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Monday, April 05, 2010
Separated at Birth?

From "The Office," geeky paper salesman Andrew Bernard and...

...from Fox News, geeky political salesman Glenn Beck?


Friday, October 09, 2009
Separated At Birth?

Actor who plays a cop on "Parks and Recreation" TV show Louis CK and...

...blogger who plays shock jock on Northern Alliance Radio Network Mitch Berg?


Friday, July 10, 2009
Separated At Birth?

Long time Fraters reader Haps e-mails to offer up the following SAB:

Stocky baseball manager whose teddy-bear appearance belies his willingness to mix it up with major league umpires Ron Gardenhire and...

...stocky sapient biped whose teddy-bear appearance belies its willingness to mix it up with imperial storm troopers an Ewok?

In fairness to the Ewoks they're probably better at putting together a starting lineup than Gardenhire is these days.

It should also be noted that this is not the first time that someone has remarked that Gardenhire resembles the creatures of Endor.


Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Separated At Birth?

Deceased comedian not usually known for playing the straight man John Candy


...former lesbian now undergoing sex change to become a straight man Chastity Chaz Bono?


Thursday, May 14, 2009
Separated At Birth?

Bill e-mails to submit a hockey playoff special SAB:

Hockey Central on Versus host Bill Patrick and...

...Neil Flynn as the Janitor on Scrubs?


Friday, May 08, 2009
Separated At Birth?

A couple of SAB submittals from readers for your discernment.

First up, Mark leads off with some local flava:

From St. Cloud DFL State Senator who thinks voters won't remember the past Tarryl L. Clark and...

...from The Dark Crystal creatures who live without knowledge of the future Gelflings?

Next up is Henry:

Former Twin known for turning two Roy Smalley and... star known for her hair goo Cameron Diaz?

I wonder what Roy uses on his hair...


Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Separated At Birth?

Hockey coach whose team just belted the Broadway Blueshirts out of the playoffs Bruce Boudreaux and...

...actress/singer known for belting out the Broadway hits Ethel Merman?

[Assist to Atomizer for the Merman connection]

UPDATE: My wife sees another Boudreaux SAB possibility with the guy who played Dan "The High Talker" on Seinfeld, Brian Reddy (couldn't find a picture from the Seinfeld episode, but this is still pretty good).


Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Separated At Birth?

Bill e-mails to hep us to SAB:

Hard-nosed scruffy nemesis of NFL linebackers Jim Kleinsasser and...

...hard-nosed scruffy nemesis of Popeye Brutus


Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Separated at Birth?

Nick Coleman of the Star Tribune:

I pity the fools who live in high-rises built before automatic sprinklers were required by building codes.


Mr. T of the A-Team:


Thursday, November 13, 2008
Separated at Birth?

Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie


Stuttering John Melendez


Monday, October 20, 2008
Separated At Birth?

Bill e-mails to suggest the following SAB:

If we slap a baseball cap on a younger Henry Kissinger and...

...Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon?


Monday, August 04, 2008
What Happened to That Funny Face?

In honor of Nick Punto's improbable third inning homer tonight, over Ichiro's head in right field, a special separated at birth ..

Twins scrappy, slap hittin' shortstop Nick Punto


60's hit maker, Neil Sedaka.

Bonus material: Did you know the Punto is the name of a scrappy, ultra-mini sedan manufactured for the European market by Fiat?

Here's some Scottish dude pitching it. We're still trying to determine if it is indeed, one of the Fratellis. If so, I expect Mitch Berg and/or Bogus Doug to be driving one before the end of the summer.


Thursday, July 17, 2008
Separated At Birth?

Larry e-mails with the following SAB:

Crazed criminal from the movie "Cape Fear" Max Cady and...

...crazed criminal from the streets of Riverside Andy Dick?

(No JB, for the last time I do not think that Andy Dick looks like Atomizer, especially without the glasses.)


Saturday, June 14, 2008
Local SAB Makes Good

It was August 13, 2003, a between jobs JB Doubtless, temporarily staying at my posh Mac-Groveland loft, is startled by the profile of an obscure, young, up-and-coming Air Force Lt. General giving late night Pentagon briefings on C-SPAN. He puts down beer, runs to the computer, and immortalizes him with with this award-winning double separated at birth.

Five years later, that man becomes one of the most powerful people in Washington. (Schwarz not Doubtless.)

Coincidence? I think not.


Friday, April 25, 2008
Separated At Birth?

