This post was originally published in August of 2016. There’s been an ongoing debate about the comedian Bill Hicks, who in my opinion faked his death and re-emerged as Alex Jones. Some of the drawbacks to this are facial differences, like a more pointed nose for Jones, easily done by plastic surgery, a thinner lower lip, ditto. In the first photo below, image three on the far right of Jones shows telltale lines indicating some plastic surgery. I have seen these as well on both McCartney’s, Paul and Mike.
However, the post below was a different story – someone had put up the two photos, one of Hicks and one of Jones, saying that Jones has a smaller mouth than Hicks, but what jumped out at me instead was that I was looking at identical teeth. Further down in the post you’ll see a Photoshop overlay in which every single tooth in both mouths line up exactly.
Another objection was voices, Hicks higher pitched than Jones, whose is almost guttural. I thought that for his TV show Jones could easily be speaking into some sort of voice distortion instrument, and that still might be the case. However, I was reading a Michael Connelly book (The Narrows) and in it the lead character, Harry Bosch, mentions that someone, a really bad guy, had probably had surgery to change his voice. I wondered if this was common.
Googling “surgery to change voice” I found it quite common, most often in women who want to sound more feminine. But there is thyroplasty surgery, which does indeed lower a man’s voice. I thought – what the heck – – the had Hicks under the knife for plastic surgery anyway, a makeover, so why not change his voice too?
From August, 2016:
My colleague Straight wants me to move forward, to get better at using PhotoShop. It offers a far wider array of possibilities than my current tools. I have been using them because I have so much work ahead, and don’t want to take time to learn such a big and complex program. But I must. Fortunately, Straight is already well-versed.
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