One thing I'm always doing is seeing people who remind me of other people. I'm always saying to my friends, "Doesn't he look like...," or, "isn't she the absolute image of...?"
My friends rarely agree with me.
Because of this 'seeing dead-ringer-people', my town sometimes seem largely populated by reluctant celebrities. I see them all the time and it's just a little bit strange.
Here are a few of the people in my neighbourhood:
I didn't see this one until someone pointed it out to me and then it was *so* true... God.
Johnny Cabs (from the movie Total Recall)
This is not a likeness. The guy in my town really is Johnny Cabs - he's got to be.
No I don't know who he is either. You back me up and I'll back you up.
Margaret Thatcher's Spitting Image Puppet
Poor old lady, she shouldn't have ended up looking like this... I want to offer to carry her bag but I'm laughing too hard.
Oh no, wait, it really is Michael Flatley that I see. He regularly visits Westport and joins Matt Molloy in a flute-playing session in Matt's fine pub. He's a great ambassador for Irish Culture but am I the only one who is reminded of Bugs Bunny whenever he dances?
I know this would be infinitely more fun if I had some actual pictures of my local look-alikes but have you any idea how much trouble I'm in around here already?
Do you see any celebrity looky-likeys moving through your community? I'd really like to know. Who are they?
The people that you meet when you're walking down the street...