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I never saw the resemblance to Robin Williams

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Edited by Jonathan Vernon, Thursday, 14 Aug 2014, 08:46
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Fig.1 Mork and Jonny

Promoted to being a 'school prefect' in my late teens and required to keep a line of 11 year olds in order during assembly I repeatedly heard mutterings of "Nanno Nanno" : 'Mork and Mindy' was on TV at the time and I supposedly looked like the main character. Only by doing that thing that Robin Williams did with his fingers when greeting Ork would this lot be satisfied. That was1979. 

35 years later I'm in the Senior Common Room at the University of Birmingham and a fellow graduate student asks "Do you know who you look like?" (we'd obviously got bored with talking about the First World War). I tell the above story. Whether or not hair or glasses or smirk are similar I am a) not as hairy b) not funny c) six inches taller d) manic, but never depressed e) English ... though I am inclined to play the fool from time to time. 

I'm polite when people say 'do I know you?'



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I have this idea that there are only so many variations on face shape/look. I find it more noticeable on holidays when you think - doesn't that person look a bit like so-and-so? Some TV programs point it out, like QI with Ben Miller & Rob Brydon

I do wonder if DNA testing would show a common familial link. I, of course, share genetics with Nichole Sherzinger! (as if....)

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I once came across my doppelganger  filling his car at a fuel station -  I waited until he'd gone worried what might happen if we saw each other. Instant death? Buddies for life? Identical twins separated at birth. We'll never know.