April 24, 2005
Rethinking the Family Tree?

(Folks who have never met me: go ahead and ignore this. Those who have might also wish they had ignored this.)

Rob, who recently returned from Armenia (where Soviet paraphernalia abounds) pointed out today that my countenance bears a freakishly uncanny resemblance to V.I. Lenin, circa 1890.

Check it out:


Very similar features, moustache, expression. Um, eek?

It's enough to make one want to shave--or be the mastermind of a revolution that changes history. I suppose it could be worse.

That said, I don't know whether I should be freaked that I might look like this in 30 years. Scary thing is, it doesn't seem entirely unlikely, if one extrapolates the current pace of things.

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