Last night I attended my first D. C. Blogorama since starting a weblog of my own, organized by James Joyner of Outside the Beltway fame. Also in attendance were “MB” from The Mud and the Blood and the Beer and Mark from Mark the Pundit, who notes that I look “a lot like Jon Stewart.” This is a nice change from the Ray Romano comparison I hear so often, but I’ll let you be the judge:
I think Ray wins out on this one, if you can call that winning, but Mark does have an eye for celebrity look-alikes. Here’s his comparison of game show host/radio personality Wink Martindale and Senator Bill Nelson:
Striking, isn’t it? What’s most amusing is that all of the photos on the incredibly spiffy Wink’s World have “sample” written all over them so that fans can’t print them out from the Web instead of buying them. Now I like Wink as much as the next guy,* but is Wink Martindale photo piracy really a major issue? Are people illegally downloading the photos to adorn their shrines to the Holy Trinity of Wink, Monty Hall, and Casey Kasem? Does anyone actually pay $10 plus $3 shipping and handling to buy them on the open market? And when will Wink finally launch his own clothing line?
*Unless the next guy happens to be Amazon reviewer Doo Doo Brown, who gives Martindale’s autobiography Winking at Life five stars and Immanuel Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason only one. If he’s the next guy, I need to move over a few steps.