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2013-05-06 02:51:56 PM

Lochsteppe: Nothing_Happens: One of them missed a memo.

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It could just be flipped around.


You make a good point!  I withdraw my twin, duplicate dressing criticism.
 
2013-05-06 02:56:37 PM

IRQ12: gretzkyscores: As someone dating a twin, I'm getting a kick out of these replies, etc.

Seriously though, other than the fact that they look the same, they're pretty different girls and would never dress the same or do pretty much any of the standard cliche "look at us, we're twins!" attention-whore moves. Funny thing is that they're both pretty popular and know tons of people, so whenever we walk into a bar or restaurant around town, someone will inevitably ask her, "Are you [twin sister's name]?" or "which one are you?" since they recognize her, but aren't 100% sure which one she is.

Must be hard to back away from the "do you think my sister is hot" question.


Heh...I already told her the truth up front: that while her sister is obviously a beautiful girl, I'm not attracted to her. And no, I didn't just say that to cover my own ass - her sister is more of a bohemian hippie girl which just doesn't do much for me. She's really cool and we get along great, but she's just not my type. Seems weird, I realize, but that's the truth. *shrug*

Also, I should also have added to my original post that I bet I could prove my point about their popularity by posting a pic of my GF - I would bet that someone here on Fark that also lives around the Madison, WI area would know her (or her twin). Hell, someone here would probably know them just by the city and that description alone, and wouldn't need a pic.
 
2013-05-06 03:24:47 PM
Girl Pants:

At least they're not doing that passive-aggressive thing of dressing and acting the same and then getting mad all the time when people somehow can't tell them apart.

When I lived in Baltimore about 20 years ago there were these pretty identical curly-haired twins you'd see around at the Mt. Royal Taven, the Club Charles, etc. I got to know them very slightly (dammit), just well enough to tell them apart by their body language and their demeanor and get a mad crush on The Sweet One. (The Mean One never gave me the time of day, literally; I could tell her right off by that glare.)

They didn't often go around looking identical but sometimes they'd get all done up and go out together, but when they did... The last time I saw them was one night I got on the bus, paid my fair, turned to find a seat and there they were, in the second row facing front, doubly gorgeous. Looking right at me. I was stunned, totally farking gobsmacked: my knees got weak and I almost fainted. It would have been quite enough to see one of them looking like that but this was like being suckerpunched with two fists. It was impossible to hide it too, you could have read me from across the street. I'm lucky the bus was mostly empty, having 20 strangers laugh at me would have been TOO much.

What made it worse was they were both smirking at me in an unkind way. Ms. Biatch was doing her usual derision, that's easy to take (as my history here should show), but the other was flat-out gloating. Obviously. You know that laugh? That hurt like hell: if I had an OFF button I'd have smacked it as hard as I can right then & there. I'm still not sure how I made it home.

Whether I deserved that cruelty or not is hard to say. I can say that getting to know her a couple years before this night came right in the middle of one of my worst, most energetic and humiliating psychotic episodes, so she could have been alienated and annoyed by any of the dozens of crazy stupid things I might say or do when I'm like that. It's hard to blame her for anything except permanently flat-out denying me any chance to redeem myself.

If they'd tried harder to make it hard for me to tell them apart that night it would have been better for me. Being cut by haughty biatches is easy to shrug off, even two of 'em at once. But when one of the sweetest people you've ever met treats you like that...

I'm glad memories like this don't happen every day or my tolerance would be so high I'd have a hard time drinking myself unconscious. All I can say, in the extremely unlikely event she ever reads this, is this: Whatever I said or did I'm still sorry. 22 years later.

Now it's time to go lie down before I pass out. In the two hours or so it's taken to type this with one inebriated finger a half a fifth of bourbon has somehow disappeared. How fitting that the hangover I'm going to get might be a double expiation. I hope.

I also hope I die long before it seems necessary to do anything like this again. I really am getting too old for this shiat.


P.S. The rest of you Farkers, please excuse me for not hunting up a "witty" jpeg quoting some Hollywood blockbuster. Maybe there'd be something appropriate in a still from The Sound Of Music?
 
