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May 10, 2007 7:34 PM   Subscribe

Look, I'm sorry -- I can't be the only one who, while watching Heroes every week, sees this guy and immediately and unfailingly thinks of this guy, right?
posted by John Kenneth Fisher to MetaFilter-Related at 7:34 PM (87 comments total)

nope
posted by niles at 7:39 PM on May 10, 2007


1-10 of about 37 for "sylar"
posted by mathowie (staff) at 7:39 PM on May 10, 2007


Yes. You're the only one. Google is your friend.
posted by SeizeTheDay at 7:40 PM on May 10, 2007


I mean, nope
posted by niles at 7:40 PM on May 10, 2007


Man-crushes.
Ubiquitous, yet still limned with the painty taste of shame.
posted by Dizzy at 7:40 PM on May 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


You're not the only one, but you might be the first this week. That's something, right?
posted by necessitas at 7:41 PM on May 10, 2007


Not only; not first. Welcome to MeTa.
posted by klangklangston at 7:41 PM on May 10, 2007


This is what I get for previewing and trying to be clever with that little period link. Everyone beats me to the punch and my joke, lame as it was, becomes lamer. God damn it.
posted by SeizeTheDay at 7:41 PM on May 10, 2007


Anybody catch MythBusters?
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:41 PM on May 10, 2007


jeez, sorry. You know, I was going to post this a bit back, googled it then, and nothing was in their results at that point. i should have re-ran the query. Okay, delete this please, before the pile-on gets too bad.
posted by John Kenneth Fisher at 7:42 PM on May 10, 2007


I see Matt Howies!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:43 PM on May 10, 2007


cortex: Don't be silly. Adam looks nothing like #1
posted by niles at 7:43 PM on May 10, 2007


I see Matt Howies!

That's funny, I see Matt Haugheys. And, frankly, I'm fucking terrified. Are Matt Howies cuddly and cute?
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 7:45 PM on May 10, 2007


Zachary Quinto is extreme hotness.

I guess Matt's ok too.
posted by iconomy at 7:45 PM on May 10, 2007 [2 favorites]


I gave up taping in '99.
posted by Dizzy at 7:45 PM on May 10, 2007


I've never watched Heroes, but if Matt is on it it's worth the five bucks to heckle him.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 7:50 PM on May 10, 2007


I've missed you, funny mefi. Let's not fight anymore, k.
posted by ninjew at 7:52 PM on May 10, 2007


It's kinda strange because I look just like Hiro Nakamura. I'm pretty sure we have a full cast of lookalikes on this here internet website.
posted by cmonkey at 8:02 PM on May 10, 2007


ok, fine. So I screwed this one up. Happy now? Alright, how about THIS? Anyone ever mention that THIS GUY looks a lot like this one?

Huh? huh?

Didn't THINK so.

See? Thread saved. You're welcome.
posted by John Kenneth Fisher at 8:06 PM on May 10, 2007


When people look at me they don't think of anybody famous. That's because I'm a unique special snowflake. So there.
posted by Quietgal at 8:07 PM on May 10, 2007


While we're here, what does "." mean in a thread?
posted by eyeballkid at 8:08 PM on May 10, 2007


Of course they're one and the same! After all, you're all brainless! You didn't think that was an accident did you? Uh, oh, gotta go. Candygram.
posted by WolfDaddy at 8:10 PM on May 10, 2007


That was a long time ago, JKF.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:11 PM on May 10, 2007


I thought cortex played Holly on "Land of the Lost".
Advise.
posted by Dizzy at 8:16 PM on May 10, 2007


I think the same thing every time I watch heroes.

I'm sorry, that wasn't very snarky or funny but... hey.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 8:16 PM on May 10, 2007


A stripper1 once told me I looked like "that guy, George" on Seinfeld. It was one of the most inept attempts at a compliment I've ever encountered. It depressed me for a week. In that photo, I'm the guy on the left. I don't think I look like George. On the other hand, that photo was taken last fall. When this stripper incident occurred, I looked like this. Nah, I still don't think I look like George, even in that unflattering photo.