[Disclaimer: The Following SAB is a bit conceptual in nature. Those with more pedestrian SAB tastes may not fully appreciate its subtleness.]

Strong-jawed, lunatic leftist host of MSNBC's "Countdown" Keith Olbemann and..

...strong-jawed, lunatic leftist host on Air America (and frequent guest on "Countdown") Rachel Maddow?

You really notice this when you see them side by side, although I actually think Maddow has a stronger jaw than Olbermann.


Thursday, March 27, 2008
You Sir, Are No JB

Amateurs! Trying to hone in on my gig!

What gig? SABS. They're not as easy as they look folks (/Limbaugh voice). Some guy from Hopkins or something recently submitted one to the Elder.

The true SAB for Our Little Homegrown Terrorist is Lloyd Bentsen.



Tuesday, March 25, 2008
That Rabbit Gets Around

George Bush this past weekend at Easter festivities:

and ....

RT Rybak several years ago at what looks like some sort of pagan fertility rite:

Forget Obama, you want someone to unify us, find a guy in a rabbit suit.


Separated At Birth?

Mike from Savage e-mails to give us a very special Beer Glasses edition of SAB:

I'll admit this one's a stretch.

Our own little homemakin' terrorist and...

...Eighties video icon Terri Nunn?

You might want to lay off the hard stuff for a while Mike.


Monday, March 03, 2008
Separated At Birth?

JB is making the ultimate Lenten sacrifice by stepping away from the keyboard and abstaining from blogging. But his wandering eye is still tempted and he passed on this SAB to me:

Interim Executive Director of OutFront Minnesota, the state's largest advocacy and policy organization for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community Caroline Bye and...

...founder and promotional face of the country's largest and best known brand of gourmet popcorn for the munchie-chowing, couch potato community Orville Redenbacher?


Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Separated At Birth?

Bill is kind enough to e-mail with a very special Super Tuesday SAB:

Peter Finch as Howard Beale in the movie "Network" and...

...Ron Paul as presidential candidate in Minneapolis on Monday?

He's mad as hell and he's not going to take this anymore.


Monday, January 21, 2008

Loud-mouth Packer Al Harris...

And loud-mouth alien Jar Jar Binks?


Thursday, January 03, 2008
Separated At Birth?

Larry e-mails with a special Iowa Caucus day SAB:

Last seen jumping into the woods of the Pacific Northwest, notorious bank robber D.B. Cooper and......last seen jumping to the top of the GOP race in the cornfields of Iowa, notorious weight loser Mike Huckabee?
Larry continues:

Tell me this ain't the same guy. Would explain why he gained all that weight in the first place.

Indeed. The added weight would make for a brilliant disguise. What was Mike Huckabee doing back in 1971 anyway?


Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Separated at Birth

In honor of tonight's CNN YouTube Debate, a Fraters classic Separated At Birth.

Anderson Cooper


The Kid from Deliverance.


Thursday, November 15, 2007
Separated At Birth?

Speaking of SABs, my wife recently came up with this one:

John Krasinski in his latest Gap ad and...

...Bob Geldof as a Boomtown Rat?


Left And Rights Of Passage

If there's one thing that people of all political stripes can agree on, it's the enduring entertainment value of a good separated at birth. GreyHawk takes the SAB to another level through the use of image morphing software and borrows one of our Separated at Births for this post at the Daily Kos.


Thursday, October 04, 2007
Separated At Birth?

Hall of Fame ballplayer Cal Ripken Jr. and...

...Hall of Fame chef Tom Colicchio and...

...Hall of Fame drunk Verne Troyer?

(NOTE: I'm not the first to link Ripken and Colicchio, but Saint Paul's addition of Mini Me makes this a post worthy SAB triple play.)


Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Separated at Birth?

The furtive looking man in Seattle wanted by the FBI for suspicious activities on the Washington state ferry ?


Twins catcher Joe Mauer?

Despite a national search for bachelor #1 up there, no sign of him yet. I wonder, have they checked the Twins disabled list?


Monday, August 27, 2007
Bizarro Separated At Birth?

Our own Saint Paul, obsequiously approaching Al Franken at the Minnesota State Fair on Saturday and returning with an autographed copy of Franken's manifesto for a better America (now framed and proudly hanging over the mantle place at Saint Paul's palatial Stillwater estate) and...

...Swiftee getting up in Franken's grill at the State Fair over Air America defrauding the Gloria Wise Boys and Girls Club (video and transcript available) and returning with a hunk of Franken's hide as a trophy?


