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Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Alter Egos

I think there are several people hanging out inside. Of me, that is. I find myself in people I see around me. On television, in movies, in real life. They just seem like people like me. They say things I would. Have actions or motions like me. Or they swirl their skirt in such a fashion as to make a statement. Or they roll their eyes. Or their face tells all. Mine does. Or they don't mince words.

Daniel Tosh seems to be a lot like me. Except for the fact that he's rich and I am not. And I think he smiles more than me. But, seriously, that smart ass humor with a penchant for poking fun and making up stories is precisely my game.

I've often wondered which Golden Girl I'm most like. I waver between Dorothy and Sophia...with some Blanche-like leanings. Dorothy Zbornak aka Bea Arthur....Organized, teacher-like tendencies, common sense oriented, and long flowing gowns. That's what Dorothy and I share. But as much as I have strong Dorothy tendencies, I think I'm even more like her Momma. Sophia Petrillo.....aka Estelle Getty. No nonsense, call your BS as I see it, and always in some sort of trouble. Yep, that's me.

And I've just started a recent David Sedaris book. And there's no doubt that he and I share many of the same writing styles for humor and drawing visions in people's heads. A bit twisted with plenty of childhood memories. However, like Tosh.O above, once again, he's richer than I am.

How about you??

9 comments:

Kelly said...

I love Tosh!!! he is tooo fucking funny... and thanks for posting the flag again... smooches!!!

Ur-spo said...

My alter ego is an The Countess from The Women.

Or an aardvark.

Lemuel said...

I'm not sure who would be "me outside myself". That's tough. I tend more towards "I wish I were more like him".

Bridgeout said...

Tosh is great! Just saw his old stand up routine on Comedy Central.
My alter egos? Hmm... this may take some thought...

Anne said...

i think they all try and be like me. as for you? take the best of each of the golden girls - that's you!

Dave2 said...

Tosh is great. While I like his show, I kind of wish he did more standup.

David Sedaris is genius. Though, if you want to truly experience his work, you really need to get the audio book. His stories take on an entirely new life when he reads them to you! Twice as funny (if that's possible).

Rick said...

I've never seen nor heard of Tosh: I guess I live a life of solitude, my alter ego being say Laura Ingalls Wilder???

Stash said...

I'd like to think there's a little Julia Child in me.

Let butter, cream and cheese rule the planet!!!

Stephen said...

My alter ego is Julie Andrews.