Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Happy Festivus

A colleague at work pointed me in the direction of this great great wiki entry. Check it out if you get a chance.

Apparently, this holiday was created long before it became popularized by its infamous appearance on Seinfeld. There are some potentially great traditions associated with it, especially the Airing of Grievances, which, if done right, could be therapeutic and constructive for all parties concerned.

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Sort of off-topic, but in college one of my friends nicknamed me "Jerry," as it was his opinion I strongly resembled Mr. Seinfeld. I didn't see much of a resemblance back then and still don't, but my buddy was not alone in his view. As recently as last winter, while at a restaurant with my wife, a party waiting for their table approached me just to say I looked like Jerry Seinfeld. This is not the first time this has happened, though I hope it is the last. And several years ago, at a holiday party, a friend of the family pulled me aside and suggested I try to earn some money being a celebrity look-alike. Thinking she was joking, I broke into laughter, only to discover too late her advice had been given in earnest.

This picture of me was taken a few years back. I don't see a resemblance at all, though I'll let you decide for yourselves.

9 comments:

Phil Stiefel said...

You never really looked like "Jerry" alot just you acted like him and had the same sense of humor and slightly looked like him.... at least people tell you that you look like someone cool and funny.... I get Tom Green all the time and he is a whack job.

Brian O'Rourke said...

Phil,

Oh my god you do look like Tom Green! Why did I never think of this!!!

Phil Stiefel said...

YOu should see the resemblence now that I havent cut my hair in like 5 months.

Rita Vetere said...

HaHaHaHa! Merry Christmas, Jerry! Hope you and your girls have a terrific one!

seana said...

No, I really don't see the resemblance at all. People must be blind. If you would put up a picture of Fiona, though, we could see if there was something in the bloodline...

Happy Festivus, all. Oh yeah, I forgot to look at the link. Guess I'll do that now.

Brian O'Rourke said...

Rita,

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and (don't forget) Happy Saturnalia!

Brian O'Rourke said...

Seana,

I know, I just don't get it when people come up to me and say that.

Speaking of Fiona, I'm holding out on releasing the pics of her till Us Weekly comes back with a better offer. I know how much they paid Cruise for Baby Suri...

marco said...

Happy festivity of choice to you and your recently-expanded family!

Brian O'Rourke said...

Marco -

You too, pal. Happy holidays and happy new year!

And when are you going to start brewing?!?