Friday, July 20, 2007
Separated At Birth?

Kate e-mails:

A sooper-liberal friend of mine brought to my attention a separated at birth:

Tammy Faye Messner and...

...Lady Elaine Fairchild?


Thursday, June 21, 2007
Separated At Birth?

The Nihilist In Golf Pants as a yoot (above)....


...Howdy Doody?


Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Separated At Birth?

Aborter, Marxist and general human goof Dorothy Day...

...and ape goof Cornelius?


Monday, June 18, 2007
Separated At Birth?

A vat of thousand island salad dressing and...

...a bowl of soup?

Maybe not for 99.997% of humanity, but apparently they bear a striking resemblance in the eyes of United States Senator Amy Klobuchar. If you missed the Loon of the Week clip from last Saturday's NARN show, you can now listen to Senator Klobuchar--recently voted "funniest" in the class of freshman Senators--regale us with amusing tales of embarrassment and humiliation here. The recap of her "salad days" in the Senate comes after a side-splitting story about her eunuch's husband's new role in Washington.

This is Senator Klobuchar's second Loon Of The Week award in the past three months, making her an early contender for the coveted Loon of The Year honor. It's also interesting to note that despite criticism that we haven't done enough to promote feminist causes, a full 55% of our 2007 Loon of The Week winners have been women. And without an intrusive government quota system either. The sisters truly are doing it for themselves.

UPDATE: Nihilist In Golf Pants: Top 11 Reasons Amy Klobuchar Was Voted Funniest Freshman Senator


Thursday, April 26, 2007
You've Come a Long Way, Baby

Separated at Birth, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-St. Paul):

And some well-known, devout Muslim woman:

Actually, that's Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco). She's not a devout Muslim woman. She only plays one on TV. I can't think of any actual well-known, devout Muslim women. I wonder why that is?

To be fair, I don't think there is necessarily anything wrong with visitors to a foreign country being respectful of the local customs. An occasional Republican has done the same. But there is something amusing about feminists like Pelosi and McCollum merrily donning the hijab, which has the primary purpose of hiding one's femaleness, lest you enflame the attentions of men. If that's what they want to do, fine. When in a patriarchy, do as the patriarchs tell you, I guess.

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Monday, March 26, 2007
Separated At Birth?

The four teams going to St. Louis in the NCAA Frozen Four bracket and... Frozen Four bracket picks posted on Friday?

In fact, I went ten for twelve in this weekend's regional games. Which helps take a little sting out of the Gophers OT loss to the Sioux Sunday night (the fact that I wasn't able to watch the third period and OT also helps ease the pain). A little.

It's just a shame that the two best teams in college hockey had to play in a regional final instead of the Frozen Four championship game in St. Louis.


Saturday, March 17, 2007
Separated At Birth?

Even though he's a North Dakota fan, Bill T. has a good eye for SABs. Here's his college hockey special:

Old-school Michigan coach Red Berenson and...

...Ed Harris as old-school NASA engineer Gene Kranz?

Unfortunately for the Wolverines tonight against Notre Dame, failure was an option.


Sunday, March 04, 2007
Separated At Birth?

Michael e-mails to submit a SAB:

Long-haired good-time British politician Tony Blair and...

...long-haired good-time British rocker David St. Hubbins?

(Personally, I think he may be closer to Nigel Tufnel.)


Friday, March 02, 2007
Separated At Birth?

Big-eyed CNN reporterette Deborah Feyerick and...

...big-eyed human turned llama Emperor Kuzco?


Thursday, February 15, 2007
Separated at Birth?

Radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr of the Mahdi Army


Radical waitress Shirly from What's Happening?


Friday, February 09, 2007
Four Peas in a Pod

Separated at Birth?

Amanda Marcotte and John Edwards from the John Edwards for President Campaign:

Amanda: What if Mary had taken Plan B after the Lord filled her with his hot, white, sticky Holy Spirit? You'd have to justify your misogyny with another ancient mythology.

John: I've talked to Amanda and Melissa; they have both assured me that it was never their intention to malign anyone's faith, and I take them at their word.

Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunn from Dumb & Dumber:

Lloyd: Man, You are one pathetic loser. No offense

Harry: No, none taken.


Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Obama Is Everywhere

Fresh off of JB Doubtless's Separated at Birth yesterday, I see Barak Obama has been linked to yet another heinous local crime. The crack video producer's at KMSP Channel 9 provide the details.


