Paul Izzard! Eddie Williams!

It’s been noted to me that I was not the first person to come to the conclusion that Axl Rose is beginning to look like Paul Williams. Well, that’s fine. However, I do believe that, on the Internet at least, I am the first person to note the similarity between Paul Williams in his current ‘do:

And Eddie Izzard:

It’s uncanny, it is.

And now my work is done.

34 thoughts on “Paul Izzard! Eddie Williams!

  1. Just another manifestation of the fact that there are really only around 200 people, the rest are just special effects, time echoes, and the like.

  2. Also, what a difference accessories and a haircut make. Paul Williams barely even looks like the same guy here vs his 1970s self, and the difference is a startling improvement.

  3. @Captan Button,

    We’re all just delusions of Mr. Scalzi. In reality he’s the Last sentient being in existence, trapped on an FTL ship trying to escape the shockwave of the Universe destroying itself, having gone mad from the loneliness.

  4. Ok, so when do we get a t-shirt with Axl Rose, Paul Williams, and Eddie Izzard in front of a full moon?

  5. Here’s to Mr. Paul Williams, the pride of Bennington, Nebraska (population roughly 875)! And while he is remembered there, like most talented small town heroes, he got out of there at an early age.
    John is reversing this trend. thanks for the pictures, by the way.

  6. Um…I don’t think anybody’s gonna mistake one for the other.

    Scorpius @ 10:45am Google did a study recently; they’re claiming now it’s only 4.5 degrees of separation.

  7. Scorpius says:December 3, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    @Captan Button,

    We’re all just delusions of Mr. Scalzi. In reality he’s the Last sentient being in existence, trapped on an FTL ship trying to escape the shockwave of the Universe destroying itself, having gone mad from the loneliness.

    Which in turn means Scalzi is just a Ben Bova Character.

    (“Stars, Won’t You Hide Me?”)

  8. I think that picture of Paul Williams looks like Alton Brown, only with a goatee, so he would be the evil Alton Brown from Earth-666. He probably uses science and cooking to create meals of pure malevolence

  9. Very interesting…a photo of Paul Williams who doesn’t look like the Paul Williams we remember, and a photo of Eddie Izzard who doesn’t look like the Eddie Izzard we’ve seen on stage. It’s cognitive dissonance day!

    That said, where did Paul Williams get those glasses? I’d like a pair of those.

  10. Eddie’s in Melbourne this weekend, I shall go and hold a photo of Paul next to him to compare, hang on a tick and I’ll be right back…

  11. And the question must be asked, have they ever been seen in the same room together? Are we looking at the real life version of Clark Kent/Superman here? Just take off those glasses and. . .

  12. Wow! That picture of Eddie Izzard had me thinking that I was thinking of another guy named Eddie Izzard.

    Thom Marrion, I think the evil Alton Brown comparision is also apt, though I’m thinking along the lines of Star Trek’s “Mirror Mirror”. “You have been defeated by the challenger yet again. The chairman is displeased. Your agonizer please, Mr. Symon.”

  13. Googling Izzard turned up a note that he was warned by the UK Dept. of Trade & Industry for recycling material from his DVDs in his standup act. Really?

    I admit I’m one of the Americans who doesn’t quite get this.

    http://thecomicscomic.typepad.com/thecomicscomic/2009/10/believe-in-eddie-izzard-film-reflects-on-the-comedians-life-and-career-ambitions.html

    When Monty Python reused some of their TV material for “Live at the Hollywood” were we being cheated?

  14. > When Monty Python reused some of their TV material for
    > “Live at the Hollywood” were we being cheated?

    No. But iirc when Monty Python did an episode on TV where they slowly turned the volume down throughout the episode, and then quickly returned the volume to extremely loud, the British
    version of the FCC told them that would be the last time they would do that.

    Also:

    This one wet. This one is wet. This one is wet.

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