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Postby skullturfq » Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:04 am

Actors Gary Coleman and Gary Cole, man!
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Postby skullturfq » Tue Aug 26, 2008 5:06 pm

Ken Jennings wrote:DR DRE and DR DREW.


WARREN G and WARREN G. HARDING
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Postby geniusonwheels » Tue Aug 26, 2008 5:12 pm

Athletes Keyshawn Johnson and Shawn Johnson
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Postby Ken Jennings » Sat Sep 20, 2008 2:11 pm

Just noticed another one of these at a bookstore last night: bestselling author STEVE MARTIN and bestselling author STEVE MARTINI.
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Postby rockgolf » Sat Sep 20, 2008 6:55 pm

And in a variation of the theme THE BEATLES and THE BEAT.

Yeah, I know there was a puzzle about this recently, but I was too lazy to find a picture of The Beat.
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Postby Trip » Sun Sep 21, 2008 8:13 am

Character actor BRENDAN GLEESON and director ANG LEE.
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Postby Ken Jennings » Sun Sep 21, 2008 8:15 am

Wow, that one's a thing of beauty.
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Postby skullturfq » Sun Sep 21, 2008 11:45 am

That is indeed a good one, Trip; that might be impossible to improve upon.

Here's one I thought of today:

Pop music personality DJ AM and actor EDWARD JAMES OLMOS.
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Postby Bill » Sun Sep 21, 2008 1:02 pm

How about rapper WILL.I.AM and ninth President of the United states WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON
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Postby bwouns » Mon Sep 22, 2008 1:17 pm

I thought I had one of these while watching the Emmys last night until I found out that John Hamm from Mad Men is actually Jon Hamm, while the record producer is John Hammond.
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Postby marpocky » Mon Sep 22, 2008 3:52 pm

bwouns wrote:I thought I had one of these while watching the Emmys last night until I found out that John Hamm from Mad Men is actually Jon Hamm, while the record producer is John Hammond.


Unfortunately, I think the Jurassic Park character is also John Hammond.
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Postby Trip » Tue Sep 23, 2008 2:14 pm

JOHN SUNUNU is such a fan of U NU that he contains him twice!
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Postby bwouns » Tue Sep 23, 2008 2:57 pm

This one's weak but...

One might address something to Nicolette Sheridan.

Or we could call it a different category, "Celebrity name overlaps" or something like that.
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Postby Neel Mehta » Tue Sep 23, 2008 4:49 pm

bwouns wrote:This one's weak but...

One might address something to Nicolette Sheridan.

Or we could call it a different category, "Celebrity name overlaps" or something like that.


Actually, it's Nicollette Sheridan. Fortunately, it's also Toni Collette.

Maybe tack on Talisa Soto to the front, and you have a pair of actresses with an actress in between. Not bad. Can anyone come up with an actor counterpart?
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Postby ArtVark » Tue Sep 23, 2008 7:02 pm

Neel Mehta wrote:
bwouns wrote:This one's weak but...

One might address something to Nicolette Sheridan.

Or we could call it a different category, "Celebrity name overlaps" or something like that.


Actually, it's Nicollette Sheridan. Fortunately, it's also Toni Collette.



So how about Nicollette Sheridan and Nico?
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Postby frogman042 » Wed Sep 24, 2008 2:36 pm

Did Rip Torn ever have to visit Rip Taylor for a quick fix?

---Jay (note exactly but close enough to the puzzle's theme - for me at least)
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Postby bwouns » Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:16 am

Nazi war criminal Joachim Peiper.
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Postby Ken Jennings » Mon Sep 29, 2008 10:06 am

frogman042 wrote:Did Rip Torn ever have to visit Rip Taylor for a quick fix?

---Jay (note exactly but close enough to the puzzle's theme - for me at least)


They are truly the modern-day equivalent of Euripides and Eumenides.
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Postby skullturfq » Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:33 am

Resurrecting this old thread to point out that singers STING and JUSTIN GUARINI qualify.
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Re: Celebrity name subsets

Postby grodney » Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:34 am

skullturfq wrote:Are there other good^H^H^H^H examples? I'd find it particularly amusing if there are any where the names are etymologically unrelated, like CHAN/CHANDLER or LI/LIEBMAN.


Jim Rome and the family-run construction company Jimenez Romero: http://www.jimenezromero.com/
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Postby grodney » Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:03 am

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Na_(tennis)

I can't ever figure out the whole last-name first-name thing, so I'll pair her with:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisa_Nakamura
or
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_Lieberman

Or, you can embed her name in something like coLIN Angus: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colin_Angus_(musician)
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Postby marpocky » Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:05 am

grodney wrote:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Na_(tennis)

I can't ever figure out the whole last-name first-name thing, so I'll pair her with:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisa_Nakamura
or
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_Lieberman

Or, you can embed her name in something like coLIN Angus: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colin_Angus_(musician)


Li is her family name, so Nancy Lieberman would be more appropriate.
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Postby jbenz » Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:25 am

I tried to find this thread last fall with no luck. I had forgotten that the subsets were both first AND last names. Well, going with just last names:

ELI MANNING has thrown a lot of touchdown passes to MARIO MANNINGHAM over the past few years.
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Postby porpoise spit » Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:50 am

If only Nadal's first name were Rafaeli, then we'd have RafaeLI NAdal.
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Postby ArtVark » Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:00 pm

If middle names are allowed there is: CoLIN Andrew Firth
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