Monday, January 15, 2007
Separated At Birth?

Trent writes in to contribute the following SAB:

Barack Obama....


Suspect Sketch Number 2:

You know Obama-o-rama mania has gone too far when even police sketch artists have his mug first and foremost in their heads.

George (after Jerry and Kramer saw his girlfriend topless and he was attempting to find out how good a look they got): if you had to describe her to a police sketch artist...

Jerry: they'd pick her up in about ten minutes


Thursday, January 04, 2007
Separated At Birf?

Thursday, December 21, 2006
Sycophantic Separated At Birth?

George Costanza volunteering to make tuna sandwiches and wearing his hat backwards to cozy up to his crush Tony and...

...Dean Barnett volunteering to carry water and wearing his political heart on his sleeve to cozy up to his crush Mitt Romney?

The more the "conservative punditocracy" relentlessly pushes this guy for 2008, the more inclined I am to look elsewhere. Give it a rest boys. It's way too early and you're trying way too hard.


Separated At Birth?

Wavy-haired, glasses clad, tie-wearing radio shock jock, who's been fighting a losing battle with gravity since birth, Hugh Hewitt and...

...wavy-haired, glasses clad, tie-wearing car sales man, who's also been fighting a losing battle with gravity since birth, Hugh Neutron?


Friday, December 08, 2006
Rudolph the Red State Nosed Reindeer--SAB

Separated at Birth?

Solid gold pundit and Canadian, Mark Steyn


Gold and Silver seeker Yukon Cornelius?

This is not the first visual link we've made between conservative punditry and the classic Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.

If they ever do a live action remake, that's half of the starring roles right there. If someone can find the appropriate Hermey the Misfit Elf we'll be set. (I see Rudolph as a stricly CGI insert). If we can sign Rich Lowry, or if we go in a slightly darker direction, Vox Day, we can start talking production schedules.


Thursday, November 30, 2006
Scribblin' Separated At Birth?

From the Talk of The Town pages of the New Yorker Hendrik Hertzberg and...

...from the editorial voice of the newspaper pages of the Star Tribune Steve Berg?


Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Separated At Birth?

The spate of SABs continues with this entry from Paul:

Deceased Russian spy who ate poisoned sushi, Alexander Litvinenko and...

...Duran Duran singer who was Hungry Like The Wolf, Simon Le Bon?

[Note: A more updated photo of Le Bon seems to show that while his appetite hasn't slowed since the '80s, his metabolism definitely has.]


Separated At Birth?

Incredible athiest fool (and Vox Day nemesis) Sam Harris....


The Incredible Hulk his damnself Lou Ferigno?


Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Separated At Birth?

Anyone can come up with obvious celebrity separated at births. It takes a good eye to spot the more obscure ones. James from Folsom displays just such keen vision with this SAB submittal:

Golden State attorney general Bill Lockyer and...

Golden Gopher assistant hockey coach John Hill?


Thursday, September 28, 2006
Separated At Birth?

America-hating lefty NYT writer Linda Greenhouse


The Nutty Professor?


Mr. Ed?


The stereotypical Japanese soldier as portrayed in WWII propaganda posters?


Sunday, September 24, 2006
Separated At Birth?

Long-time friend of Fraters Bill T. submits the following SAB for your consideration:

From "Seinfeld," Elaine's dad and mad novelist Alton Benes, played by actor Lawrence Tierney and...

...from the State Department, Colin's pal and alleged mad bomber Richard Armitage?

"Master of the house..."


Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Demonization Separated At Birth?

Kathy Griffin playing washed up actress Sally Weaver on Seinfeld:

"Hi everybody think you're really going to like this 'cos it' about me...All right it's not just about me It's about me and this guy; Jerry Seinfeld, who I like to call; The Devil...Okay, Okay so.. I run into this Jerry on the street and he says to me " Sally , You stink , You should give up acting." Oh! I'm doing Jerry now so you've got imagine I have horns , a tail and hooks instead of feet."


...Hugo Chavez playing world leader pretend at the U.N.?

"Yesterday, ladies and gentlemen, from this rostrum, the president of the United States, the gentleman to whom I refer as the devil, came here, talking as if he owned the world. Truly. As the owner of the world.

I think we could call a psychiatrist to analyze yesterday's statement made by the president of the United States. As the spokesman of imperialism, he came to share his nostrums, to try to preserve the current pattern of domination, exploitation and pillage of the peoples of the world.