2013-05-06 03:34:39 PM
Yeeeeesh............that should be a img1.fark.net contest.
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2013-05-06 03:40:10 PM

Ed Grubermann: Gordon Bennett: Is it more or less creepy if they're identical cousins?

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Less.


whatever happened to those girls?
they seemed to have such a bright future in acting.
 
2013-05-06 03:42:37 PM
Eh, would have been hot 40 years ago.  Now these are some hot twins that can be had for the low low price of 70 Euro.  Extra if you want them to spank you.

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2013-05-06 04:01:24 PM

Pumpernickel bread: Eh, would have been hot 40 years ago.  Now these are some hot twins that can be had for the low low price of 70 Euro.  Extra if you want them to spank you.

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I just saw that documentary "Meet The Fokkens".  It was actually pretty cute, kind of illuminating that the one gal still got work, it wasn't clear exactly how much work she got with the power of editing but she still got work god bless her.
 
2013-05-06 04:12:31 PM

aevorea: Sharksfan: We have twin girls.

For many reasons relating to their own self esteem and identity I am glad they are not identical.  Other than being born within seconds of each other they are very different.

Their ability to trash the house in under 5 minutes however is shared.  And legendary.

I'm waiting for my ultrasound to see if one or two are floating around inside me (twins run in both our families). It better be one.   If it is two, then I hope they're fraternal twins. Otherwise, until their personalities are apparent, I'd be terrified that I had switched them and started calling Twin B by Twin A's name.


You could tie a string around the leg of the first one out
/and name them Jacob and Esau, of course.
 
2013-05-06 04:14:36 PM
San Francisco, for many years, was graced by the Brown twins. One of them passed away recently. There was nothing creepy about them and the French ladies in the article are adorable.

I have long envied the Brown twins for their close and loving sisterhood. I love my sister, but if I had to live with her, I'd go crazy. Plus she dresses like a Talbot's model and I dress like Leonard Hofstader.
 
2013-05-06 04:34:37 PM

Mikeyworld: They really ain't that much more work than just one.


As an "expert" on twins - since I have them - I have to disagree.

With one you have some sleepless nights, etc.

With two every night is that way.  And that's when they are healthy.  We didn't coddle them either - plenty of times they cried themselves to sleep because we were at the point of exhaustion and all of their needs had been met.

I do miss accidental baby naps though.  I'd park myself in a recliner to hold one or the other as infants and crash with them for 20 minutes.

I DON'T miss being so tired that I tried to put the folded towels in teh fridge, or wonder if I should be driving because I was so out of it.

They are toddlers now though and they have a built in playmate.  That part is pretty cool.  They're just shy of two and picking up more words every day.  We've been done with bottles for a while.  Once they are out of diapers it's going to be pretty awesome.

You haven't lived until you have twins with tummy problems and you start the day with a full case of diapers only to realize that going to the store by the end of the day might be a necessity....
 
2013-05-06 04:38:25 PM

Sharksfan: Mikeyworld: They really ain't that much more work than just one.

As an "expert" on twins - since I have them - I have to disagree.

With one you have some sleepless nights, etc.

With two every night is that way.  And that's when they are healthy.  We didn't coddle them either - plenty of times they cried themselves to sleep because we were at the point of exhaustion and all of their needs had been met.

I do miss accidental baby naps though.  I'd park myself in a recliner to hold one or the other as infants and crash with them for 20 minutes.

I DON'T miss being so tired that I tried to put the folded towels in teh fridge, or wonder if I should be driving because I was so out of it.

They are toddlers now though and they have a built in playmate.  That part is pretty cool.  They're just shy of two and picking up more words every day.  We've been done with bottles for a while.  Once they are out of diapers it's going to be pretty awesome.

You haven't lived until you have twins with tummy problems and you start the day with a full case of diapers only to realize that going to the store by the end of the day might be a necessity....


Pretty much all of this. With one, you can switch off with your spouse. When there's two, everybody's up. I didn't sleep 8 hours straight for over a year.
 
2013-05-06 04:53:15 PM
Just google the "Milton Twins" and watch a couple of those videos.  NSFW, so you have been warned!
They are kind of lame, but I'm sure there's some farkers out there that get off on that kind of stuff.
 
