Thursday, May 12, 2011

Are We Seeing a Real-Life 'Prestige'?

First of all, a massive *SPOILER ALERT* here, because I'm about to ruin the movie "The Prestige," which as loyal readers know is the fifth-best film of the 21st century's first decade.

Anyway, if you've seen the movie, you know that it involves twin brothers going to extreme lengths — including chopping off fingers — to remain identical.

Well, it looks like we have a real-life example of that. There are twin brothers in San Jose involved in a murder case, and one of them is posing as the other to try to beat the homicide rap.

They have similar tattoos on their chest and arms, because apparently they've seen the movie and know what to do. (Perhaps one brother wasn't that into tattoos but had to go along with the plan.) I hope they've also taken pains to grow the same facial hair.

But wait, according to the story, the suspect has a distinctive "N" in the middle of his chest tat. It's giving him away. (Geez, did you learn nothing from Hollywood?)

UPDATE: The good news is, this post lets me revive my "Kooky Schemes Gone Wrong" label.