Thursday, May 15, 2008

Sliding Scale of Celebrity Doppelgangerness (or is it a slippery slope?)


It just might be the fact that I've lost about 35 pounds: I have noticed a shift in the celebrity comparisons I have received in recent months. In the past, I have been likened to esteemed filmmaker Michael Francis Moore (particularly when I donned baseball cap and flannel shirt). Lately, however, on multiple occasions, I have been made aware of a resemblance to another charming leading man: the Superbad Seth Rogen.

I consider this a move in a positive direction and an incentive to keep losing weight (I can't wait to see who's next on this spectrum of Hollywood lookalikes).


In related news, the wife took me to my favorite wing establishment (obliquely referenced here) for all-you-can-eat wings to celebrate my recent graduation. It is with mixed emotion that I report to you that I consumed only 7 Thai R Garlic wings, 5 Parmesan Pepper wings, 6 Arizona Ranch wings, 5 Cajun wings, and 1 Barbecue wing for a paltry grand total of (drum-roll please...) 24 chicken wings. Pathetic. At the height of my career, I once consumed 72 chicken wings on all-you-can-eat night (which pales in comparison to the 100+ wing my buddy Jordan had eaten that same night). This time, 24 was all I can eat--a three-fold reduction in wing capacity. For additional perspective, the wife only consumed 6 Louisiana Licker chicken wings and 5 onion rings (it's hard for me not to snicker as I type that).



Finally, for those who are so inclined, may I recommend to you the free eatings and drinkings at your local fast food establishments.

Today, May 15, 2008, Dunkin Donuts is offering free Iced Coffee from 10:00 am until 10:00 pm. No strings attached. However, just try to walk out without buying a donut. Or two.

Also, today, McDonald's is promoting its new Southern-style chicken sandwich. It can be yours for free... as long as you purchase a medium or large beverage.

This collective free goodness has earned the fast food industry as a collective unit an Honorable Mention in the ongoing Land of Yajeev Best Free Stuff competition.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh, non! Im missing the free Dunkin Donuts and have to pay for my croissants!

Russ Parker said...

The emergence of mini Yajeev?

Andy said...

I always think I see your dad when I see Men's Warehouse commercials.

Jon said...

Quiet Russ, or you will wake up mini Russ. I once saw my dad at a Pirates game.

yajeev said...

anonymous...
no dunkin donuts in france?! do they at least have krispy kreme?

russ...
let's hope.

andy...
i bet you like the way he (/the guy who reminds you of my dad) looks. i guarantee it.

jon...
no, please, let the miniruss arise! would love to see a comment or two from him around here. ever since i made the midi- / mini- russ introduction, he's been a little standoffish with me. i miss that kid.

Marliese Thomas said...

Belated congratulations on the graduation! And the job, even if it is in the land of "No Chick-Fil-A." And yes, the comparison to Seth Rogan is much more fitting than to Moore.

Russ Parker said...

EMACIATED RUSS COME FORTH!

yajeev said...

marliese...
thanks for the kind words (especially the part about rogan).

russ...
AMDEED!

Avery Gray said...

Look at you go! Congratulations on the weight loss and the graduation! That's, like, two more things than I have going for me. Awesome!

yajeev said...

avery...
thank you, thank you. now, if only i could blog some regularity...