They say that everyone has a double somewhere in the world, but I’ve always been a little troubled by the fact that I’ve never seen mine. When Otter Disaster and I were in college back during the late Cretaceous, there was another student at the university who looked remarkably like him, enough that we called him (unofficially, and never to his face) “Otherotter.” I am, however, very lucky in that the only FAMOUS person that I’m ever told I resemble is also someone whom I respect and whose work I really love: Penn Jillette. While I’m not nearly as handsome as the big guy, I am just about as loud, which I think balances things out, and when I had my own enormous Kentucky Waterfall haircut, I tended to model it on Penn’s hair. (Whether or not I was successful is another tale entirely.) Having an acquaintance who is a dead ringer for a young Tiffany Amber-Theissen, though, I expect that having a complete celebrity doppelganger is a HUUUUGE pain in the patookus, it would make it easier to figure out what happens when you eventually become a Lifetime movie of the week (as we probably all will.)
The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) can’t decide whether Young Zach should be played by Michael Cera or Selena Gomez, asking: Who would you want to play YOU in the movie of your life?