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eye-Dentical Twins

Jon Burrows

When eye-Dentical Twins (eye press) arrived in the office, everyone crowded around. The book is a collection of photographs from the newspaper eye weekly, in which two unlikely celebrities are paired and the resemblance is described in a witty cutline. The method is lifted from Spy magazine's "Separated at Birth," which, according to the book's introduction, was stolen from Private Eye who in turn lifted it from some other magazine. Some of the "Twins" are pretty funny: "Passionate androgyne" k. d. lang and "Passionless android" Data; Yasser Arafat "once a frequent bomber" and Ringo Starr "once frequently bombed"; the former Margaret Trudeau "rolled a lot of Stones—got shit" and Grace Slick "rolled a lot of shit—got stoned". The main problem with the book, which is the shape of two CD cases set next to each other, is that we finished it in five minutes, which means most of us smart-asses would just read it in the store and go buy a copy of Spy with the money we saved.

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