only for a few minutes.

    Then listen to his voice inflections, look at facial expressions, and even body language, keeping Jodie Foster in mind. Then come back and tell me you still think I'm all wet. If so, it's okay. I have a towel!

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  33. Okay, so what's the name of that show again? ;-)

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  34. Oh my gosh, I do that with faces all the time! And you are right ... they do look like twins! :-)

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  35. Sooo funny! They do look alike!! You are amazing, your talents just keep popping up everywhere. So good to read blog again. I have a lot of catching up to do! love u

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  36. Loved this post - hilarious. Hi.la.ri.ous. Oh - did I say I thought it was pretty funny?

    Those two do look alike - it's the eyes, the nose, the lines around the mouth when they smile.

    By the way - I think they look a lot like you long-lost Great-aunt Gertrude too!

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  37. So funny! I have never thought about Sawyer looking like Jodie Foster but YOU'RE RIGHT!!! I understand the not having time for TV because you blog -- me, too, Lost is one of the 3 shows I watch!

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  38. Oh my goodness.....Yes you are a writer and exceptionally good at it too!

    I can see you writing very Good Mysteries.... for instance the plot goes something like this, Twins,(Jody and Josh) living way different lives and then they are spotted by the lady next door who can't believe her eyes but she's very sure that they look just like the Butler who did the Crime.....

    Love your blog.

    Blessings
    B.J. Brooks
    (Robinson)

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  39. Hi Robynn, You asked how I found you. I read a comment you wrote on another Blog which I check out almost daily. Lisa's blog --- 'Living My Life Outside the Box.'--- She's a delight.

    Thanks for your comments on my Blog, my mother's name was Audrey, thus my book
    Audrey's Window (there were 9 of us kids, and she died very young (36) so we became the windows of her world.

    Blessings
    B.J. Brooks
    (Robinson)

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  40. I have an award for you on my blog:)(((Hugs)))) Darcy

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  41. Isn't sawyer cute.

    I work nights in a group home so i watch ALOT of tv shows on dvd. currently I am watching LOST, I just started the third season and it is starting to get WEIRD.

    I am becoming a huge fan of the writing of the show, I mean it takes some seriously talented people to make all those stories intertwine together so well, there are so many little things that tie it all together.

    I find myself in a perpetual state of confusion in this third season, who the heck is ben? and who are all these people that just follow him, I am excited to find out.

    I watch about 8 episodes a night while I clean the house after the men I take care of go to bed.

    thanks for sharing your insights, you really are a great writer, the ice cream man post was really engaging and well written.

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