I saw a guy the other day who was the spitting image of Nahm - I mean a dead
ringer, but mebbe 30# or so thinner. I had to ask if he'd heard the
comparison before. He said not only does he hear it all the time, but some
years ago he even traveled to DC to enter a Norm look-alike contest, and
came in first in a field of 360 entrants. He won a huge Norm poster and
$1000 worth of power tools. Coincidentally, he's a general contractor
himself and also teaches at the high school down the road from me (I didn't
ask if he taught shop).
Even though I wasn't a faithful watcher by any means, I kinda miss
Norm going on about something while I am doing my Saturday chores.
Never thought I would. Dunno... maybe I just don't care for the
Norm caught a lot of flack, but his show had a good bit of interest.
The Woodsmith guys cover the most basic stuff. Once in a while
there's a tidbit in there, but for the most part I'd rather look at
wallpaper with a nice simulated wood grain.
Me neither. They act like they are graduates of the Mr Rogers
school of acting and have dropped at least 3 valium each before
shooting the show. They have that perfect monotone monocadence
PBS "voice" which the SNL skit Schweaty Balls nailed to a T.
Heh! A few years back, I had a salt & pepper beard.
Combined with my wire frame glasses and detached grin, I
rather resembled Norm to some degree.
At a home show I noticed a woman staring at me bug-eyed from
across a woodworking demonstration. I just smiled amiably.
--Winston <-- Now growing and tinting sideburns for Elvis contest
Last week, I was driving down a side street near my office and got
temporarily stuck because a lawn-care truck (with a big flat trailer
for the mowers) was parked on the other side and just after it there
was a minivan parked on my side and there was a white dual-cab
pickup approaching in the opposite direction. There wasn't room to
pass between the two parked vehicles, so I stopped behind the minivan
to let the pickup go first. The driver scowled at me as he went by.
(I think he thought I could have done a better job pulling over, which
was true, but there was room enough.) Anyway, I could swear it was
Tommy Silva. Which isn't really unlikely, since this was in Lexington
Mass, about a mile from where Google Maps says his construction
company is located.
People stop me all the time thinking I'm Tom Selleck We're spitting images
of each other. If you really look close, you can see that Tom is a bit
taller though. And he has more hair (lots more). And he has a smaller
waist line. And he is a bit younger. Other than that, you can't tell us
apart unless you get close, but from a quarter mile or so, we look almost
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