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Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Good Lord...Is That Owen Wilson? A Very Special 'S.F. Signs of the Apocalypse'

Posted By on Tue, Dec 4, 2007 at 8:53 AM

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By Joe Eskenazi

Truly, this has been the winter of discontent for Owen Wilson. The talented actor and writer's apparent suicide attempt is something we're not going to make jokes about.

On the other hand, given Wilson's very public ordeal, one can't help but undergo a triple-take at the above bus shelter antidrug ad at Geary and Webster:

First take: "Oh, another overbearing antimarijuana ad."

Second take: "Holy crap! That vagrant with the snow in his hair looks just like Owen Wilson!"

Third take: "Man, it's been a rough road for Owen Wilson. Lemme check again to make sure that's not really him."

In fact, let's take a closer look after the jump ...

Here's Owen Wilson:

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Undeniably, Mr. Overbearing Anti-Marijuana Ad bears a striking resemblance to Wilson. Is this the subtle intention of the antidrug lobby? Well, it's unlikely the same folks who thought young people would be scared away from pot by insinuating stoners shoot each other with Daddy's gun would think like that. And besides, if you asked most teenagers if they'd like to be rich, famous movie stars who burn through women like bars go through coasters -- yet have a crippling, potentially deadly sickness -- I think they'd take that deal.

So, in the end, I can only wish the best to Wilson and the fella who looks so much like him. And, who knows? Maybe they'll find happiness yet.

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All Photos Not of Owen Wilson | Joe Eskenazi

Remember, you can contribute photos of unsual S.F.-area signs for "S.F. Signs of the Apocalypse" to me right here.

For Volume One of S.F. Signs of the Apocalypse, click here. For Volume Two, click here.

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Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

Bio:
Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.

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