The debate of the continuum

So, in college Barbara and I developed a continuum of people who look alike. It just sort of happened. And it turned out we'd been working on it separately before we even became friends. But then we started talking about it, and we put together a list. I think it started because of a picture of Phil Collins that our professor, Todd Pickett, had posted on his office door. The list has grown over the years, and I think at the most recent incarnation it went something like this: Phil Collins, Robin Williams, Todd Pickett, Tim Weed, Steve Zahn, Elijah Wood, Tobey Maguire, our friend Corey, Jake Gyllenhaal. In that order, more or less. Nathan and I have had this debate for some time. He says the continuum is nuts and that the people in it look nothing alike, except for Robin Williams and Phil Collins, and Tobey Maguire and our friend Corey. But I think these people all look alike somehow. I think it's the mouth. Here are some pictures so that you can weigh in. Sorry they're a little out of order, Steve Zahn should go between Elijah Wood and Tim Weed. And I couldn't find pics of Todd Pickett or Corey. Let me know what you think! And Barbara, let me know if I've left anyone out.


Barbara said...

Ah, the Continuum!!! I haven't thought about this in ages. You forgot my brother-in-law. I'll have to see if I've got a picture somewhere I can send you.

And that is a horrid picture of Tim. You couldn't find a non-dreadlocks one?

Kristy said...

Nope. Unfortunately, Timber did their publicity shots when Tim had that awful hair! The only decent one was too small and out of focus to use. You can check them all out at timberworship.com. And I did forget about John! He definitely fits in. Too bad I couldn't find a pic of Todd, don't you think there'd be one out there? Incidentally, we were all at our church's 50th anniversary picnic on Sunday and Kim and Corey were there. My brother said, "Hey, wasn't that guy in Spiderman?" That's what made me remember the continuum.

Barbara said...

My current theory of the progression is as follows: John, Robin Williams, Todd, Phil Collins, Steve Zahn, Tim, Tobey Maguire, Corey, Jake Gyllenhaal, Elijah Wood.

And when I first saw this post, I honestly thought it was Tim at the top, until I got halfway down. And I wondered why you put 2 of Robin Williams, then realized it was Phil Collins the second time. So yeah--the continuum lives!!