How does he live with himself?

Regular readers here know that I maintain lists of what I call “Bokanovsky Brats,” movie stars and at least one athlete who bear remarkable resemblance to one another. One group is called the “Matt Damon batch,” after the lightly-talented actor who’s had far more success than his face, acting and “writing” skills warrant. (He and Ben Affleck were credited with writing the script for the 1997 movie Good Will Hunting. I do not believe it.)

One member of his Batch is quarterback Tom Brady of the New England Patriots.


I cannot speak to Brady’s skill as a quarterback other than noting that the Patriots, while sitting atop the league since 2001 and suffering low draft picks, still managed every year to assemble a Pro Bowl-caliber line to protect this slow-footed GOAT. Some sort of magic, fraud or fakery must be at work there.

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Perceptions gone awry

“I also noted that the painting of DiCaprio outside of his house made him look almost exactly like Jack Nicholson. Most of you probably missed that, but I didn’t since I have written about it previously. There is a theory online that Leo is Jack’s son, though I didn’t come up with it. In that paper I guessed that they were related, but probably not as father/son. However, I read this latest reveal as Tarantino telling me I was wrong. I think he is telling us that Leo is indeed Jack’s son. That’s just my gut reaction, but as you may know my gut has proven to have amazing powers of perception.” (Miles Mathis, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood)

I have not seen Once Upon a Time, and am not familiar with the scene he is talking about. I would have left this alone, as I have no personal beef with Miles and like much of his work. However, that last line about “amazing powers of perception” left me with jaw dropped perhaps two inches. It also sent me to my photo files, as Leo DiCaprio is, or was, listed here as a Matt Damon lookalike.

All of this work from the past few years is collected in various files, so I can very quickly run faces side-by-side. It has been a while, but I did some work, and the problem that I encountered was that DiCaprio was not lining up well with Damon or any of the other Damon match-ups. He is, however, in near perfect alignment with Jack Nicholson.

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Odds and ends

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.

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Resolving the Tokarski Phenomenon


Preface: Before I begin, I would like to introduce myself to Piece of Mindful readers, since this is my first post. Mark personally asked me to give writing a chance, and I am more than happy to oblige him. A little about myself…I will be 30 years old in a matter of days, I have a Bachelor’s degree in Economics (graduated summa cum laude), and I possess knowledge in a wide variety of areas due to a lifelong passion for interesting information. Those who know me often say that I should sign up to be on “Jeopardy!”. In terms of Myers-Briggs personality types, the best fit for me is INTP, “The Logician” or “The Thinker”. I have always had a great admiration for the Sherlock Holmes character, and I apologize in advance for the number of times I will likely reference Holmes in making a point. My mind works very much like Holmes’s does in the stories. I refrain from social life to a large extent (by choice), and I am almost completely unplugged from modern popular culture. Although I own a TV, I rarely watch it. The only radio I listen to is BBC World News, and I do not follow any modern pop music. The only form of media I am interested in is film, and I have always been a big fan of Stanley Kubrick. This is all I will bore you with about myself…

My purpose in this particular article is resolving what I will call the Tokarski Phenomenon, named after the owner of this blog Mark Tokarski and his extensive catalog of work surrounding facial alignment. Just so that it is clear what I mean when I say “the Tokarski Phenomenon”, I would like to define the term. The Tokarski Phenomenon is defined as the excessive preponderance of facial alignment doppelgängers amongst Western public figures. Whether we are talking about “batches” such as the Damon Batch and Katy Perry Batch or the “twins” that Mark has written about extensively, the underlying phenomenon is basically a prevalence of facial alignment doppelgängers amongst public figures far outside of that which statistical norms would forecast. In this article, I will not only show that existing explanations (both common and uncommon) for this phenomenon are wholly inadequate, but I will also provide a strong case for the true explanation for this curiosity termed “the Tokarski Phenomenon”.

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Jason Batchman

I cannot believe that I have watched this guy over the years and only now realized he is a Bokanovsky Brat – Jason Bateman. It is late and I don’t want to go through the whole process of making a Gif, so maybe just a face chop will do it. It is not precise, as the others have been, but the thing that grabs me, as always, is the hairline.


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The hillbilly murder channel

I have been watching a TV series on Prime called “Justified.” It is a formulaic program for which every resident of Kentucky should be deeply offended. The writers conjure up one hillbilly caricature after another, then allowing them to be brutally murdered by U.S. Deputy Marshall Rayland Givens, played by Timothy Olyphant. I have not counted, but Marshall Givens has to have killed twenty people by now, and seldom misses a day of work as a result. The shootings are always self defense.

I went looking for some background on Olyphant, only to find that he is scrubbed clean, as are his parents. We are told he was born in Hawaii in 1968, moved to Modesto, California, where his father worked as a VP for Gallo wineries. His mother (now divorced) is a Gideon, and we are told that his father now owns an ‘extensive’ cattle ranch in Arizona. They too are scrubbed.

Here is his Geni search result:

Olyphant Geni

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Barbara Walters … that damned widow’s peak

The matter of Pamela Courson and Barbara Walters has been festering within me, and I think I might finally be able to resolve it here … to a degree. The idea that triggered the solution was something I noticed back when I first dove in, that Barbara Walters has a slight widow’s peak.

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