An Alfred Hitchcock movie could use it as a scenario. I would even propose a title: 'The Devil's Recipe.'"


Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Separated At Birth?

Comically uncoordinated food additive expert Clark Griswold and...

...comically uncoordinated talk radio host Hugh Hewitt?

Yesterday, listening to Hugh describe how he managed to drop his cell phone in the Charles River while taking off his hat, I began to wonder whether he really can walk and chew gum at the same time. You add this most recent clumsy mishap to his falling through the ceiling while trying to do home repairs, tripping on a curb while jogging and breaking his wrist, and his infamous snowmobile in tree incident (it works on so many levels) and you have to conclude that he's a living, breathing accident waiting to happen. The next hot reality show could be someone following Hugh around with a camera and documenting his daily struggles with the laws of physics. All we need now is the a catchy title...


Monday, September 18, 2006
Separated At Birth?

A reader known only by the letter "L" submits the following SAB for your consideration:

Dallas Star who plays a sport looking for the boomstick, Mike Modano and... star who plays a guy looking for his Chapstick, Jon Heder?


Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Separated At Birth?

The elderly leader from Star Wars Emperor Palpatine and...

...the elderly dude from The Path to 9/11 who played Dick Cheney?

Seriously, I saw Cheney on Meet The Press last Sunday and he looked like he could be the son of the Dick Cheney from The Path To 9/11. And Penny Johnson Jerald as Condoleezza Rice? Puh-leeze. Penny might have had something goin' back in her day (I understand that JB Doubtless even had a little thang for her), but she ain't no Condi.


Monday, August 28, 2006
Sore Loser Separated At Birth?

U.S. presidential loser Al Gore and...

...Mexican presidential loser Andres Manual Lopez Obrador and...

...Keegan's trivial loser Hugh Hewitt?


Friday, August 18, 2006
Separated At Birth?--Blowback

In my time on this pale blue dot, my features have been compared to Conan O'Brien (often), Michael Stipe from REM, the Marlboro Man shadow silhouette, and, as a teenager by a girl I was trying to make time with, Ed Grimley (surprisingly enough that deal was not sealed).

Andy from Residual Forces has noted another resemblance in his attempt at a Seperated at Birth?. Did anyone really think that there was any chance that he would spell "separated" correctly?


Saturday, August 12, 2006
Separated At Birth?

Matt e-mails to submit the following SAB:

Sharp-eyed newsman Brit Hume and... Muppet Sam The Eagle?


Thursday, August 10, 2006
Separated At Birth?

Many people don't appreciate the difficulty involved in selecting a top notch separated at birth. It's easy enough to find two people who look alike, but it takes a discerning eye to appreciate the nuances that really make the SAB work.

Fortunately, Gene from Richfield, a loyal Fraters reader and NARN listener, appears to have what it takes as evidenced by this submission:

Dim-witted, obnoxious, conspiracy hatching figure skater who can't sing worth a lick, Tonya Harding and...

...dim-witted, obnoxious, conspiracy imagining politician who can't sing worth a lick, Cynthia McKinney?


Friday, July 21, 2006
Separated At Birth?

Scott e-mails to submit the following SAB:

Victim of daily heart aches brought about by unchecked bashing and stereotyping by American right wing media, Kofi Annan and...

...victim of daily heart attacks brought about by unchecked bashing and stereotyping by Bible-thumping Aunt Esther, Fred Sanford?


Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Separated At Birth?

Paul from Colorado e-mails to offer up a SAB:

The actor who played a Minnesotan in the movie "Fargo" John Carroll Lynch and...

...the blogger who became a Minnesotan after moving here from California Captain Ed?


Wednesday, July 05, 2006
Pocketbook Separated At Birth?

Tight-clawed proprietor of the Krusty Krab and former Navy man who never met a penny he couldn't pinch, Mr. Krabs and...

...tight-fisted proprietor of Keegan's Irish Pub and former Navy man (well, technically I guess he was in the Marines) who believes "free" is the most obscene four-letter word, Terry Keegan?


Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Separated at Birth?

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran


Jamie Farr as The Sheik in Cannonball Run?


Thursday, April 20, 2006
Separated At Birth?

Deeply committed, America-hating leftist Marilynn Rosenthal (who thinks the guy that conspired to kill her son shouldn't even be on trial)


Great American Sparky Anderson?


Friday, March 24, 2006
Separated At Birth?

