Ashley Zoch

Monday, September 05, 2005

Red Dingers!

I'm renown for pointing out lookalikes (or as David Brent's agent would call them - Lookylikes) at any opportunity. I'm not particularly good at it, but they just pop into my brain constantly. I get a fair bit of flack from associates when I relentlessly whip out an "I think I know that guy" or "Doesn't that look like Andrew Pate's mum". Actually that last one was Chris, not me.

It reached the stage with one guy where he would yell out the person's name as they walked past to confirm whether I was making it up.

When I was at Angkor Wat in Cambodia I walked past a long haired scruffy looking fellow wearing a business shirt, pants and sandals and carrying a rather hippy-ish satchel. I thought to myself "That looks a lot like *identity witheld for the sake of a good tale*". I was so sure that I seriously considered approaching him, but the opportunity passed too quickly and I didn't want to look a fool.

I remembered the spotting tonight and mentioned it to Chris. I thought I'd have a look on the web to disprove my sighting and his blog and other sites showed no information so I considered it a lookalike and we had a chuckle. On a whim I did a search for his name and Siem Reap in Google...

I saw Richard Stallman at Angkor Wat in Cambodia!

(Richard Stallman is a folklore hero amongst the computer nerdy Linux community so I don't expect most folks to understand this or find it funny. I'm kicking myself that I didn't get a photo with him!)


  • If only I knew who you were talking about.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:02 PM  

  • Cambodia? Damn, what's next dude? You seriously have to come back to KL.. the haze is gone and everything's clear! Peter D and Andrew B are here.. come and join the party.. he he he!


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:38 PM  

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