Saturday, February 16, 2008

Is It George?

I was looking through some of the weird images that I've collected over the years. There's one that I cut out of a magazine from work about five or six years ago that was a full-page ad for some sort of technology symposium. I actually had this taped to my cubicle for a long time. It was nothing out of the ordinary--just a list of the courses and the speakers with their bios and some of their pictures. But I could not stop staring at this guy...

Was this a joke or a mistake? I do a lot of desktop publishing and I know that sometimes these things can happen. Perhaps they were waiting for a picture of Mr. Medina and threw something in FPO (that's lingo we use in the industry which means "For Position Only"--consider yourself "hip" to the world of desktop publishing). But I looked the guy up and he was (is) real. In fact, you can look him up, too. Just do a Google image search for Richard Medina and see what comes up or GO HERE and see what he looks like today (same guy with a slightly modified "do").

In case you haven't figured it out, Mr. Medina looks a lot like George Costanza...

6 comments:

elephantschild said...

My Dh and I routinely keep track of various celebrities we see. We've "seen" Fidel Castro, driving down a Southside Milwaukee street in a pickup truck (no gun rack!, for example. We've seen Garrison Keillor at the grocery store, and Newt Gingrich, too.

Wani said...

My uncle looks a little like Saddam Husein. Which proved to be a problem when he was traveling to Spain in the '90s. He was taken into the back room of the airport security and detained for questioning. When they started talking about strip searching him he said the trip wasn't worth it - he'd rather just go home. Or at least thats the way my uncle tells the story. He probably just had someone say he looked like Saddam once and it turned into this huge story. Thats my family for you.

scott said...

I bet that guy has NEVER heard that before.

And I want you to know that I'm resisting the urge to email him and send him the link to your post, just so we could get a comment from him.

Big Doofus said...

scott - Actually, I've had something like that happen one time when I did a post on songs about the pancreas. While I didn't get Haywood Banks to comment on my page, I DID get a reply from the man who recorded a song called The Happy Pancreas.

JAM said...

I feel poor Richard's pain. It's almost impossible to find a good picture of me too.

Though I DO have a full, and luscious head of hair. I take great comfort in that.

Tech Daddy said...

I agree, he does look a lot like George. That's too funny.