A reader suggested that I take a look at Charlie Sheen as being a Matt Damon Batch member, and I didn’t have to look long. There are certain characteristics that immediately jump out at me, among them the part on the left side of the head, the square jaw, and what has to be considered ruggedly handsome features of leading man quality.
But alas, it is not to be … as seen below. I have reverted to face chops as I am currently in the process of reading about several other topics that have gripped my interest not involving photography, and anyway, I am making another point here. Here is the face chop using the photo above, and our old friend Matt Damon.
As you can see, there is no alignment, only strong resemblance.
But that is OK as the photo I opened with is not of Charlie Sheen, but rather his father Martin.
It is from his Apocalypse Now days, but I had to go a step further with it and flip it to place the hair part on the left side. I was toying with the idea that Martin and Charlie are mirror images.
Charlie Sheen, to my surprise, is not a Matt Damon Batch fit. See below.
The lips are too thin, the nose too long and more pointed. The eyes and chins do not line up.
Here is a comparison of Martin Sheen as he looks today (unflipped) and Charlie.
There is a very strong, ‘almost’ match-up, but not quite. The resemblance between these two is remarkable, but they are not quite replicas. Below is another of Martin’s sons, Emilio Estevez.
We don’t have to go far with this to see that Emilio, while somewhat resembling his father, is more like a normal offspring, carrying forward some features and probably incorporating others from his mother’s side, Janet Sheen. Look at how close-set the eyes are. I have rarely seen two eyes that close together.
Someone else suggested that Pierce Brosnan was a good candidate for the Matt Damon Batch, and indeed he is … but just not quite. And then I thought that the quality of the eyes might make Brosnan and Charlie Sheen a matchup, and again, not quite.
But oh so close. Another commenter suggested there were other batches besides the Matt Damon one, and this maybe a portal into that. These are remarkable (but not quite) match-ups.
But then again, it may be the Golden Ratio of what we regard as attractive features in men.
What to make of all of this? It is this: I get up too early in the morning, have too much time on my hands. Today I am going to watch football even as I have just learned from our friend Maarten that in the legal proceeding Meyer v Belichick, the court ruled that fans are only entitled to be spectators, but regarding the honesty of a sporting contest, we have no power in the matter. Our ticket is to sit in a stadium seat, nothing more. Meyers had sued the New England Patriots over the Spygate affair claiming that New York Jets season ticket holders were deprived of a fair contest. So what, ruled the court.
Speaking of Pierce Brosnan, did any readers besides me see the movie Mamma Mia? We lived in Bozeman at the time, and went with some friends to see it. I was just going along for the ride and had no clue what I was in for, and was shocked when Amanda Seyfried, running down to the Mediterranean in the opening scenes, started singing! A musical! I had been lured to watch a musical! (I came away certain that Meryl Streep was lip syncing.)
But more to the point, Brosnan took on a singing role in the movie. He too should have lip synced.
I could not decide as I watched the movie that day whether Brosnan was singing … or was in labor and giving birth.