The New Boredom

Mah and Newer. Manure.


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My friend TJ is Asian. I am basically Asian, too. And because of this, we are interchangeable as humans. I’ve had conversations with people who have thought I was TJ the entire time. I’ve been mistaken by strangers on the street for being TJ. At least a half dozen times a year, I hear “Hey TJ!,” called out to me at bike races. This is amusing to me because I don’t really feel like we look that much alike. I guess from a distance we are roughly the same size, which is to say we are both somewhere between 4’8″ and 6’12” tall, and we have dark hair and a kinda Asian-y skin-tone, in the sense that we’re not pale redheads.

Up until this last weekend, I assumed that this strange string of mistaken identity was purely due to everyone else just being a bunch of filthy racist whiteys. But that all changed when I was speaking to an Asian girl at a backyard get-together. She said I looked familiar and asked me if I used to live with a guy named Phil.

I inquired as to it being Phil Wheeler?

Yeah, Phil Wheeler.

No, that was TJ that lived with Phil. I’m not TJ.

So even other Asians can’t tell us apart. It’s comforting to know that this isn’t some grand racist conspiracy.

Some basic facebook research has revealed that we are indeed essentially clones of one another despite having different ethnic backgrounds and completely different hate-shaving-schedules…

I am, of course, completely joking about the racism stuff.


I’m really glad that Metallica is no longer socially relevant and I don’t have to constantly argue with my friends about how much they suck.


Written by photokevo

August 24, 2010 at 1:43 am

Posted in I Hate You

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  1. I’ll try to keep meeting people around where you live in order to get them to keep confusing you for me confusing themselves.


    August 25, 2010 at 4:11 am

    • Just keep being you, I’ll just keep being your doppelganger.


      August 26, 2010 at 11:04 pm

  2. Crap. I thought I was reading TJ’s blog.


    August 26, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    • I thought I was TJ?!


      August 26, 2010 at 11:04 pm

  3. There’s an asian girl who knows who I am??


    August 27, 2010 at 5:59 pm

  4. i dunno. that’s a pretty wicked ‘tache you got going on there.

    not many people can pull that off.

    blunt delivery

    August 28, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    • especially not me…


      August 31, 2010 at 11:42 pm

  5. […] Jon shows up for a few shots in the middle, Mike is the much taller-than-me white dude, and I’m the one that looks like TJ. […]

  6. […] know him (by “people” I mean possibly several, including Fill-ys Diller and TJ “other me“) will give him some grief about not being able to get all the poo in the toilet, despite […]

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