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#1 dudeone

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 04:06 PM

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Man Finds His Doppelganger in 16th Century Italian Painting

http://abcnews.go.co...alian-painting/


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What started out as a leisurely stroll through the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Nov. 11 with his girlfriend, quickly turned into quite a surreal experience for Max Galuppo, 20, of Bloomsbury, N.J.
Galuppo, a Temple University student, found his doppelganger in a 16th century Italian painting by an unknown artist titled “Portrait of a Nobleman with Dueling Gauntlet.”


“It was really weird. He goes to Temple so we’d been saying for a while we wanted to go to the art museum,” his girlfriend, Nikkie Curtis, told ABCNews.com. “We went into the armor exhibit and he loved the helmets. He was completely oblivious to it, and I walked past it and was like, ‘Do you see this painting right now? It looks just like you.’”

Although Galuppo’s resemblance to the dark haired, huskily built, bearded face seems obvious to the 735 Reddit users who have commented on the photo since Curtis uploaded it to the site late Sunday night, Galuppo, at first, said he failed to recognize the similarity.


“To be honest, I didn’t see it. I didn’t see the resemblance,” Galuppo said. “And then I saw the picture of me next to it, and you can’t deny that.”


The couple had no idea the photo would garner so much attention, but is enjoying the humor people are getting out of it. Galuppo has even been propositioned to pose with the portrait, painted in 1562, again, in full matching attire.


“Someone on on Reddit actually offered to make a costume for it. If we could find a costume, he’d be 110 percent behind that idea. He would definitely do it,” Curtis said.


Once the photo started swirling around the Internet, Galuppo decided he should probably look into the portrait’s history a bit more, which actually proved quite enlightening to him.


“It’s actually funny because I tried to research the painting as much as I could. There’s not a lot of information from it. The area that the painting is from in Italy, that area is actually where my grandparents are from. I might check out Ancestry.com to see if there’s a relationship,” Galuppo said.
The museum acquired the portrait as part of the John G. Johnson collectionin 1917.



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Posted 28 November 2012 - 04:56 PM

If you ever been to the Vatican you will have seen a nice painting of Sylvester Stallone.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:41 PM

Hahaha that's awesome!
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 07:38 PM

:lol: Pretty cool

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:00 PM

dop·pel·gäng·er or dop·pel·gang·er (dPosted ImagepPosted ImagePosted Imagel-gPosted ImagengPosted ImagePosted Imager, -gPosted ImagengPosted Image-)
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A ghostly double of a living person, especially one that haunts its fleshly counterpart.

I don't think doppelganger is the word they're looking for here...

 


#6 nucklehead

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:00 PM

dp

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:20 PM


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Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:06 PM



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Posted 29 November 2012 - 01:32 AM

lol in both cases, these guys are Italian. People of Italian heritage have A LOT of similar traits. Funny how genetics work

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:30 AM

you'd have thought he'd have gotten better looking through the centuries.
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Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:23 AM

^ Nope, looks like you're stuck with your homely mug for eternity.

 


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Posted 29 November 2012 - 08:11 AM

lol in both cases, these guys are Italian. People of Italian heritage have A LOT of similar traits. Funny how genetics work


So you mean with every ethnicity there are "A LOT of similar traits" as well? Funny how that works eh?

The key difference is that Sopel can fill in for Seabrook and Campbell just fine. Bieksa, he is garbage so in that sense he is like the worst defenseman in the league.


When Cody (Hodgson) gets older, he might be better than Datsyuk.


Let's not push this guy (Kassian). He's still immature, and if he fails on the 2nd line it's because he isn't ready. Some guys really need years to develop, it's how well and how fast players adapt to the game. In my opinion, I'd rather have Horvat getting 2nd line minutes. He will start off on the 3rd line next season but I see him making the transition, being a great compliment to whoever plays his wings.

At this point, I don't see Kassian fitting in to any role other than a 3rd. If players like Kassian start getting 2nd line minutes then we just stay inconsistent as a team.


The idiocy on CDC....

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 08:40 AM

Doppelganger is an awesome word
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Posted 29 November 2012 - 01:35 PM

All Italians look the same anyway, can't tell any of them apart.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 01:39 PM

dop·pel·gäng·er or dop·pel·gang·er (dPosted ImagepPosted ImagePosted Imagel-gPosted ImagengPosted ImagePosted Imager, -gPosted ImagengPosted Image-)
n.
A ghostly double of a living person, especially one that haunts its fleshly counterpart.

I don't think doppelganger is the word they're looking for here...


Main Entry: dop·pel·gäng·er
Variant(s): or dop·pel·gang·er \ˈdä-pəl-ˌgaŋ-ər, -ˌgeŋ-, ˌdä-pəl-ˈ\
Function: noun
Etymology: German Doppelgänger, from doppel- double + -gänger goer
Date: 1851
1 : a ghostly counterpart of a living person
2 a : double 2a b : alter ego b c : a person who has the same name as another

http://i.word.com/id...

Edited by Gumballthechewy, 29 November 2012 - 01:42 PM.


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Posted 06 December 2012 - 02:52 AM

reminds me of the giguere lookalike czar nicolas
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