Monday, May 19, 2008

An UnCanny Resemblance

This Thursday, May 22, 2008, I, along with a most fetching companion, will head to the Warner Theater in downtown D.C. for the 37th Annual Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. We'll be lucky enough to listen and watch Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Updike give the annual lecture on,"The Clarity of Things, What Is American About American Art." While I know from past experience that these evenings can be both learned and entertaining; in discussing the upcoming evening today with my friends/co-workers, a certain youthful but very intelligent young lady pointed out a very amusing yet eerie resemblance. The program's cover photograph is of the famous portrait of Paul Revere by John Singleton Copley. It was pointed out to the assembled, well trained eyes that he bears an uncanny resemblance to an actor of the day. It's really very funny and incredibly true. Obviously others have seen the same thing as you will see below. I'll write about the lecture later in the week, but until then, do you see it too?


Anonymous said...

What is up with those fingers- how many of them are there- and where have they been-

My Notting Hill said...

Brilliant! We're huge Jack Black fans in this house.