Sunday, July 24, 2005

Confession in Ernest...




This weekend marked the 25th annual Ernest Hemingway look-alike contest at Sloppy Joe's in Key West, FL. A mailman named Bob Doughty, 61 of Deerfield Beach, FL won the contest, he's pictured at left.

Ironically, Richard Hemingway, the 4th son of Ernest, entered the contest last year and didn't even make the finals.








About 10 years ago, I vacationed in Key West and it just happened to coincide with the Ernest Hemingway look-alike contest. I decided to enter, under the mistaken impression it was the Ernest BORGNINE look-alike contest.

This is an actual picture of me directly prior to taking the stage, as I learned I was dressed as the wrong Ernest.

The rest of the week felt like a big Santa Claus impersonator's summer vacation. Jolly looking, bearded guys walking around in speedos. Whoops, gotta go hurl at the memory.


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12 comments:

Rob Seifert said...

Ah but what an ernestly striking Ernest Borgnine you made!

RCS

OldHorsetailSnake said...

YOU LIE!! But you lie funny, Ern.

lilly05 said...

Thanks for the empathy Dave. Love reading your posts.....you're a very funny guy.

Lee Ann said...

Oh well, that was an "earnest" mistake! :)

Chris Cope said...

That Ernest Borgnine picture looks as if he was originally cast ast the part of the Emperor in "Return of the Jedi."

The Other Half said...

how handsome you are in that picture! wanna go out sometime ;-)~

Dave Morris said...

Robert, er... thanks?

Hoss, you think I'd yank your chain about a Borgnine look-alike? ;-)

Lilly, aw shucks. I normally have to pay people to say that.

Lee Ann, are you being frank with me?

Chris, are you implying that the picture is not really me? If that were the case, Wendi wouldn't really want to go out with me.. so you just shut your pie hole.

Wendi, don't listen to Chris, he knows not what he says.

Amandarama said...

How did Ernest Hemingway get a hold of my mother's cat?

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

I read The Sun Also Rises last summer. Boring.

Raehan said...

Hoss, if the story isn't true don't tell me. I want to believe that story is true. It made my day.

Weary Hag said...

Hey, how come you never paid ME when I said you were funny. Hm. Musta been the accent.

We're all look alikes, aren't we? While bartending many years ago, these three men insisted I was a dead-ringer (no crude jokes please) for a young Lee Remmick. I had to go home and rent The Omen again just to see if I'd been insulted. The next night I went into work and bought them all shots.

Kerouaced said...

Damn, your luck. Although I don't think you would have won the Ernest Borgnine contest...