Thursday, February 17, 2011

Mighty Fallen

The other day, this girl that just started working in my office said to me, "Has anyone ever told you that you look like Ricky Gervais?"


"No" I said. I admitted that I didn't really know what Ricky Gervais looked like. I knew that he'd just made a big splash by hosting the Golden Globes and saying all sorts of mean things about celebrities, but I didn't watch the Golden Globes.

"Yeah," she said, "You look kind of like him, except taller and less...uh...British."

"Oh."

So I went back to my computer and IMed Rish, telling him about it.

DUDE, RICKY GERVAIS IS HIDEOUSLY UGLY, he replied, IF SOMEONE HAD TOLD ME THAT I LOOKED LIKE RICKY GERVAIS, I'D BE REALLY OFFENDED.

I looked at some pictures of Ricky Gervais, and I can kind of see the resemblance. I'm fat, especially in my face, which makes me look like Mr. Gervais. I just got a haircut the other day too, and it is similar to the way Ricky wears his hair.

The worst part is that it wasn't always this way.

A GIRL ONCE TOLD ME THAT I LOOKED LIKE TOM CRUISE IN HIGH SCHOOL, I IMed to Rish.


NOW THEY SAY YOU LOOK LIKE TOM CRUISE ON TROPIC THUNDER, IMed Rish back to me.

RIGHT, I replied. I don't generally use emoticons, but I could have probably found several that portrayed my thoughts right then.

3 comments:

  1. I can sort of see it, but I don't find him to be a particularly unattractive man (not that I am an expert on the attractiveness of men).
    I would prefer to be compared to Gervais. Up to now I have been compared to Chris Farley, John Belushi, "That guy from Blues Traveler", and the entire city of Berkeley. About the best comparison anyone other than my wife has ever made is that I would look like David Duchovny if I lost more weight.

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  2. I can see a general resemblance, but it's not like 'Wow, that guy really looks like Ricky Gervais!'

    And as much as I'm loathe to do so, I have to strenuously disagree with Rish that Ricky Gervais is 'hideously ugly'. He's not gorgeous or anything, but he's not bad looking either. And he's funny which makes him kinda sexy.

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  3. I don't really see the resemblance. Appart from the fact that he's at least 10 years older than you, your face is longer and you have a stronger jawline and differently shaped eyebrows. Not to mention that his teeth are quite gnarly even by UK standards :)

    I wouldn't say that Gervais is ugly, he just has a bit of an awkward manner which leads to him looking either smug or uncomfortable in photographs. Google "Ricky Gervais, new romantic" and you'll see that he looked quite pretty back in the 80's.

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