Separated at Birth!

I’m old enough to remember the often juvenille but extremely entertaining Spy magazine from the 1980s, and its popular feature, “Separated at Birth.”  So here’s my revelation:  something about Jon Huntsman has been bugging me all along.  He’s a perfectly conventional-looking politician and he seems like a completely decent person.  So why do I keep thinking that he reminds me of someone I used to know, someone who gives me an uneasy feeling?

ZOMG he’s Laura Palmer’s father!!!

For those of you who are too young to remember 1990-91 or who were too old to care, Twin Peaks was a supremely weird and addictive teevee show by director David Lynch in which the actor Ray Wise [at left] played the father of murder victim Laura Palmer, whose homocide was at the center of the mystery.  It turned out her father was also her murderer, hence my unease whenever I see Jon Huntsman’s picture.

At least I think that explains it.

 

13 thoughts on “Separated at Birth!

  1. Not only is that Laura Palmer’s homicidal father, but on Reaper that guy was the Devil himself! ZOMG!!!11!!!

    PS – I have the first season of Twin Peaks on VHS. The box looks like the log the Log Lady carried around. Amazing that that show ever aired!

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  2. (I’m really glad we just finished Twin Peaks, or I’d be so mad you gave away who the murderer was!! I was only 4 when it originally aired, so I had to watch it on Netflix.)

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  3. Sorry, Julia–it was kind of a shaggy dog story in the end, with all of that Bob bullcrap.

    Oh, and Citizen Kane? Rosebud was his sled!

    And the girl in The Crying Game is really a dude.

    Can I spoil any other movie endings for anyone?

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  4. The really scary ending is when the guy/and-or his family gives the Wharton School something like $50M for a building that can be seen twenty blocks away–when the leaves are off the trees and the sun angles just right!

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