Thursday, March 23, 2006
Separated At Birth?--The People Have Spoken

Unlike Dean "I Make The Baby Jesus Cry" Johnson, we respect the right of the voters to decide the pressing issues of the day. And vote you have. The results are in

Separated at birth?

Minneapolis fire chief Bonnie Bleskachek and...

...slightly less manly actor David Schwimmer?


Separated At Birth?


[EDITOR'S NOTE: We're getting a lot of e-mails suggesting KD Lang for this SAB. We decided that one was far too easy and obvious. Comparing birds of a feather isn't much of a challenge.]

The Fire Chief Of MPLS (that picture to the left), who stands accused of diddling the help and then beating said help (and is now on paid administrative leave)...


David Schwimmer?


Paul Reubens?


Mike Nesmith?


Paul Simon?

AHHH!!! Not THAT Paul Simon.

This Paul Simon


Rick Astley?

You decide.

UPDATE--Rick e-mails to suggest yet another possibility.

UPDATE II--Rod e-mails to offer up another option.

UPDATE III--Another dude wrote in to suggest Prince Charles. I'm too lazy to post the pic, but it's not bad.


Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Separated at Birth?

The Hanson Brothers


These three schmucks?

Although I don't recall any of the Bros. Hanson blow drying their hair before hitting the ice, like that guy on the left, standing next to St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman and Governor Tim Pawlenty.

Good news for hockey fans in the Milwaukee area, one of the trios featured above will be making appearance at a Milwaukee Admirals game THIS FRIDAY:

The first 2,000 fans 16-and-older will receive a one-of-a-kind athletic supporter. Yes, that's right, a jockstrap, courtesy of Hockey Haven. Plus, the Hanson Brothers from the movie Slapshot will appear, courtesy of Miller Lite.

Free jockstraps and the Hanson Brothers. I think that ranks even below "Puppet Show and Spinal Tap" on the ladder of show business humiliations.

But don't expect Senator Kerry to be in attendance. He's already got a jockstrap.


Sunday, February 26, 2006
Separated At Birth?

James kindly submits the following SAB:

Clueless rocker who has an amp that goes up to eleven because it's one louder, Nigel Tufnel and...

...clueless reporter who wore blaze orange to become even louder, Dana Milbank?


Thursday, February 16, 2006
Separated At Birth?

Loony old coot Statler yelling from the balcony,


Loony old coot Helen Thomas yelling from the floor?


Friday, December 23, 2005
Separated At Birth?

Okay, you're going to have to bear with me on this one. It's probably the biggest stretch in our glorious SAB history. And I believe that it's the first time that we've ever had an audio/visual SAB. Here goes?

The hooded sheep at the 2003 Minnesota State Fair whom we gratuitously compared to West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd and...

...the real Senator Robert Byrd as heard bleating in the background during John Kerry's braying in the Senate this week? (Turn up the volume and listen for Byrd to start to bah at around the 45 second mark. The entie clip is about one minute.)


Friday, December 09, 2005
Separated At Birth?

Lefty dem Mark Warner...

And actor Richard Kiel?


Sunday, November 27, 2005
Winter Sports Casualties Separated At Birth?

Following a collision between his snowmobile and a tree, dopey looking blogger Hugh Hewitt and...

...following a collision between his mouth and a hockey puck, dopey looking blogger Chad The Elder?


Thursday, November 24, 2005
TV/Reality Separated At Birth?

Ron, played by actor Bari K. Willerford (without the 'stache), the large, bald, flamboyantly homosexual black clerk working at the photo store in the 1996 episode of Seinfeld called "The Package" and...

...the anonymous, large, bald, flamboyantly homosexual black clerk working at the photo studio yesterday at the Southdale Target?

I don't have the photos to prove it (for obvious reasons), but seriously, these guys are dead ringers right down to their soft, effeminate voices and mannerisms. It was an uncanny experience when we brought Nathaniel in for his first (and very likely last) holiday photo shoot. I almost wanted to ask the guy if he was doing a bit, but elected not to (again for obvious reasons).

A bit of advice for new or would be parents out there: bringing your four-month old baby in to get a holiday picture at a busy retail store on the day before Thanksgiving is not the brightest idea in the world. Live and learn.

Here's wishing you and yours a very happy Thanksgiving. Gobble, gobble.


Thursday, October 20, 2005
Separated At Birth?

Wacky former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein...

...and wacky former Jewish comedian Buddy Hackett.