1. I mentioned in a previous MeTa comment that I've been to a strip club only a few times. This isn't why. Really.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 8:21 PM on May 10, 2007


Anyone ever mention that THIS GUY looks a lot like this one?

Holy shit up until now I just thought he looked like David Hasselhoff, but now...
posted by cmonkey at 8:31 PM on May 10, 2007


Eh. I would say he looks more like Jason Fried. Or maybe Adam Savage.
posted by veggieboy at 8:34 PM on May 10, 2007


I'm thinking that the lighting in strip clubs isn't very good. Helps both the patrons and the employees, you know? You could hardly look less like George, unless you were a different race.
posted by Liosliath at 8:35 PM on May 10, 2007


You could hardly look less like George, unless you were a different race.

Ah, that's reassuring. :)
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 8:41 PM on May 10, 2007


Pants.
Fire.
posted by Dizzy at 8:46 PM on May 10, 2007


Costanza! CAN'T-STAND-YA!
posted by yhbc at 8:47 PM on May 10, 2007


If I ate mathowie's brain I wonder if I would have the power to close this thread.
posted by frecklefaerie at 8:47 PM on May 10, 2007 [2 favorites]


A stripper1 once told me I looked like "that guy, George" on Seinfeld.

My whole life, I was able to find some aspect of every single person I ever saw physically attractive. No kidding. And I could always see how, as you came to know and love them, they would get better and better looking to you. It was kind of a gift.

And then I met this woman Amy. And I just couldn't see it in her. Nothing at all. I worked on a committee with her, came to like her just fine, thought she was kind of funny, but could not see her beauty. Not one iota of it.

And she is the only person I have consistently been mistaken for in my life. I'd be in the bookstore and someone would say, "Hi, Amy!" I'd be at the grocery store: "Hey, Amy, how you doing?" Over and over, for several years when we were moving in the same community a lot.

That's when I destroyed all photographic evidence of my existence and retired to the island hermitage where I will live out the remainder of my days.
posted by not that girl at 8:49 PM on May 10, 2007 [6 favorites]


On second thought, you may have something there.
posted by niles at 8:50 PM on May 10, 2007


This seems like a good place to complain that Jess closed the thread wherein crash made the great Karl Rove anagram and we bantered about silent consonants in state names. Look it up, it was good.
posted by yhbc at 8:50 PM on May 10, 2007


Is there a pasty russian thug on the show?
*crosses fingers*
posted by boo_radley at 8:55 PM on May 10, 2007


If I ate mathowie's brain I wonder if I would have the power to close this thread.

I wrote an email requesting it, so I did my part - but that was to hide my shame, so my motives were, as usual, impure.
posted by John Kenneth Fisher at 8:56 PM on May 10, 2007


also, when did the podcast show up in the menu?
posted by boo_radley at 8:56 PM on May 10, 2007


Are Matt Howies cuddly and cute?

They have red hair and painted-on freckles. So no, they're terrifying.
posted by Sparx at 8:59 PM on May 10, 2007


Gingers!
posted by boo_radley at 9:05 PM on May 10, 2007


Save the dear leader.
posted by rob511 at 9:09 PM on May 10, 2007


Hey does anyone else think that Sylar guy looks like Matt?
posted by Effigy2000 at 9:19 PM on May 10, 2007


Hey, does anyone else think that "." looks like Matt?

*from a distance*
posted by found missing at 9:28 PM on May 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


I recently learned that Anna Nicole Smith has passed on. Would this make a good FPP?

Todd Lokken
posted by mattbucher at 9:57 PM on May 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


Ethereal Bligh: If it makes you feel any better, you always reminded me of BTK.
posted by puke & cry at 10:31 PM on May 10, 2007


Oh, yeah, that makes me feel a lot better. Right. Uh-huh.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 10:34 PM on May 10, 2007


Every time I'm on a web forum, and then see a picture of someone I respect on the board, they never look like the image I've developed for them, and I always lose a bunch of my respect for them.

Over time, I came to see that the images I give to the women and men whose words I respect on the forums always look more or less the same.

Now I'm just trying to figure out who those images represent (they look nothing like my parents) -- but it's kind of like chasing a dream after you've been awake too long.

