Wednesday, May 12, 2010

In Which I See The Resemblance

Thanks to an upset stomach, I played hooky from work on Monday. Missing work due to illness is something that happens very infrequently (short of last Fall's allergy fiasco), but with a volatile-feeling stomach I figured that it'd be better for both myself and my co-workers that I fight through Colon War 2010 on home territory than on enemy ground.

So there I was, sitting on the couch and watching TV and remarking to myself about how much daytime television really sucks when the pithy banter between the morning show hosts gets interrupted by a CBS News graphic and an announcer stating in a non-confrontational baritone voice that This is a CBS News Special Report. I immediately think that something horrible has happened, that there has been a terrorist attack or something. The graphic fades away to a shot of Katie Couric at the news desk sporting what looks to be like a prime example of what Bed Head looks like.

She goes on to say that they are interrupting the regularly scheduled program to announce that President Obama is about to officially give his nomination for the person to replace Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. There is some more political blah blah blah for a few minutes, and then the camera pans up to the podium where President Obama, Vice President Biden, and the nominee for the soon-to-be vacant Supreme Court are standing.

The President begins speaking, but I tune him out. I'm too distracted by the person standing to his left.

"Who is that?" I ask The Boss, who is sitting next to me.

"I have no idea," she admits. We both fall silent as we listen to Obama speak a bit more. A few minutes pass.

"Holy Shit, is that Jon Lovitz?"

"What? Where?" The Boss asks.

"The person Obama is nominating for the Supreme Court. She looks like Jon Lovitz."


Holy crap, people. They could be related.

Maybe if Elena Kagan doesn't work out, they can just switch her with Jon Lovitz instead. They both have no judicial experience, and aside from an in-depth knowledge of the law, I don't think anyone would really notice the difference.

P.S. Ms Kagan, I'm only kidding. I'm sure you'd make a much better judge than Mr Lovitz.


Based upon interest from my post on Friday last week, The Boss has completed some more of her handmade felt animals and has listed them on Etsy. To view her collection, visit her store, The Grateful Threads.


Ashton King said...

This made me literally lol. Especially since I read this just before we went into a story about Ms. Kagan's official nomination in my local morning show.

Mr O said...

Haha, I'm gonna think about this everytime I see her on the news now

Aunt Juicebox said...

Wow, you're right!

Yay for the boss starting an Etsy shop!

Jennifer said...

Hahaha, omg you just made my afternoon with that! They look too much alike!

Anything Katie Couric is streaming should probably be followed by feelings of terror, anyway... She's always been a little frightening and cryptic in my book.

RAY J said...

lol... they do!!

Chuck said...

Could there not possibly be a hot chick judge to put on the court? You know when Stevens said he was leaving that the other guys on the court said, "Great, he'll probably nominate another old wrinkly bitch...or a dyke." Man they gotta be depressed now!

Moonspun said...

She will make a kickass judge, but I do see the resemblance...

Nes said...

Oh gee! Darn they look like twins! Amazing!

Badass Geek said...

Ashton King: Nice!

Mr O: You're welcome. =)

Aunt Juicebox: Yay!

Jennifer: I agree.

RAY J: Weird, isn't it?

Chuck: Hey, you never know. She might have a freak flag.

Moonspun: I honestly don't know much about her. I was too distracted by her likeness to Jon Lovitz.

Nes: Isn't it?

LiLu said...

They have the EXACT SAME MOUTHS.


Charles said...

I don't know about spooky.... hilarious? yes.

And Moonspun: We know nothing about this woman aside from her general lack of attractive feminine looks and the fact that she is willing to argue against first amendment rights... she looks like she could judge a wet t-shirt at an LGBT convention... but supreme court? i think not.

carissajaded said...

OH MY GOSH! I had this same exact conversation with someone the other day.. I also think she looks a little like Nathan Lane, and then I read somewhere today where they compared her to that weird (I think) Billy crystal character from the princess bride!!! WEIRD!

Employee No. 3699 said...

Same eyes, nose and mouth; she just needs to pull that hair off her forehead and add a double chin.

You’re really good at these comparisons. This post reminded me of the one you did on ‘Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer’!

Nej said...

Oh, Badass! She's probably sitting in her bedroom crying right now after reading that. (hehehehehe)

They look's crazy!!!

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