Posted on May 14, 2012
Posted by John Scalzi
Saladin Ahmed and Jonathan Coulton: Separated at birth.
Seriously, I know them both, and it’s uncanny. Although Saladin is the slightly more compact version. Even so.
So you’re telling us you were saying this before it was mainstream?
Whoa. That’s totally weird. Surely some kind of genetic crossover…
Well, they both have beards, so clearly, they’re BOTH from the evil mirror universe!
This came up, credited to our host, on the Sword and Laser interview of Saladin Ahmed.
I know some other people that look eerily alike…but you probably haven’t heard of them.
ZOMG that is uncanny….!
Ah, I see that the tweet that led to that is from Tom Merritt, co-host of Sword and Laser and one of the two people interviewing Saladin Ahmed when he said that. It’s getting out there now!
John, have you ever seen Saladin Ahmed and Jonathan Coulton in the same room together?
No, but I’m working on it.
It’s the beard more than anything. A friend once told me he saw my picture in Easyrider Magazine. I told him it didn’t happen and he brought me the magazine. There was a superficial resemblance, the full beard and the John Lennon glasses, but it wasn’t me. And the girl with him was blitzed out of her mind. You could tell by her flared pupils. I don’t ride bikes or wear the Harley gear, never have.
Yes yes YES. I’ve noticed this too.
I had the exact same thought when I saw Saladin at Penguicon.!
::buys hair dye and platform shoes, plans lucrative career impersonating Jonathan Coulton::
But what if JC is doing the same? My head hurts…
You’ll have to dye your glasses too. Interesting that you both wear glasses that match your beard color.
John, have you ever been compared to a double somewhere? I had a double in college who had my own first name & his friends asked me why I was skipping His classes. Thanks for the great entry.
Came to the comments to see if this was some cruel joke of John’s, putting up two pictures of Coulton and watching us wonder.
Apparently not. My apologies to Mr. Ahmed.
I’d characterize them as different variations of alcoholic beverages actually. Cream stout..Saladin Ahmed.. Winter Lager… Jonathan Coulton. Ponder it, won’t you?
I think we need video of Jonathan Coulton referring to Saladin Ahmed as “Mini Me.”
Johnathan Coulton is “JoCo”. Saladin Ahmed, being more compact, could be JoCoToGo?
Look, I’ll just mallet myself. It will save time.
We can’t call him “SaAh”, that would be stupid.
Saladin: root beer
JoCo: ginger ale
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