The Doppelganger

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The Doppelganger

Post by Phenopath » Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:05 am

Mike could not be sure at first, but when the man went to the bar to buy another pint of lager it was obvious; the man was identical to Mike. His double had the same receding brown hair, glasses and a nose, which Mike had often thought, was too large for his face.

He approached his doppelganger, who was clearly drunk, and introduced himself. Recognition flashed across the man's face and he smiled.

"I'm Steve"

the clone said, and extended his hand.

The explosion generated as matter annihilated antimatter destroyed both men, atomised the pub and most of Greater London.

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Post by strawman » Sun Jun 14, 2009 11:17 am

Or Mike and anti-Mike.
Interesting reflection.
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Post by Phenopath » Sun Jun 14, 2009 1:10 pm

strawman wrote:Or Mike and anti-Mike.
I considered 'Ekim'.

It is actually a true story... I once met a bloke in the pub who looked a bit like me.

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Post by strawman » Sun Jun 14, 2009 1:39 pm

Wait a minute. Is this leading up to the one about the O'Reilly twins?
Never judge anyone until you have biopsied their brain.

"Be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle."
Known Some Call Is Air Am
Spoiler:
Non sum qualis eram = "I am not who I will be"

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Post by Phenopath » Sun Jun 14, 2009 2:22 pm

:-)

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Post by ROU Killing Time » Tue Jul 07, 2009 1:37 am

I'm confused.

If his name is Mike why did he introduce himself as Steve?

(As a "Steve" who already clearly has doppleganger problems of his own, I'm really anxious for the answer to this query...)

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Post by Phenopath » Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:27 am

ROU, it is well known amoungst quantum physicists that Steve is the antithesis of Mike (something to do with the spin on the quark?). You are right to be concerned.

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Post by ROU Killing Time » Wed Jul 08, 2009 7:10 pm

Phenopath wrote:ROU, it is well known amoungst quantum physicists that Steve is the antithesis of Mike (something to do with the spin on the quark?). You are right to be concerned.
In High School I was routinely confused with the other guy that looked a lot like me and was also just as geeky and good in math and science class. He was routinely called by my name.

My name is Steve. His name was Mike.

All those years spent in school together with catatrosphe looming a handshake away.

Too close, too close.

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Post by Phenopath » Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:59 pm

Well IANAQP, but yikes it looks like humanity had a close shave.

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