Friday, October 07, 2005
Separated At Birth?

Mike e-mails with a SAB at Greet Machine that even anti-stadium folks will likely appreciate. I can definitely see the guy who "knows stuff" as a raw fish connoisseur.


Tuesday, September 06, 2005
Separated At Birth?

Todd e-mails to present the following SAB:

Connected by a striking resemblance as well as a "Series of Unfortunate Events", we have Jim Carrey in his role as Count Olaf in the movie and Michael Chertoff in his role as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security in the response to Hurricane Katrina.


Monday, July 18, 2005
Bizarro World Separated At Birth?

David Strom and his wife Margaret Martin, whose philosophy of life is live like a liberal, vote like a conservative and...

Mike Erlandson and his wife Dawn Erlandson, whose philosophy of life appears to be live like a conservative, vote like a liberal?

(By the way I wonder if Dawn ever drives the 'Lade to the Green Institute or the Great Plains Institute for Sustainable Development meetings?)


Wednesday, June 08, 2005
Separated At Birth?

This one is almost too easy. It's like shooting fish in a barrel. And it has been done before, although not with the same pictures. But it's also just too good to pass up. The following SAB was submitted by both the Nihilist In Golf Pants and my wife, and thought of by 99.6% of people who saw the picture.

Politician John Kerry in his heady days as big man on campus and... Fred Gwynne in his heady days as big Munster on television?


Tuesday, May 24, 2005
A Lazy-Media Label Separated At Birth?

James Garner playing the lead role in a TV Western and....

Tom Cruise playing the lead role in a military movie and...

John McCain playing the lead role in a political compromise?

Here's a little help from

Main Entry: maverick
Part of Speech: noun
Definition: radical
Synonyms: bohemian, dissenter, extremist, malcontent, nonconformist, radical
Antonyms: conformist
Source: Roget's New Millennium Thesaurus, First Edition (v 1.1.1)
Copyright © 2005 by Lexico Publishing Group, LLC. All rights reserved.

I think malcontent works pretty well in McCain's case.

Frist: You and Hagel really are cowboys.

McCain: What's your problem, Frist?

Frist: You're everyone's problem. That's because every time you go out on the floor, you're disloyal. I don't like you because you're dangerous.

McCain: That's right! I am dangerous.


Thursday, April 07, 2005
Separated At Birth?

Taleena submits a topical SAB for your consideration.

From the movie "Brazil", actor Jonathan Pryce and...

...from the country Argentina, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio?


Tuesday, September 14, 2004
Master of Puppets

Michael T. e-mails with speculation that the evil genius is once again pulling the strings:

Just wait until the left discovers positive proof (as it suspects) that Karl Rove is behind the forged documents and now cover-up at CBS. It is all so simple -- He creates the documents which are easily show to be fakes, but CBS hopes in them and wants to believe that they are true. When they are shown to be fake and CBS' experts jump ship, behold a new expert appears to support the claim that they are true and prolong CBS' descent into madness heightening the damage inflicted. Has anybody studied these pictures to determine the true identity of Bill Glennon?

Can it be true? Is Bill Glennon actually ...

...Karl Rove?

Possibly. But I don't think Karl's let himself go quite that much. A better theory is that Glennon is actually Paul Willson, of "Cheers" and "Office Space" renown.

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Saturday, September 11, 2004
Lost Twins Reunited

The Free Tibet bumper sticker


The KS95 smiling sun bumper sticker

Thanks to FL reader Anson for digging up that latter image. It's not the bumper sticker itself, but it is the same KS95 logo. Check out the rest of that page for some interesting Twin Cities advertising history as well, including a highly successful campaign for Satellite corporation. And no, I'm not talking about those things that orbit the planet.


Thursday, September 09, 2004
Separated at Birth?

The Free Tibet bumper sticker


The KS95 smiling sun bumper sticker from the early 80's

I cannot find an image of the latter anywhere on the Internet (information superhighway my ass). But folks living in the Twin Cities during that era will attest to the remarkable similarity of the two.

This morning I rolled up on a gray Honda on I94 and from the image alone I reflexively assumed it was the legendary KS95 sticker. Then, upon reaching full tailgating intimacy, I was slapped with the cold hand of their social conscience. Free Tibet. What a let down. From the rest of their bumper commentary I suppose I should have known KS95 wasn't on their dial. Visualizing World Peace is the last thing you'll find on the confrontational Moon and Staci program.

