Thursday, July 24, 2008

Hailey and Hagley Winters — Real! And Chinese!

Of course, I accept any reason to re-post the Amy Adams "Mirror Image" sketch. In fact, I'll do so right now.

With this sketch in mind, consider this news item, about the so-called "robot restaurant" in Yiwu, China, at which the husband-and-wife owner-managers seemed to work 21 hours a day. Upon being interviewed by a Daily Times reporter, however, they revealed their ruse: the restaurant is actually owned by a pair of identical twin brothers who married identical twin sisters. Literally, twins who pretended to be the same person in order to make that person seem like a ridiculously high achiever. Odd how no one thought to ask these people what was up until the reporter came along, though I would have vastly preferred the trick being revealed as a result of one of the couples getting really fat.

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