November 09, 2010


The internet is very interesting..... and extremely handy.  You can find out just about anything you want to know.

For example.....

You can find a recipe for any dish ever created, or instructions on how to roast garlic, which you can (and will) use in a ton of recipes.

Your husband can find instructions for how to install a better horn in the car he bought recently, which came with a really goofy, wimpy-sounding horn.

You can purchase a replacement utensil basket for your dishwasher when the original one that came with your 13-year-old dishwasher begins to sport holes in the bottom through which your daring silverware escape during the wash cycle.

Your husband can learn to play a tricky guitar solo by watching an instructional video on YouTube, so he can serenade you on your birthday.

You can pause a DVD so you can go find out what other movies one of the actors has been in, because it's driving you crazy that he/she looks familiar and you know you have seen he/she in something before, and your husband doesn't believe you but thinks it's someone else, like Marcia Brady (and it's not) because he is terrible with names....and faces.

Yeah, it's really handy.

Recently we were watching this movie with our kids.  (It's not nearly as good as the first one, but it was entertaining.  Besides, I'll watch anything with Tim and Don.)  The kids kept saying that one of the characters looked like "the guy from The Princess Diaries 2," (whose name I could not think of) which was crazy because he probably wasn't even born when the movie we were watching was made.  However, I did think that the actor looked familiar, but I figured he was just one of those "Disney-contracted actors" from the 70's who appeared in lots of their smaller films (actually, I think he appeared at least once in every television series aired between 1965 and 1995).  

When the movie was over, I watched the credits to see if the name of the actor was familiar.  It wasn't, but something about his name clicked in my head, since we had recently watched this movie.  So, I looked him up and sure enough.... though it wasn't the actor my kids thought it was, it turned out to be HIS SON.  Crazy.  How did they know?

Do you see the resemblance?

IMDb is the coolest site ever.



  1. Anonymous10:58 AM

    I was nodding through this entire post -- whatever did we do before the internet? And I do that IMDB thing constantly. It drives my husband crazy! It usually turns out I recognize the person because they were a guest star on Law and Order (since every actor in New York has appeared on that show). So funny and fun to find that someone thinks just like I do :)

  2. "C.H.I.P.S." comes to my mind immediately. I love that show thanks to Eric Estrada (Ponch).

  3. Anonymous8:59 PM

    I found that out a long time ago too and was shocked! the "dad" is also in the LDS film "On Our Way Home". so many mormon's thought he was mormon because of doing that. lol!

    And then you will not recognize Chris in "Smokin Aces". it will blow your mind!


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