Posted by
Lesley Arfin
• 01.19.08 06:00 am

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I have to admit, when people tell me I look like Steve Perry or Harmony Korine it doesn’t really bother me. Ok, maybe the Steve Perry one does a little bit, only because I remember watching a Journey video when I was a kid and thinking to myself, “that guy is pretty ugly.”

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I have to admit, when people tell me I look like Steve Perry or Harmony Korine it doesn’t really bother me. Ok, maybe the Steve Perry one does a little bit, only because I remember watching a Journey video when I was a kid and thinking to myself, “that guy is pretty ugly.”

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It was a mental note. You can’t just erase mental notes. They stick with you forever, which is normally a good thing, say if you need to remember that you are putting your keys by the stove you say “mental note” and you won’t ever forget. In this situation it’s bad because while some comparison to Harmony Korine just rolls off the shoulder, the tiny inside-my-head voice (same guy who writes mental notes) says, “Steve Perry? Ew. That means you’re UGLY.” Lately I’ve been compared to several people, which is a laugh riot to my friends. I don’t see it but whatever. For the record, I get stopped constantly by people who think I’m their cousin or an old friend, so I guess my face is pretty common. That, or they are cousins with Steve Perry, which incidentally is a lot cooler than looking like him.

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This is snowboarder Danny Kass. I guess I can see the resemblance. We both have heart-shaped faces. And the same haircut. And brown eyes and big eyebrows. But his nose is kind of big. Oh shit…we’re identical twins!

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Danny Kass again. In this picture, not so much. His eyes are a bit too small.
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Director/writer/cool guy Harmony Korine: This is basically just a compliment to me. Look at those eyes! They’re like round copper pennies! He’s also very thin in this photo. Why, thank you.

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I don’t know who this is. Someone sent it to me. The credit looks like “Anton Volkov” but it could just as easy be a Richard Kern. I can see the similarity, but this girl looks pretty Russian or Polish, like straight off the boat, while my physical lineage has been docked in the harbor for about 4 decades. My boobs are like 2 inches bigger than hers but she has no cellulite or flabby bumps or stretch marks. This girl is cute I guess, but she doesn’t have that Arfin edge. I see her but I wouldn’t want to be her.


Comments
  1. Anonymous says:

    ummmm, who cares.

  2. mike says:

    I do. I need to know about these things and i love your writing.

  3. Whoopie Steinberg says:

    “Oh deary, you look exactly like that boy??? he was on Letterman once, he kept being jittery…Oh sorry Honey I can’t remember his name right now. Maybe your related to him and heard this a million times. He wrote a movie that I never saw. What was it. Oh Sorry this is my stop. I hope I see you again, maybe than I’ll remember!”

  4. viv says:

    Steve Perry for sure.

  5. Mantasy says:

    Actually, you look like Craig from Austin.

    Know him?

  6. Anonymous says:

    or a thin ricky lake. except she would stop eating the corn long enough for a photo to be taken.

  7. Haha! I really like your posts!

  8. Anonymous says:

    It sounds like you’re creating problems yourself by trying to solve this issue instead of looking at why their is a problem in the first place. Take a look at http://www.cellulite-cream.us/.

  9. Clayton. says:

    Ummm, can I get an NSFW next time? I just got fired.

  10. Quick Facts says:

    Best you should make changes to the post title STREET BONERS and TV CARNAGE » PERSONS WHO LOOK LIKE ME to something more generic for your subject you create. I loved the the writing withal.


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