Just a few matters here, some loose ends to clear up.
A writer using the pseudonym Dagen D. Proveritas submitted an essay at the Miles Mathis site called I’ve Been Considering Matthew Shepard and I Believe His Murder Was Faked. It’s a good piece of work, a bit longish for my taste. Because it is Mathis, Mathew is linked to the actors Sam and Cybill Shepard. On what evidence? The last name. However, there is no mention of anyone being Jewish.
I am not in competition with anyone, but I did write about Mathew Shepard in December of 2017. (The Mathew Shepard Killing Looks Like Another Hoax.) The two pieces together cover a lot of ground. Proveritas makes no mention of AIDS, but does connect Shepard’s allegedly being HIV positive with the brutal murder. At that time I had done a boatload of research on AIDS, and suggested that part of the reason for the Shepard hoax was to advance the myths that HIV causes AIDS, and that AZT cures it. It was also based on the myth of redneck homophobia. The two alleged killers, Aaron Mckinney and Russell Henderson, are perfect caricatures for the myth, two men who hated the young man because he was gay.
Anyway, read both pieces if you’ve time. Both are, in my humble view, worthy. We both figured out, using the same evidence, that the event was a hoax.
In the comments below Faux’s recent piece on the phenomenon that shows so many famous actors having matching facial plates, I put up the photo below. These are the identical twins, Max and Charlie Carver. I thought that they bore a strong resemblance to our hero at this blog, Matt Damon. I said I could just mail it in – this from a guy who says that we should never rely on just our eyes in analyzing faces.
Surprise – as it turns out, the boys, while strongly resembling Damon, do not line up with precision as the others in the Damon Group have.
Funny thing, when I first came across Max and Charlie in an episode of a dark series on HBO called The Leftovers, I was not struck so much by their appearance as mannerisms. They sounded like Damon, had his idiosyncrasies. Something is up here, but Max and Charlie (I don’t know which is which) are just slightly off in terms of Damonism.
Steve Kelly gave us the photo below of a couple of identical twins who both played professional football, Tiki and Ronde Barber.
My first thought was they they reminded me of Duane (The Rock) Johnson. I immediately backed away, thinking it was just a mindless impulse.
That’s Tiki on the left, Duane on the right. Man, is it close, so close that I think that were not Duane’s smile a bit narrower in depth, this might be a hit. I am going it leave it there.
There was talk in the comments of the Bokanovsky Process in Brave New World being used to dumb people down so that they could perform various chores dependably, never suffering ambition or boredom. At this web site we have identified people who share the same facial plates in acting and athletics (Tom Brady is a Matt Damon lookalike). Of course we don’t know how this is achieved, but why assume it is just highly visible trades like acting and professional sports? Why not corporate executives, golfers, scientists as well?
And who ever said that our Matt Damon Batch is made up of smart people? We only claimed they look alike. They could be dumb as stumps.
PS: Bonus points to anyone who can identify the two men in the photo below, only so slightly an imperfect match.