Do you look like anyone else? Have you ever been told that you look like someone else?
In 1974, I was a senior at the University of Michigan/Flint Campus. I should have graduated in 1972, but my first 2 years I majored in Euchre at the Student Union. Anyway, My friend Phil Cornell was the Student Govt. president. My friend Dave Wiget, was the Senior Class president, and I was on the student council, AND the sports editor of the school paper...
My job on the council was to cordinate entertainment on campus, and to grant the usage of the auditorium to fundraisers and lectures. One person in particular always stood out as being community oriented, and always had " off-beat " film festivals. His name was Michael Moore.
Without getting into Mikes Bibliography, we all know that he became a famous Documentary Film maker, and an Oscar Winner..He is also probably Flint's most famous reigning celebrity!
I've talked to Mike many times, we've met at many poetry readings, and have attended many functions together. If he saw me in public, he would certainly acknowledge me and nod, or maybe shake my hand, but I doubt if he would know my name...Maybe, but I doubt it.
The problem is that we look alike!! We are both men of considerable girth, wear the same black frame glasses, tend to dress rather casual, and we both have brown scraggly hair. More than once I have been told this by strangers, and friends alike..
One time I was in Boulder Colorado, taking a tour of the Celestial Seasonings Tea Factory, I was in the hospitality room enjoying an iced herbal Camomile Tea, ( I hear it's good for hemorrhoids ) I happened to be wearing a hat that indicated that I was from Flint Michigan, well someone in the room said outloud..'Theres Michael Moore', I was soon surrounded by a boisterous crowd of autograph seekers, and I actually had to pull out my wallet and show them my drivers license. That almost didn't work either because it said that I was from Flint...His home town. I finally convinced them who I really was, and I had to tell them some college stories to appease them..Galen holding court in Boulder Colorado...To total strangers!!!!
So what The G-Man wants to know is....Do you look like anyone famous? Have you ever been mistaken for anyone famous? And who is the most famous person from your home town?
BTW, those 2 other guys Phil and Dave, that was on the Student Council with me? All 3 of us still have season football tickets together...35 years later!.....Peace..... Galen