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Saturday, February 28, 2009

To discuss fake Andy Shaw of the month: This one's kind of famous

Last day of February means last chance for my fake Andy Shaw of the month.
This one comes courtesy of several of you who have suggested this guy: ABC 7-Chicago political reporter Andy Shaw.

This Andy Shaw and I share many traits:
  • He just finished an illustrious reporting career. I am just starting an illadvisedustrious reporting career.
  • He used to write about education, I currently write about education.
  • He was born and raised in Chicago, I have seen the musical "Chicago."
  • He enjoys crossword puzzles, I think crossword puzzles are puzzling.
  • His story coverage has taken him to Mexico, Canada, England, Ireland and Cuba. I have watched the Olympics in which all those countries competed. Also, I have been to Taco Bell, watched hockey, listened to Radiohead, drank Shamrock Shakes* and admired Fidel Castro's beard. So, again: similar.
  • When you Google "Andy Shaw," he is the first name that pops up. I come up by page 3, but only because I write about other Andy Shaw's. I consider this a moral victory.
  • This fake Andy Shaw was semi-forced into retirement. Soon, I'll be semi-forced into unpaid vacation...**
* My beaming face after drinking McDonald's Shamrock Shakes, not Helen of Troy's, is the face that launched a thousand ships. True story.
** ... News at 11. Well, actually, Monday or Tuesday I'll update you. I just like saying "News at 11."

10 comments:

Herding Cats said...

You write about education? Awesome.

*~Dani~* said...

You want to hear something sad? I have never had a Shamrock Shake. They always make their appearance around Lent when I inevitably give up sweets. It's a conspiracy I tell you!

Heather said...

Wow, the similarities are endless. :)

Little Ms Blogger said...

Wait..isn't a trip to Taco Bell the same as a trip to Mexico?

TB =authentic Mexican food....

lbluca77 said...

A shamrock shake sounds so good right about now. I don't think i have ever had one.

Amy xxoo said...

" He enjoys crossword puzzles, I think crossword puzzles are puzzling."

So do I, Andy - but isnt that the point ? Also, you should totally be on page 1 of an Andy Shaw Google search.... you rock much!

( When do i get paid for that comment ? )

Jenners said...

Someday you will be the #1 Andy Shaw...just keep on doing this and someday you'll take over!

And this guy kind of looks like Jon Stewart might when he gets older!

Wilwarin said...

when i read this i was thinking
"these are like the same person(except you're obviously better)"
the similarities are so... similar

Thomas said...

You're pretty much the same person. Maybe you are the same person.

amindinmotown said...

You also both have a beautiful head of hair.

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