Was my festive shirt the model for the men’s room signs at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu? Did I see the sign on arrival and subconsciously decide to dress similarly when I returned to the airport to depart Hawaii?
Am I leading a double life as an actor in several critically acclaimed television series?
I ask because I was recently accused of being Paul Sparks—the actor who played gangster Mickey Doyle on Boardwalk Empire and writer Thomas Yates in the Netflix version of House of Cards. My accuser reacted to my protestations with incredulity. Confronted with the evidence, I’m a little incredulous myself.
Previous lookalikes are here.
Did I forget a period of my life when I grew a horseshoe mustache and dreadlocks, walked around topless, and illustrated this 2009 article in the Economist on the economic boon that hippy festivals represent to rural American communities?
Previous lookalikes are here.
Is Franz Sacher, the Inventor of the famous sachertorte, still alive and and working at the at the Electronic Frontier Foundation? Might this help explain why EFF Technology Project Director Peter Eckersley is so concerned about protecting privacy and pseudonymity?
Recently, I ate at the somewhat famous London vegetarian restaurant Indian Veg Bhelpoori House in Islington (often referred to simply as “Indian Veg”).
I couldn’t help but imagine that the restaurant had hired Emanuel Bronner as their interior decorator.
Is Croatian “kiberkomunist” (i.e., “cyber-communist”) artist and hacker Marcell Mars living a secret life as a Nantucket Reds -wearing preppie from the American northeast?
The seal of the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center declares “Protection is Our Trademark.” But, is the same seal violating Nintendo’s trademark for the Pokémon Zapdos? I’ll let you decide.
Thanks to Tomas Reimers for catching this one. Previous lookalikes here and here.
It’s funny, I don’t remember donning a cape and making an apperance on the food network.
Is Richard Stallman leading a secret life as Serbian Nationalist “Chetnik” Zoran Radovanovic?
Could Debian developer and Catalan free software translator Jordi Mallach be living a secret life as champion Russian figure-skater Evgeny Plushenko?
Recent photographic evidence uncovered by Mika seems to support such a theory. Decide for yourself:
Two related items today:
First: Jordi Mallach has gently helped me to the conclusion that I need a hackergotchi. I took a number of pictures with myself with a digital camera and have narrowed it down to a final four that I think are sufficiently embarassing to represent myself to the world. Comments and suggestions are welcome.
Second: It struck me that the guy in Candidate Two in my hackergotchi contest looked a whole lot like a major candidate in another major election going on at the moment.
I showed these to Dafydd Harries who made a visual comparison (below) to illustrate the nearly confusing degree similarity.
In the great tradition of free knowledge and the culture of derivative works, Micah Anderson has already sent me this remix.