June 19, 2000 5:12 AM   Subscribe

Because Ben Brown won't answer my e-mails anymore, I've decided to trade him in for a younger, sexier model. Thank the lord for cloning.
posted by Neale (18 comments total)
Yeah, thank the lord for clones. Though -- apparently Cher was involved in the creation of the BenBrown one...
posted by robotgirl at 5:44 AM on June 19, 2000

Ah, but will he hump your leg?
posted by ratbastard at 7:41 AM on June 19, 2000

Clones? A passing fad.
Evil Twins? A perpetual classic.
posted by wendellseviltwin at 9:16 AM on June 19, 2000

No, no, no, that wasn't me doing a gratuitous self-promotional link to my own website, it was my evil twin!
posted by wendell at 9:19 AM on June 19, 2000

Who is Ben Brown?
posted by Zeldman at 2:50 PM on June 19, 2000 [1 favorite]

I don't know.

posted by corpse at 3:50 PM on June 19, 2000

He's the guy humping Don's leg.
posted by Sapphireblue at 4:09 PM on June 19, 2000

Well, I traded Ben Brown for Ben Brown. Of course, I think Ben recently traded me for Brad Graham, so we're pretty much even.
posted by bradlands at 7:21 PM on June 19, 2000

But Ben Brown was Ben Brown before Ben Brown was Ben Brown -- the whole idea with the Ben Brown Clone is that he's younger, hipper, and sexier. While older-Ben might indeed be hipper and sexier than younger-Ben, he's, well, not younger - and the other two aren't guaranteed. If I were you, I'd go for the gold: aim for the eighteen-year-old.
posted by robotgirl at 8:58 PM on June 19, 2000

Well, than, and he's your brother.
posted by Ezrael at 4:35 AM on June 20, 2000

Not that there's anything wrong with that; if my brother was a clone of Ben Brown...well, okay, I'd strangle him in a tub of his own blood. But that's just me! As people will tell you, I'm an antisocial bastard. From what I've read of your brother's site, he's quite entertaining.
posted by Ezrael at 4:38 AM on June 20, 2000

Man, did I actually write that? Note to self; sleep more, post less. I apologize in advance to everyone who feels the need to send me hate mail (I get a lot already, so I might as well) for that boorish and somewhat disturbing statement.
posted by Ezrael at 6:08 AM on June 20, 2000

Aren't we about due for a "Being Ben Brown"-style parody, maybe something featuring the hijinks and metaphysical angst of a startup crew on the 7-1/2th floor of an Austin office building? Wendell? Neale? Anyone?
posted by bradlands at 7:44 AM on June 20, 2000

That one's all yours, Brad, I haven't even gotten around to Seeing John Malkovich... I was thinking of pulling Mike Meyer's "Dieter" script out of the trash and changing the name... Ben DOES have a monkey, right?
posted by wendell at 10:33 AM on June 20, 2000

I can't say for sure, but Ben's the sort of fellow I imagine would be a truly good monkey owner. And they could share big ol' pants. ;-)
posted by bradlands at 12:19 PM on June 20, 2000

No, I have no idea what that means either.
posted by bradlands at 12:20 PM on June 20, 2000

Ben Brown? Feh. Where's Brown Ben now that we need him?
posted by Mr. skullhead at 6:51 PM on June 20, 2000

Aw man, Ezrael, now I feel icky. Ick.
posted by robotgirl at 10:47 PM on June 20, 2000

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