No, I’m Not This Meme

At one time or another, every single person has been told “You totally look like that guy/girl from that thing.” Everyone has some famous or notable doppelganger. Occasionally, it’s super flattering. On Episode 70 of Touching Base Dave actually somehow compared me to Mark Wahlberg. I haven’t stopped blushing since.

When someone tells you that you resemble someone/something, you’d hope it’s a good thing. Every guy would love to hear they look like Gosling or Efron. However, sometimes you’re garnered a comparison that just makes you shake your head. Or, in this case, makes you make this face:

No, I'm Not This Meme

My good buddy Drew frequently tags me in this meme every couple of months when it circles around his news feed. Not the worst thing in the world, except that he wasn’t even the first person that day. PGP’s Best sent me the same thing earlier in the day asking “Why does this look like you?”

I’m here to clear my name: you’ve got the wrong guy. Completely fake news. Why am I pushing back? Because while it’d be great to possibly be “Salt Bae” or some other incredible meme legend, I’m not sure I wanna be this guy:

Not a great look being the that guy in any of the meme variations. That being said would I love to be a worldwide meme? Absolutely, because I’m incredibly vain. Unfortunately this just isn’t my time.

Do I see the resemblance? Sure. This little handsome bastard could likely pass as my brother (he’s also not my brother, I checked with him). And at the root of it all, this champ deserves the credit for taking this infamous picture, not me.

Would being a renowned meme allow my personal brand to grow a little more? Probably. Would it give me an outside shot at getting my Twitter verified? Yeah, maybe. But unlike that scumbag Fuck Jerry, who’s probably posted this at least once and given no credit for it, I’m not in the business of taking other people’s work when I can avoid it.

I just can’t accept the comparison; it wouldn’t be right. I’m sure I’ll spend the rest of my life getting tagged in these pictures, because people like my aforementioned friend Drew continue to refuse acceptance that it’s simply just a doppelganger and not me in the flesh.

Or is it?

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Kyle Bandujo

The artist formerly known as Crash Davis. My kid doesn't think I'm funny.

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