2013-05-06 04:59:56 PM
In terrific shape considering they are around 60+
 
2013-05-06 05:02:21 PM

SuperChuck: Sharksfan: Mikeyworld: They really ain't that much more work than just one.

As an "expert" on twins - since I have them - I have to disagree.

With one you have some sleepless nights, etc.

With two every night is that way.  And that's when they are healthy.  We didn't coddle them either - plenty of times they cried themselves to sleep because we were at the point of exhaustion and all of their needs had been met.

I do miss accidental baby naps though.  I'd park myself in a recliner to hold one or the other as infants and crash with them for 20 minutes.

I DON'T miss being so tired that I tried to put the folded towels in teh fridge, or wonder if I should be driving because I was so out of it.

They are toddlers now though and they have a built in playmate.  That part is pretty cool.  They're just shy of two and picking up more words every day.  We've been done with bottles for a while.  Once they are out of diapers it's going to be pretty awesome.

You haven't lived until you have twins with tummy problems and you start the day with a full case of diapers only to realize that going to the store by the end of the day might be a necessity....

Pretty much all of this. With one, you can switch off with your spouse. When there's two, everybody's up. I didn't sleep 8 hours straight for over a year.


Yes, there are sleepless nights, but not any more than with one. I had plenty of nights where I got up, put one on her chest, and napped until the other one woke. ALL babies have tummy problems and diarrhea, along with colds and such, it's how they develop their immunities. With twins, it was usually both of them together, and ya treated both at the same time, thus it was less work than, say two at different times. There wasn't 'going to the store' back in the mid-70s, You washed dirty diapers, or paid dearly to have them washed. We lived thru wifey's c-section getting infected, daughter having a bowel obstruction, son getting chemical pneumonia from paint thinner (my stupid-ass fault: I didn't pick-up the bucket right away, and he got the screen door open), and all those kinds of things. But the two were easier to handle than my buddies three consecutive ones.
 
2013-05-06 05:16:50 PM
I don't know about you, but I've got a hankering for some DoubleMint gum!
 
2013-05-06 06:06:26 PM

brap: I find them quiet elegant.  And their hair in the Vespa shot is awesome, like they are Irish Ronettes.


I agree. They've got a great sense of style and, rather than creepy, I think they have a charmingly surreal quality about them. They're the kind of neighbors that give a community some character.
 
2013-05-06 06:34:36 PM
Twins Basil.
 
2013-05-06 06:56:18 PM
I have a FOAF who is an mirror identical twin of her sister. Their organs are even flip flopped.

They are two of the chattiest long winded omfg would you just shut the fark up pair who are not even remotely hot.at.all. Like the near opposite of Hot. Nice ladies, but OMFG the talking could be used as a torture device at Gitmo.
 
2013-05-06 07:51:31 PM
no pics of the milton twins?
 
2013-05-06 07:52:46 PM

shiate: no pics of the milton twins?


I was sure some farker would.  I couldn't do it earlier when I mentioned it.
 
2013-05-06 08:09:29 PM
i172.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-06 09:51:45 PM
There's a strip of Union Street in San Francisco that has a bunch of bars and restaurants . Back in the 80s, a pair of twins from the Midwest moved to town, big strapping farmboys.  One got a job bartending at the Bus Stop, on the corner of Union and Laguna, the other was bartending at the Blue Light, down about half a block.

One night, some drunk staggered in to the bar (the Bus Stop), twin number 1 tells him something to the effect that he's too drunk, they aren't serving him.

The twin then called his brother, figuring the drunk would wander down there to the next bar.  Sure enough, the drunk walks in to the Blue Light.  Not sure what twin #2 said to him, but I'm told the drunk's response was, "how many places do you work?"
 
2013-05-06 11:03:37 PM
These 2 women need to be written into a Dr Who Episode.
 
2013-05-06 11:42:11 PM
 
2013-05-06 11:58:20 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-07 01:14:48 AM
In Burnaby, which is a suburb of Vancouver, most famous for it's huge mall (Metrotown) there live a pair of (seemingly) Latino twin midgets. They both have long black hair and they dress all thugged out, one in pink and one in blue, like baggy jeans, and a pink or blue t-shirt and pink or blue bandanna/"do-rag". Weirds me right out.
 
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