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    Ever been mistaken for someone famous?

    I was waiting in line at a fix-it-yourself soda fountain the other day and the man in front of me suddenly got all weird acting...he actually dropped his drink...I didn't think too much about it but then out of the blue he turned around and started saying in a painfully loud voice, "Oh my god, it's really you--I knew it had to be. You're Mia Hamm, aren't you?! The team must be in town!" I have been told lots of times that the resemblance is remarkable, but never actually had someone freak like this. Everyone in the place was staring. Part of me was like, run with this and give the man an autograph, but I just smiled and said sorry, but it's ok --I get that a lot. I'm sure it was a let-down for everybody.

    my mother once had this huge discussion with a neighbor, and they had it figured that I looked more like Nicole Brown Simpson's sister--don't know the first thing about her since I chose not to waste brain space on all that trial hoopla. Anyway, I don't see any of these resemblances, but personally I'll stick with the Mia thing if it's ok with everyone else.
    Anybody ever been mistaken for Lance??
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    I used to get Tom Hanks a lot, but then I gained weight, lost some hair and was mistaken for Drew Carry on a few occasions. Now I'm back down (weight) and I get the Tom hanks thing again.

    I like looking like Hanks better.

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    Can't pass for Lance, but I used to get taken for Willie Nelson a lot --when we were both younger, of course. Even people in the music business, who should have known better, made the mistake a couple times. They quickly realized their mistake, however.
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    I was mistaken for a cyclist once while at the bank. The man in line behind me made a "nice" comment about my legs.
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    I was mistaken for Paul Newman once by a mob of women, but then I woke up
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    Back a few years ago, when I wore my hair in a different style, I was often taken for Lewis Grizzard, the southern humorist. We both had the same stye of eyeglass frames, mustache, and hair color.

    Now he's gone forever, and I don't get that anymore.
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    When I was younger, hairier, and fatter, I was often accused of being David Crosby.

    More recently, until I started keeping my little remaining hair buzzed short, people were always remarking on my resemblance to Walter Becker (of Steely Dan).

    Now, since Walter Becker and David Crosby look nothing like each other, I can only conclude that I must look like Clint Eastwood.

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    When I was doing research at UCLA, I used to get people going crazy when they saw me- said I looked like Diana Ross's daughter. The scary thing is, I really do, and I don't normally let people say I look like someone else (other than family) and get away with it. I saw her on television one day and fell off my chair. The resemblance is scary...

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    That's what I'm talking about, Koffee!! It's when someone says "You know, you look just like" and you go yeah, whatever...and then you see that person for the first time and get the willies.
    I had two guys that were stocking the dairy case in the local Mart practically drag me over to the milk display...there was Mia on a poster, doing that milk mustache promo-thingy and we all just stood there staring at it. I hadn't really seen her close up like that (hey, I do volleyball, not soccer) and it was...eerie for all of us.

    Then there's this schmo from my Thursday sand v-ball league that keeps insisting that I look like Angie Harmon(?) from Law and Order. I got curious, looked her up on the net, and decided that he needs to ease off the 1$ longnecks. Or maybe drink more until he thinks I'm Gabby Reece...???
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    Gabby Reese would be nice for you... tall, long limbed, and big! She is a healthy looking woman!

    Now Mia and Angie look nothing alike, except that they both have brown hair? Sometimes, people really are off when they make claims that you look like someone else. Sometimes, I just look at people crazy when they say I look like someone else fameous- it's obviously not there at all. But Diana Ross' daughter... brrrrrrrrrr... it's like looking at my twin or a really really close sister. It doesn't help that we both have the same name either.

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    I look kind of like the michelin man right now but im trying to fix that with some good ol fashion road bike riding....lol

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    I forgot in my chunky days I had a co worker that told I resembled the Sta-Puff Marshmallow man
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    I have been hauled off for "Meeting the description of someone they were looking for"
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    When I was in my early 20s I was told several times that I looked like KC of KC and the Sunshine Band. In my 30s I heard the Tom Hanks comparison. Now that i'm in my 40s I hear comparisons to some guy named Slow Biking Old Fart (haven't yet seen this guy so I'm not too sure on that).

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    Better to look like the guy from KC and the Sunshine Band rather than the guy from KFC, right?

    I did a search for this Slow Biking Old Fart- are you sure they aren't making it up?

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    Not too sure on that Slow Biking Old Fart guy. I am making a grave assumption that it is a guy!! I would be crushed if it turned out to be a woman. It may have something to do with cars because I only hear it from people who are driving their cars, if that helps.

    The KFC guy does have a cool goatee though!!

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    Yeah, but the KFC guy is dead!

    If anything, you'd look like a pile of dust then, huh?

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    Sometimes, people think I am Joe Dirt.
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    I've had a few people tell me i look like the carpenter guy on the TV show "while you were out." I guess there is a resemblence, but I was surprized to hear it more than once <shrug>

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    Bikesick, if you look anything like Ty, then... git on over here right now, boy!



    Ty is HOT!!!

    Sorry, I'm drooling...

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    Quote Originally Posted by danr
    Sometimes, people think I am Joe Dirt.
    Doesn't Joe Dirt resemble Bryan Adams?



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    Come on now, Coffee. Ti is Trading Spaces. While You Were Out is Jason Cameron, Andrew Dan-Jumbo, or (my favorite) Leslie Segrete.
    After Monster Garage and Junkyard Wars, the best shows on TV
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    Well apparently, I resemble a Canadian singer-songwriter from the Toronto area. People will come up to me and start singing his songs and act as if they know me. This is embarrassing, as I really dislike his music. I have run into this singer a few times; once in Toronto he and his band mate were walking by me they just stared, I guess they were thinking something like ‘you look like me/him’! Another time he and his band sat next to me in a café here in Winnipeg and they had the same reaction. The worst part about this whole look-a-like-resemblance-thing, is this guy is really ugly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koffee Brown
    Doesn't Joe Dirt resemble Bryan Adams?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev.Chuck
    Come on now, Coffee. Ti is Trading Spaces. While You Were Out is Jason Cameron, Andrew Dan-Jumbo, or (my favorite) Leslie Segrete.
    After Monster Garage and Junkyard Wars, the best shows on TV
    Bleah... While You Were Out. I used to like that show back when Anna Bacci was the hostess. Then they got the new chick and I couldn't stand watching it anymore. Jason Cameron is ok... I prefer the animation of Ty....

    Too bad you don't look like Ty. I would have ripped your clothes off and...well...

    The rest is X-rated.

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