February 11, 2004

In Reply To

This is in reply to the Marquis's comment to the last post -- confusing, I know, to do it in a new post, but as I can't embed an image in a comment, had to do it this way.

Yes, I'd agree with Melusine that the resemblance is really only apparent sometimes when you are drunk, way drunk. Thus, whether YOU see it or not is rather irrelevant -- simply because when it comes out, you are not in the best of shapes to be making any reliable observations, objective or otherwise.

And I will say further, too, that it is not every time you are drunk either, but more sporadically and on some particularly notable occasions. I suspect the reason Kallisti and I both saw the resemblance at once and without question is that the time I can think back on where I'd say the resemblance seemed most pronounced was when Kallisti and I came to visit for Mardi Gras a few years back. It was that time especially that I can recall you sashaying about the various parades we attended in a most prescient Sparrow style indeed. You even did don a pirate hat at one of the parades -- as there is even photographic evidence of that, I dug the relevant photo out:

ToddAtParade.jpg

(click photo for larger image)

Now, I don't know whether the reason Kallisti so easily saw the resemblance herself also has to do with the way you were cavorting about that particular Mardi Gras -- she'll have to explain the reasons for her own contention herself. But this might make sense and explain why it is Kallisti and I who are so convinced of this contention and not so much anyone else -- Melusine that Mardi Gras was not enthusiastic about attending the parades and so would have missed the most memorable of your performances in this particular oeuvre, as it were.

Hmm. Were you not at that time also on cold medicine or some such as well? Ah ha! Mayhaps I've unravelled it. It's the combo of cold medicine and alcohol. Because it being Mardi Gras and the celebratory spirit was in full swing, you were still imbibing, of course, as well -- which of course is not recommended by most reputable cold medications, perhaps for this very reason.

[COLD MEDICINE WARNING: Do not take in combination with alcoholic beverages, as Pepe Le Pew/Keith Richards/Johnny Depp pirate affectations may spontaneously occur.]


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Todd, you are SO busted! I almost fell off my chair at work seeing that. I don't have a copy of that picture. And it really just *snapped* me back to that NIGHT of DOOM & DEBAUCH.

In any case, it really is just the first 15 minutes of the film. It's the dapper yet slightly slurred witticisms, the thrust of a hip, the leer of an eye. He's innocent yet wily.

And it's not always when you're drunk, my dear.

Also, so you know, that was my pirate hat. Teeeheee-hee.

Posted by: kallisti at February 12, 2004 11:03 AM

I still don't really see it. Please don't get me wrong. I would like to see it. Really. I don't think it's ever a bad thing to be compared to Johnny Depp, even if he is portraying a drunken-fag-sailor/strung-out-rockstar/love-struck-smelly-rodent. Now, if you were to compare me to, say, Marty Feldman from Young Frankenstein, I may have vitriolic things to say on the matter.

But I still just don't see the Pirate thing.

Shrug.

I think I have some old video tapes wherein I make very drunken cameos. Maybe I need to watch those more closely and objectively since, as Bat pointed out, one cannot be expected to perceive things correctly when one is flirting with the bottle.

And yes, Kallisti, of course the pirate hat was yours. ALLLLL pirate hats are yours. I think I have another (different) pirate hat (of yours) downstairs at this moment.

Posted by: Marquis at February 12, 2004 12:47 PM