Monday, January 28, 2008

Separated At-Birth

For some time, I've been amazed at the resemblance between Leelee Sobiesky and Helen Hunt. I'd never heard anyone else point this out before, so I thought I'd be breaking new ground. Apparently not.

There was another "separated at-birth" example I wanted to drop in your collective laps, but this last birthday (a couple weeks, ago) gifted me with a nice, big case of senility. Well, to be honest, that gift has been in my closet for years, with wrapping slowly fraying and falling off.

So, my cheap lil trifecta gets stripped down to a one-fecta. Ladies n gentlemen, I give you the Monday's most fantastic, awesome, politically relevant "separated at birth:"

Harry J. Lennix & Barack Hussein Obama!

Okay, so they're not exactly twins, but if ever WHENever they make a movie about Obama's life, I think Lennix is a shoe-in, as they say.

Shoe-in. What the hell does that mean, anyway?

EDIT: Michael K. Williams who plays "Omar" on the series, The Wire, would make a cool-ass DMX.


B. Good said...


Happy Belated Birthday! Your shoe-in's are on point. I have no idea what that means, but being the true nerd that I am, I looked it up.

Apparently the correct spelling is "shoo-in", and it comes from the 1930's horse racing days. Here's a link.

West said...

Ahh. Thanks for the birthday wishes and the edjumacation, B!

Angie said...


West said...

Thanks, Angie.