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We never thought we'd see a picture of Martin Luther King looking like a model train enthusiast, but we just have.
In the Mario lookalike stakes, this portly star of pornography is generally considered to be top of the list. As you can see here, Jeremy has gone to the trouble of actually dressing up like his supposed video game double, so we didn't even have to Photoshop on the hat. We don't know if Jeremy had sex with anyone while he was dressed as Mario. We're going to go out on a limb and say that Saddam Hussein in his hey day looks more like Mario than Ron Jeremy.
If he'd never been rumbled from that hiding hole in the ground and subsequently hanged to death, the erstwhile Iraqi prime minister could easily have embarked on a new and lucrative career as Baghdad's most authentic Mario impersonator.
The surrealist painter of floppy clocks sports a characteristically bizarre and seemingly magnetically opposed moustache that displays thrill-seeking levels of extreme verticality. Looks bugger all like Mario, though.
Former hairy-faced star of British TV's farming-based soap opera, Emmerdale. Thoroughbred moustaches of this particular breed are mandatory in West Yorkshire for men over 50.
There's quite clearly more to being a Mario lookalike than just having a moustache on your face. There are many other defining characteristics that must be taken into account. The smile, shape of head and disproportionately large nose all contribute significantly to the overall impression of someone bearing a striking resemblance to Mario. And, despite our extensive research, we've yet to find any real man - living or dead - who actually has a moustache that genuinely looks anything like Mario's.
This article has been written to coincide neatly with the money-raising, hair-growing fun of Movember.
November 5, 2009
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