Monday, October 03, 2011

Uncanny...

not to mention disconcerting.

I have a colleague at my new job whom I liked immediately. He's young and friendly, yet rather cynical and curmudgeonly on occasion. He snarks about everything, yet is unfailingly helpful and hard-working. Several times after starting work there, I had moments of deja-vu regarding him, and I couldn't figure out why. We'd definitely never met before.

It wasn't until a few days later, when I was sitting in the breakroom with my back turned to a conversation he and another co-worker were having, that I realized why he seemed so familiar to me. See, he was pissed off about something and sprinkling the f-bomb liberally into his speech.

BAM! It hit me...he sounds EXACTLY like Stingray of the Atomic Nerds!

Voice, tone, inflection, rhythm, everything. It's pretty creepy, as a matter of fact.

I had to ask him if he had any relations in New Mexico, but he demurred. He and his family are local through-and-through.

Which begs the question: Why doesn't my colleague have a local accent? I have no clue.

In any case, I told my co-worker not to be surprised if I sometimes call him "Stingray", and he laughed and said he didn't care.

If only he knew...

He should listen to Vicious Circle sometime!

Oh, I have to add one thing, though: the resemblance definitely ends with the voice, as this young man was also the one who thought "ambiguous" meant "obvious"...

6 comments:

Silver the Evil Chao said...

On the other hand, I've mentioned several times to you that I think Labrat sounds like me! xD

Stingray said...

Does that make you Queen Doppelpopolus? http://video.adultswim.com/sealab-2021/nice-try-doppelganger.html

Then again, I may take a wrench to him myself for using my voice for sounding dumb. THAT'S MY JOB DAMMIT.

(wv: Shiper. If you know the term, you know why I no longer like where this is going.)

Christina LMT said...

Silver aims high! As she should. :)

Stingray, I do indeed know what shipping is. And it doesn't involve anti-piracy vessels crewed by GBC'ers, so I won't go there, either.

Christina LMT said...

Hahahahahaha! "Queen Doppelpopolus"!
Personally, I found guys on Crete way hotter than the women.

Old NFO said...

LOL- So 'who' is the evil twin? Your co-worker or Stingray???

Ruth said...

Since his family's local no idea why he doesn't sound local. In my case I grew up 20 min north of Boston, but my folks are both from the midwest, so thts what I grew up talking like.