19 thoughts on “Another SB comparison

  • December 9, 2004 at 1:04 am
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    Better than being told you look like Rosie O’Donnell.

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  • December 9, 2004 at 1:18 am
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    I understand your frustration.
    I get Julia Roberts alot. It’s the smile. But I haven’t heard the comparison for awhile, so maybe I’m starting to look more like me and less like her….here’s hoping! 🙂

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  • December 9, 2004 at 1:22 am
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    Hey, Rosie’s cute!

    -J

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  • December 9, 2004 at 1:22 am
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    I mean, yeah, I have to admit to being flattered that the only people I’ve ever been compared to are pretty cute: Sandra, of course (“Sandy” to her friends); Claire Danes (thank you, Jack); Julia Ormond (thank you, Karsten); Geena Davis (thank you, Trish the Dish); Justine Bateman (thank you, everyone who knew me in the ’80s).

    I do see that if you blended those gals together, you’d have something resembling me. (Well, you’d also have a big mess and a warrant out for your arrest. Eww.)

    And let’s be honest: I play the “that guy looks like so-and-so crossed with so-and-so” game all the time, so it’s a little hypocritical of me to roll my eyes when people play that game with me. 🙂

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  • December 9, 2004 at 1:31 am
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    Yeah, I can see that, sort of. Your smile is nice and broad, which is what is so appealing about Ms. Roberts. But yeah, hearing it all the time gets a little old. 🙂

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  • December 9, 2004 at 1:38 am
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    I got the exact same thing when I went to the dentist last. Only she told me as soon as she walked in the room…

    dentist: “You look like that guy..the actor, what’s his name?”
    me: “Kevin Bacon. I get that all the time.”

    Actually these days I’ve been getting Jon Bon Jovi a lot more. When my hair is long it’s Bon Jovi, medium length it’s Kevin Bacon, and when it’s short or I’m in gothy type clothes it’s David Bowie. Personally I don’t get it accept for we all have a similar build, but I hear it all the time.

    I think people just like to associate looks with something they’re familiar with and for some reason Americans like to assume that being compared to someone famous is somehow a compliment. (I don’t happen to agree but I’m guilty of doing it too…)

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  • December 9, 2004 at 1:40 am
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    You don’t think she has kind of a pig-nosed face? I can’t get past that.

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  • December 9, 2004 at 1:49 am
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    Huh. I guess I’d never thought of it that way, but I can see what you mean. Kind of an odd nose, anyway.

    I think she’s prettier when her hair isn’t doing the “frame your face” thing, as in this or this instead of this.

    And I can’t believe I just spent the past ten minutes looking at celebrity photos. Someone shoot me now.

    -J

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  • December 9, 2004 at 2:03 am
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    It may not be a compliment (although when it’s someone whose job it is to be pretty/good looking, I suppose it is) so much as useful. For a couple of years some time ago, I kept meeting people and being told, with a shock of recognition, that I looked like their ex-wife. Since I didn’t know their ex-wife, that comparison didn’t tell me a whole lot. 🙂 Tell me that I look like Brooke Shields, and I’ll have some clue of what you’re seeing.

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  • December 9, 2004 at 2:32 am
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    I was reading People magazine last night (one of my guilty pleasures of fluff) and saw a recent pic of Geena Davis. I barely recognized her, and thought, “Hmm. She doesn’t look so much like Kate O anymore.” 😉

    They did, however, have a pic of Renee Zellweger with dark brown hair. Meeyow.

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  • December 9, 2004 at 5:19 am
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    See how tempting it is to hang out in the shallow end? 😉

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  • December 9, 2004 at 5:20 am
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    What if your ex-wife is Brooke Shields?

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  • December 9, 2004 at 5:21 am
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    saw a recent pic of Geena Davis. I barely recognized her, and thought, “Hmm. She doesn’t look so much like Kate O anymore.” 😉

    Ha! I bet Geena gets that all the time.

    And Renee Z does look good with the dark hair, doesn’t she?

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  • December 9, 2004 at 5:27 am
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    Then she really gets around, ’cause she’s got about four ex-husbands. 🙂

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  • December 9, 2004 at 5:31 am
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    the people I have gotten are people whom I do not personally find attractive always. (I think Sofia Coppola is the latest- HELLO? I am about as WASPY as it gets, but the comparisons have been like, Maria Callas (OK), Nana Mouskouri (weird, not bad exactly) and (the absolute positive WORST) Mayim Bialik (when I was 17)). So, at least, though your comparisons are a bit white bread, they are cute!

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  • December 9, 2004 at 6:41 am
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    unusual usage of ‘favour’

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  • December 9, 2004 at 7:11 am
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    Yeah, isn’t it? Although I know I’ve encountered it at least a few times before. I just can’t remember where or whether the other speakers were Southerners / in their mid-40s / whatever, as this woman was.

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  • December 9, 2004 at 7:19 am
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    You don’t remind me of anyone. 🙂

    I mean, not that you necessarily have some mysterious look about you, but you definitely have a uniqueness. A pretty uniqueness — don’t get me wrong. 🙂

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