Triggered by a photo posted at American Digest*: How are we to explain the apparent resemblance between Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, of the original Grateful Dead, and Our Working Boy, the grandiosely fictional Ignatius J. Reilly?
Elsewhere, by a handy coincidence, Brian Micklethwaite is suggesting similar connections between Michelangelo's David and young Frodo Baggins.
[* The photo of Pigpen seems now to have vanished from the American Digest site -- replaced by a nice shot of the Wright Brothers -- so I've linked to its original source.]
UPDATE: Oh ho! The Pigpen picture is back at American Digest, right here.
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