Meanwhile, everyone whose words I read on a forum and *don't* respect gets a cartoon character face applied to them.
posted by davejay at 10:46 PM on May 10, 2007


I figured that was better than George Costanza.
posted by puke & cry at 10:52 PM on May 10, 2007


I always hesitate before clicking on links to people's pictures, there's just something about maintaining a mental image that is not tarnished by reality.
posted by Rhomboid at 10:59 PM on May 10, 2007


Here's me.
posted by puke & cry at 11:03 PM on May 10, 2007


Ethereal Bligh: I'm leaning more towards Ghandi.
posted by tellurian at 11:15 PM on May 10, 2007


Every time I'm on a web forum, and then see a picture of someone I respect on the board, they never look like the image I've developed for them, and I always lose a bunch of my respect for them.

and

I always hesitate before clicking on links to people's pictures, there's just something about maintaining a mental image that is not tarnished by reality.

There's probably value in seeing people as how they really are in conjunction with how you've imagined them from their words. It's probably the case that the idealized (or stereotypical, as the case may be) mental images we create of someone on the basis of just their words reflects a variety of biases that just aren't very good things. Don't you think?
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 11:16 PM on May 10, 2007


That would of course be Gandhi.
posted by tellurian at 11:29 PM on May 10, 2007


I don't know. I'd have to see that guy in a recumbent.
posted by Jimbob at 11:56 PM on May 10, 2007


If I ate mathowie's brain I wonder if I would have the power to close this thread.

You don't need to eat the whole brain, just the cortex.
posted by Elmore at 12:48 AM on May 11, 2007 [2 favorites]


Here's me. I'm the one in the middle.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 3:12 AM on May 11, 2007


Mark my words, that "Heroes" dude is gonna look like Sam Donaldson when he grows up.
posted by breezeway at 4:48 AM on May 11, 2007


puke & cry, you're looking a little drawn.
posted by veggieboy at 4:53 AM on May 11, 2007


Hey, neat, a link to a podcast page in the upper-right-nav. What's up with the page2 tho?
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 5:51 AM on May 11, 2007


The last time I was in D.C. I saw Sam Donaldson, that fucking hairpiece actually hovers about an eighth of an inch above his head, it's eerie.
posted by Divine_Wino at 6:32 AM on May 11, 2007


Sylar and Matt do not look alike. Matt is better looking [not villianist].
posted by drezdn at 6:36 AM on May 11, 2007


And who else thinks Sylar's dad was on a Superhero team with certain other characters' parents?
posted by drezdn at 6:37 AM on May 11, 2007


davejay writes 'Every time I'm on a web forum, and then see a picture of someone I respect on the board, they never look like the image I've developed for them, and I always lose a bunch of my respect for them.'

Although weirdly, I just clicked on a picture of jonmc here a few days ago, and he looked *exactly* like I'd always imagined him to look. Even down to the John Lennon-style NYC paperboy's hat. (Though I might have imagined that last part.)
posted by PeterMcDermott at 6:55 AM on May 11, 2007


Is this something that you'd have to have eyes in order to notice? Because I don't. Have eyes.
posted by psmealey at 7:07 AM on May 11, 2007


And who else thinks Sylar's dad was on a Superhero team with certain other characters' parents?

Anyone else think he was Linderman?

Also, is this the right place to bitch and moan about the hamfisted Freud-by-the-numbers crap in this week's episode? No?

Then I'll just mention that I occasionally would get compared to Hugh Laurie when we were both younger. I believe this was a nice way of saying "you're a bit goofy looking".
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 7:44 AM on May 11, 2007


Lentrohamsanin, the Linderman thing would be a cool twist, but it might be too much of a repeat of the cheerleader's father.

I thought this week was interesting in terms of almost making sympathetic, especially when compared to this week's Lost (which was actually pretty good).
posted by drezdn at 8:03 AM on May 11, 2007


Mohinder has slowly gone from cute and interesting to whiney and saccharine throughout the season.
posted by frecklefaerie at 8:45 AM on May 11, 2007


Sparx writes 'Are Matt Howies cuddly and cute?

