Thursday, April 11, 2013

Sting from Dune

I see look-a-likes all the time. Sometimes it is with famous movie stars, sometimes with just us regular folk, but for some reason people remind me of other people. For instance, I have a friend who reminded me of Hiro from Heroes when it was on. There was that time when I was eating lunch and I pointed out to my buddies that the lady sitting behind us could've been Laurence Fishburne's long lost sister. I'm serious. Absolutley, positively, probably was. I'm going to go google him to see if he has a sister that lives in Indiana. (Okay, I'm back) However, my most prominent look-a-like I've ever crossed paths with is Sting from Dune. There is a gentlemen that works in the same building as me, that 5 years ago when I saw him for the first time, I thought "Hey, that is Sting from Dune!" and I've thought that ever since. Matter of fact, him reminding me of that movie actually got me to watch that movie, because I'd never seen it. (Don't watch it, it sucks.)

Now I'm not talking about any Sting like this one:

I'm talking about Sting from Dune: 

My co-workers don't think he looks like him, but he does. He meaning this guy I see in the halls of the building and who he looks like is specifically Sting from Dune. I don't know how it started, but now whenever I happen to walk by him in the hallway, I try to say something about Sting or Dune. I'm wondering if he is catching on, perhaps he is, but I'm still doing it. Sometimes it is tough to get a Dune or Sting reference plugged into a normal conversation but sometimes the spice just flows (see what I did there?). Occassionally, though I'll just blurt out things like, "Harkonnen! Sand Suits! Sting! Arrakis!" and whoever I'm with will just have to try to understand the situation, realizing that perhaps somethings are best left unsaid. 

Maybe one day, I'll actually get to meet this fellow, who I'm sure is a way better guy than Sting was as Feyd-Rautha, but until then (and probably after), he'll always be known as Sting from Dune. Next time you are walking down the street and see someone that might in a slight way remind you of someone else, perhaps you should shout out something like "The Spice must flow!" and see if they notice.

Now let me tell you about Zombie Guy...

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