I Don’t Look Like John Goodman Do I?

0051_small Well, do I?

I arrived back in Singapore tonight and as I was collecting my bags one of the ground staff at Changi said “you look like that star, you know, the one who played Fred Flintstone”.

My immediate fear was the cartoon until I recalled the movie.

“Who, John Goodman” says I?

“Yes, that’s the one” said she, “but I mean that in the nicest possible way”.

Well, I guess it is an improvement from the past. When I lived and worked in Korea I had a beard and I was always being mistaken for Kenny Rogers – so John Goodman works for me!

2 thoughts on “I Don’t Look Like John Goodman Do I?

  1. Mark Webb 30 November 1999 / 8:00 am

    Hi Thomo,

    I have to say that I can see a slight resembelance, but I would not worry too much as its rumoured that far eastern people think that all caucasian people look the same.

    I think this is generally true of any racial grouping viewing another. We are much better at recognising differences in people we see regularly than those who we have less close associations with. I have twin brothers and while I admit they look similar I cannot for the life of me see how you can get them confused. My partner of seven years is still not sure who is who.

    An outsider just sees the general appearance, ie skin colour, thin, fullsome etc, so I think the lady just saw a white male of the right general appearance. So I don't think there is a carrer for you as a John Goodman impersonator.




    • thomo the lost 30 November 1999 / 8:00 am

      Ah, so I have a future as a John Goodman impersonator in Singapore and Seoul but not in New York or London? 🙂

      Some of my favourites are the Elvis and Tom Jones impersonators at Radio City in Patpong, Bangkok. Just a great evening there.


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