We interrupt our mostly serious political coverage to bring you this totally ridiculous waste of time.
One of my favorite sites on the World Wide Web is TotallyLooksLike.com, run by the good folks at ICanHasCheezburger. The premise is simple: "Stuff that looks like other stuff." Pair 'em up, and have a good laugh.
Here at Off Message, we couldn't help but notice that a lot of Vermont politicos look like other people. Or stuff. And with Google's help, we found the matches. So, without further ado, we present "Totally Looks Like: Vermont Politics Edition."
Congressman Peter Welch (D-VT) totally looks like former congressman Chris Shays (R-CT).
Gov. Peter Shumlin in profile totally looks like this shark fin:
Lobbyist Guy Page totally looks like Major Arnold Toht from Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Former Seven Days columnist Shay Totten totally looks like Cousin Oliver from "The Brady Bunch."
Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger totally looks like Perry Farrell (props to Leif Tillotson for that one).
Burlington mayoral chief of staff Mike Kanarick totally looks like Alfred E. Neuman.
Secretary of State Jim Condos totally looks like this produce manager.
Seven Days columnist Paul Heintz totally looks like author David Foster Wallace.
Burlington lawyer Peter B. Kunin totally looks like Billy Crystal. (Sorry, Peter. You set me up.)
Sen. Bernie Sanders totally looks like Doc Brown.
Gubernatorial chief of staff Liz Miller totally looks like Natalie Portman.
State Sen. Diane Snelling totally looks like a cat with glasses.
"Charlie + Ernie + Lisa!" cohost Charlie Papillo totally looks like Prof. Snape.
Seven Days columnist Paul Heintz totally looks like this painting of Jesus.
Seven Days news editor Andy Bromage totally looks like the Heady Topper guy.