Remember when I posted that picture of Zach Galifianakis shaving his head that I thought looked a lot like me? Since then, I’ve been accosted at weddings, baseball games, Time Square, and, yes, even Rita’s Water Ice about the resemblance. Mostly it’s the beard, but there are also those fine, chiseled Mediterranean features to consider…if I do say so myself, Zach and I have the eyes and noses of those old Greek and Roman statues (customs didn’t catch us). Once you get below the beard, our physiques diverge a bit from those vaulted forms of classical antiquity. But I digress.
One of the funniest lines from the original Hangover was the sublime, “Come over here handsome. Not you, Fat Jesus!” I haven’t been called Fat Jesus yet, but I have been positively identified in this drawing:
That’s Fat Jesus: 0. Easter Jesus: 1
With my work in sustainability, my MFA, my interest in cycling and my high hopes for downtown Allentown (not to mention my beard), I know I run the Hipster Jesus risk at pretty high levels. I haven’t heard it yet, but I’m probably due. If and when you’re inclined to think of your Daily Cocca as the Hipster Jesus, remember this, friends:
It’s true. You’re cool because he first was cool. I’m pretty sure that’s in one of the Pauline epistles. Found this great image via Chad Crawford. Speaking of Christians, hipsters, and Zach Galifianakia on Twitter, I just saw this from @missional:
Hey, Eric Sylvester: It looks like The Daily Cocca has a new favorite hockey team. Sorry, The Daily Cocca’s wife: it’s still not the Rangers.