'They have red hair and painted-on freckles. So no, they're terrifying.'


Haughey Doody?
posted by PeterMcDermott at 8:47 AM on May 11, 2007


Haughey Doody?

And I thought the nightmares would stop if I expressed them. But clearly they have spread.

Hold me.
posted by Sparx at 9:10 AM on May 11, 2007


Mohinder has slowly gone from cute and interesting to whiney and saccharine throughout the season.

But did you see future Mohinder??? *swoon* :P

Also, Lentrohamsanin, I know plenty of ladies who think that House is hot. If you've aged similarly, the Laurie comparison could be a compliment.
posted by vytae at 9:55 AM on May 11, 2007


Oh, and since we're saying . . . Everyone used to tell me I looked like Claire Danes. She seems to have sunken back into obscurity, so my fame was short-lived.
posted by vytae at 9:56 AM on May 11, 2007


Meanwhile, everyone whose words I read on a forum and *don't* respect gets a cartoon character face applied to them.

Why can't we have cute lil' icons? Other websites have cute lil' icons. We'll never be a real website without bouncing smiley faces. Oooh, and let's call Metafilter a "forum." LOL
posted by The corpse in the library at 9:56 AM on May 11, 2007


The black woman I used to work with thought I looked exactly like John Ritter.

I secretly think it was because all white men looked about the same to her.
posted by klangklangston at 10:02 AM on May 11, 2007


Hugh Laurie is hot. Ridiculously so.
posted by Liosliath at 10:08 AM on May 11, 2007


Hugh Laurie is hot. Ridiculously so.

When he was doing "A little Fry and Laurie" in the UK, he came to a party held by my brother in law. There was this completely embarrassing situation and he came up with the best quote just off the cuff.

I forget what it actually was. But shagging him, in the bathroom, was my first cousin twice removed's highlight of the day.
posted by Sparx at 10:38 AM on May 11, 2007 [5 favorites]


So, I totally misinterpreted it when a cute girl said I looked a bit like Hugh Laurie?

Fuck you, me of 15 years ago.
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 10:46 AM on May 11, 2007


But shagging him, in the bathroom, was my first cousin twice removed's highlight of the day.

Of the day? Talk about damning with faint praise.

OMG! The DHL guy just delivered my new (and first) DSLR package while I was writing this comment! I'm going to go play now.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 10:53 AM on May 11, 2007


Someone once told me that I looked exactly like Christian Bale. Sensing a backhanded compliment I asked them to explain, to which they pointed to his character in The Machinist.

I then shot them in the head with a nail gun. Proving that while I may look like the strung-out, sleep deprived Bale in Machinist, I roll like the strung-out sociopath Bale in American Psycho.
posted by quin at 11:11 AM on May 11, 2007 [2 favorites]


speaking of Adam Savage. Did anybody notice that there is a MEFI shoutout in the recent episode where they circumcised a declawed cat?
posted by Megafly at 11:19 AM on May 11, 2007


Hugh Laurie is hot. Ridiculously so.

I would like to nth that.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 12:54 PM on May 11, 2007


Damn, so your cousin got Laurie in the bathroom, and that stewardess pulled Fiennes in the loo as well... jealous.
posted by Liosliath at 12:56 PM on May 11, 2007


I just had someone tell me I looked like Clark Kent. I figured I'd let everyone know.
posted by puke & cry at 1:04 PM on May 11, 2007 [1 favorite]


I'd just like to say that future Peter is awesome. If Millions of fictional New Yorkers have to die in order for Peter to be a scarred, surly, straight-liquor drinkin' man then I support such a sacrifice whole heartily.
posted by ODiV at 1:11 PM on May 11, 2007


EB, in that second picture you did look like George's theoretical thin goodlooking brother. It's the eye expression the stripper saw, methinks.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.
posted by konolia at 1:37 PM on May 11, 2007


Weird. According to wikipedia, Mathowie is from my hometown.

Small world.
posted by wilde at 2:57 PM on May 11, 2007


Mathowie ate my brain and stole my powers, and all I got was this stupid tshirt.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 1:10 AM on May 12, 2007


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