The KS95 smiling sun sticker was a promotion for light pop rockin' KSTP-FM (94.5 on the dial), back in the early to mid-80's. No doubt their slogan "Always 95 and Sunny" was a shameless attempt to capitalize on the Morning in America feeling of the times. (Their late-70's morning zoo campaign "Malaise in the Morning" didn't fare nearly as well).

Back then, the sticker was ubiquitous on rear bumpers all around town. Everybody had one, for the simple reason, you could win free stuff. A poweful motivator for Minnesotans. As I recall, there was a roving KS95 party van circulating on the highways around town. If the unpaid marketing interns and illegal alien wage slaves inside the van spotted your KS95 bumper sticker, they rode your ass until you pulled over. Then they leapt out, rushed your car, and showered you with shallow flattery and shiny beads. It was an absolute sensation, the people loved it, and the whole town was talking about someone they knew who got spotted, stopped and showered. It was low overhead, high impact, radio marketing genius.

It was so successful, it makes me wonder if the executives at AM1280, the Patriot might consider such a promotion. Maybe give out Michael Savage stickers, then deputize each Northern Alliance member as a member of the Savage Patrol. Every time we spot the sticker we'll pull up along side and make obscene gestures and shout vulgarities, until the driver pulls over. At which point we'll present them with a Hugh Hewitt "Minne-so-cold" T-shirt. Then you'll hear some real swearing.


Thursday, September 02, 2004
Separated At Birth?

Conservative smart alleck Joe Scarborough and hen-pecked smart alleck Chandler Bing?


Tuesday, August 31, 2004
Separated At Birth?

Joe Carter from the evangelical outpost submits the following SAB:

Political pundit, who went to school in Massachusetts, Hugh Hewitt...


...Political putz, who ran the state of Massachusetts, Michael Dukakis.


Monday, August 23, 2004
Separated at Conception?

Senator Wellstone, immortalized in dried corn kernels at the 2003 MN State Fair ...


the immortal Lon Chaney, as the Phantom of the Opera.


Tuesday, August 17, 2004
Separated At Birth?

David submits the following SAB for your consideration. Actor Dustin Hoffman pretending to be a lady in the film "Tootsie" and billionairess Teresa Heinz Kerry pretending that she could be the First Lady?


Monday, July 12, 2004
Separated At Birth?

Political lightweight John Edwards and...

...deceased lightweight actor John Ritter.


Sunday, February 15, 2004
Masking An Injury

Jeremy Roenick somehow managed to break that boulder-like piece of bone at the end of his face known as his chin.

Seeing him on ESPN yesterday, I thought he looked like someone from the picture shows.

A little googling later and voila, a new SAB is born. For your consideration...

Jeremy Roenick


Eric Stolz in Mask


Friday, December 26, 2003
Separated At Birth?

A veritable flood of post-Christmas SABs. This one from a local blogger who wishes to remain anonymous.

The ubiquitous Twin Cities musician, G.B. Leighton and...

The unfortunately almost nearly as ubiquitous Star Tribune sports columnist, Dan Barreiro. (For a truly frightening picture of Barreiro check out his KFAN page. Not many can pull off the 'stache and bald head look.)


Wednesday, December 24, 2003
Separated At Birth?

The studly star of the movie "American Gigolo" Richard Gere and...

The homeless heartthrob (at least as depicted by the Star Tribune artist) who starred in Kate Stanley's gigolo fantasies, now deceased, Lowell Boswell.

UPDATE: Just in time for Christmas the entire collection of Fraters Separated At Birth has been updated for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy.


Wednesday, August 13, 2003
Separated At Birth?

Air Force Director of Operations Lt. Gen. Norton Schwartz...

Jim Carey as Lloyd Christmas in the classic Dumb and Dumber...

And a macaque?


Tuesday, June 03, 2003
Separated At Birth?

Nutty, estrogen deficient hack Molly Ivins, and...

...Nutty, testosterone deficient goof Larry Bud Melman?


Tuesday, May 20, 2003
Separated At Birth?

Nervous, overachieving New Republic Editor Peter Beinart,


Nervous, underachieving Dilbert intern Asok?


Friday, May 09, 2003
Separated At Birth?

Confused, dopey actor Benicio Del Toro


Confused, dopey Canuck Todd Bertuzzi?


Friday, February 28, 2003
Separated At Birth?

Diminutive Howard Stern groper Beetlejuice, and not-so-diminutive Twins groper Kirby Puckett.


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