Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

03 Nov 2001, 10:03 a.m.

Scary look-alikes: I have an uncle who looks a heck of…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2001 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

Scary look-alikes:
I have an uncle who looks a heck of a lot like Saddam Hussein.

I just saw my landlord downstairs, and yet again confirmed that he looks a heck of a lot like Jack Kevorkian.

A somewhat longer story: I theorize that people in their standardized ID photos look like either terrorists or drug addicts. My Indian cousins confirmed this when I visited them three years ago. They said that my college ID photo makes me look like the woman who assassinated Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. In other words, not only do I look like a terrorist, but I resemble one terrorist in particular!