The Answer

Che Guevara and Michael Jackson

No, it’s not the response to a challenge to name two people you’d never think had anything in common.¬† It’s the answer to this question:

Who tall are you?

That, in turn, is not a question from a three-year-old (akin to the canonical, “How high is up?”). No, it’s the title of a wall plaque in a fabulous Tex-Mex and seafood restaurant (somewhere) along Interstate 10.

Turns out I’m the same height as Che Guevara and Michael Jackson.

Imagine the fun the creators/perpetrators had, choosing the pairings.

The Penguin and Mother Teresa.

Madonna and Gandhi.

Ewok and Wile E. Coyote.

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bill Murray.

Heisenberg and Taylor Swift.

Darth Vader and LeBron James.

Nelson Mandela and Quentin Tarantino.

There are so many ways to find fun connections in a world that needs them badly.

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12 Responses to The Answer

  1. Jim Taylor says:

    I still haven’t figured out how tall I am in centimetres, let alone in famous people!

    Jim T

  2. I didn’t know Michael Jackson was that tall.

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Judith – I know, right? He was slender (is that the right word to apply to a man?) and maybe that made him look shorter, too. Smaller overall, as it were.

  3. Tom Watson says:

    Who tall am I? A little taller than…who’s that other guy? You know…my doppelganger.

  4. Ken from Kenora says:

    and for the important question. How high’s the water Mama? Once it takes The Penguin, swim for your life.

  5. Mary Gibson says:

    Hmmm. Trying to pick my famous duo based on how high up on YOU I come. Maybe, Reese Witherspoon and Lady Gaga? I had no idea Lady Gaga was short!

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Mary – Pretty close. Google tells me that Reese Witherspoon is 1.56m or 5ft 1.4 inches.

  6. barbara carlson says:

    But who tall were you at your highest height?
    (I’ve lost an inch in height and am now at my fantasy height — woo-hoo!!)

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