First of all, I went to Apple and bought this handy TV adaptor so our flat screen has turned into my Mom’s computer, aka a giant computer monitor in the living room. It’s pretty fabulous. And Val can read everything I’m writing so I better be sure not to talk crap about her.
Anyway, VOTE!!!! You can vote as many times as you want if you a) clear your cache and b) use different web browsers (Safari v. Firefox v. Internet Explorer, etc.). The poll ends tomorrow, womp womp. Just so everyone knows, if I get selected I get to appear on HSN to support this makeup line called Purple Lab. Radical.
Next thing. I am truly not trying to be rude or offensive when I say this, so don’t take it personally. I think “Doppelganger Week” was a great viral marketing technique to get people thinking about celebrities and how Amanda Seyfried’s new movie is coming out on Friday or how James Van Der Beek is going to be appearing on the show “Mercy” now, however is anyone mildly offended when they post a picture of a celebrity and realize they’re the ugly version of them? Think about it. I’ve been on Facebook and while most of my friends and random Facebook friends that I’ve never spoken to are attractive in their own right, they are severely downplaying their good looks by posting a picture of a much more attractive celebrity. I feel like at some point when you hear you look like someone, it’s flattering, but at the same time you have to wonder what makes you look different from that celebrity too — and it’s probably that you’re more out of shape, have a bigger nose, smaller eyes, you’re missing a leg, you have no ears…. OK, that’s a little dramatic, but you get the point I’m trying to make. I get Leann Rimes, Ashley Tisdale and Nicole Richie a lot (plus Britney Spears because Val is all about making things humorous), but do I look like LeAnn because she had a weird gap in her teeth? The Tiz when she had her wonky nose? Nicole Richie because for most of her life looked like a drug addict (I completely love her regardless)? And even Britney, someone who I have adored most of my life, when she was crazy and had bad skin and now has the worst hair in the business?!!!
Things to think about. Really makes you think twice about associating yourself as a Doppelganger.
This isn’t true for everyone. For instance, my friend Laura gets that she looks like Molly Shannon. Molly Shannon is attractive, but Laura is a knockout and in no way should be put in a category with Miss Molly.
Also, I think it’s important to point out that people are taking advantage of this Doppelganger nonsense by posting pictures of people who they LOOK NOTHING LIKE, and they’re dead serious: they think they really look like these people, but really they only look like that as a figment of their imagination, a minute piece of flattery hoisted upon them at a bar by a drunk man/woman trying to get into their pants. “Well, I have to say you look JUST like Brad Pitt!” I’m sorry. Nobody comes close to Brad Pitt – not even George Clooney. Who are you to say you look like the epitome of all mankind when, well, you look more like Brad Shit? I’m just saying that not even Megan Fox could put that she looks like Angelina Jolie without it being offensive.
There are some exceptions, as there are with everything. But do yourself a favor and take down your photo unless you’re pretty darn sure that you look better or identical to that celebrity. Or don’t, I don’t care, and it’s a free country, plus it’s kind of fun. I’m just saying that I had to take down my Beyonce photo because the resemblance was uncanny; people were starting to call Stewart “HOVA” and sending him NY Yankees caps. A little out of control.