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    Chairman of the bored Maister's avatar
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    Out of Familiar Context

    Not sure how easy or difficult this will be but let's try this as a sort of contest.....



    Can anyone name who this individual is and what he's best known for?

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    That's ole Jewy McJewerson from the 50's Judah is King Komedy Hour Shvitz

    (sorry God's Chosen People)
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    Alderman and civic leader, Harry Wholesome from The Town Next Door.

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    I believe that is Eli Wallach, noted character actor. The Ugly, in The Good, The Bad and the Ugly.
    "I am very good at reading women, but I get into trouble for using the Braille method."

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    Meet Jeremiah L. Pettibone, Jr. We're all grateful for his invention of the battery powered ear and nose hair remover.
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    Yeah....

    That guy that discovered DNA? The one who said stupid things about a certain race not being "equal," then claimed it was taken out of context....is that this old geezer?? Josepf McFinkelstein maybe.....
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    Meet Arnie Shollman - he write off-Broadway comedies and lives with his long-time love Irma, who is a potter, over on the West Side - they have a small place out on Nantucket

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    Quote Originally posted by otterpop View post
    I believe that is Eli Wallach, noted character actor. The Ugly, in The Good, The Bad and the Ugly.
    Color me impressed!



    How did you know? Even looking at the 'before' and 'after' pictures right next to each other it's still kinda hard to see the resemblance! I bet otterpop never forgets a face!

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Color me impressed!



    How did you know? Even looking at the 'before' and 'after' pictures right next to each other it's still kinda hard to see the resemblance! I bet otterpop never forgets a face!
    I like Wallace as an actor, but he has not aged well.
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    oh, I thought this was a caption contest - LOL

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    Gb&u

    Mr. Wallach will soon be 92. I think he looks pretty good for his age.
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Color me impressed!



    How did you know? Even looking at the 'before' and 'after' pictures right next to each other it's still kinda hard to see the resemblance! I bet otterpop never forgets a face!
    I've seen Wallach in lots of movies. When he was young, when he was middle-aged and when he was old. It was sort of odd but when I saw the photo I could hear his voice in my mind.

    I am pretty good at remembering faces, but not always putting names to faces in ordinary situations. I run into a lot of people who know my name but I cannot recall their's even though I know the face.
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    Wallach

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    WALSTIB

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    Quote Originally posted by Tom R View post
    Mr. Wallach will soon be 92. I think he looks pretty good for his age.
    My son brought something similar up yesterday, he'd been watching Soylent Green and there were the "extras" on the DVD, like what Edward G Robinson had been in, way back. He said it was hard to think of the tough gangster type in old movies with the nice old guy in Soylent Green.

    Back to out of context theme: this is what happens when you see someone in the grocery store and know you know them but can't figure out where; then you get home and realize they work at a store you frequent. If they aren't behind a counter in the pharmacy uniform, you just don't get it.

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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess View post
    this is what happens when you see someone in the grocery store and know you know them but can't figure out where; then you get home and realize they work at a store you frequent. If they aren't behind a counter in the pharmacy uniform, you just don't get it.
    I'll bet I'm not the only one who recalls being in first grade and seeing their teacher while out shopping and being struck with the strangeness of seeing them outside the classroom......as if Miss Johnson stays in a closet in the classroom at night and opens the door when she wakes up and it's time for class in the morning!

    I've also experienced the reverse myself where people will run into me at the store or some other public venue and furrow their brows, give me these long looks and may eventually make the connection that they recognize me from either cable access tv or from one of my live radio performances. It's actually broken the ice before during code enforcement situations. Suddenly, I wasn't such a wicked soul.
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    I still find it odd to see people, except family, out of their usuall context. Store checkers at the park,my kids teachers at the movies, so forth and so. I do not know why this is, perhaps a need for me to establish a structure or order in my enviroment, God maybe it is part of the reason I became a landscape architect.

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post

    I've also experienced the reverse myself where people will run into me at the store or some other public venue and furrow their brows, give me these long looks and may eventually make the connection that they recognize me from either cable access tv or from one of my live radio performances. It's actually broken the ice before during code enforcement situations. Suddenly, I wasn't such a wicked soul.

    Yeah, I went thru this when I was in zoning in central FL. I'd meet other parents at my kid's school, neighbors, etc and they'd stare at me for a minute and say "Oh, I know you, I watch you on the P&Z/BCC hearings on t.v.!" Then I was the one out of context!

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    Happened today.....when I went down to the cafe this afternoon I saw someone on the street that looked vaguely familiar. He said "Long time no see!" All I could say was "It sure has, how have you been?" Saw him 15 minutes later when he came to the meeting in our office Seems he is with the city and we were in a meeting together once about 4 months ago.
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