Thursday, May 28, 2009

Tap into the Taste of Grampatio

A while back, alert reader LVGurl noticed that Gramps looks suspiciously like the Tapatio guy. It is true that the face on the Tapatio bottle looks oddly Scotch-Irish and not at all Hispanic. One of my colleagues saw the resemblance a few years back and gave me a bottle. It now sits proudly on the bookshelf in my office.

Let's start with a couple of comparison photos. The one on the left is Gramps, and the one on the right is Mr. Tapatio in all his glory.

I have decided that the Tapatio people ought to hire me to do some extra PR work for them. I could put on a sombrero and fake moustache, and show up at parties and sporting events. What do you think? I'd rather get the Dos Equis job, but I have no resemblance to The Most Interesting Man in the World and, frankly, I'm not very interesting.

Anyway, here's Gramps as the Tapatio man. I think it could work. They could even rename their product "Grampatio."


Sizzle said...

You really DO look like that guy! Definitely try to market yourself for paid gigs.


Sizzle said...

P.S. Too bad you don't look like a guy on a beer label because think of the sweet rewards on THAT. SCORE.

kcinnova said...

Amazing resemblance.
Um, I'm older than you. I've got the gray hair to prove it!

LVGurl said...

UNCANNY!! Really. The Photoshop version proves it! You even have the same hair!!

I think you need to don the Dirty Sanchez mustache and the sombrero to fully become Grandpatio.

Thank you for solving one of life's great mysteries. Now onto Who Really Shot Kennedy and What Does God Look Like.


Cate Subrosa said...

They totally have to hire you!

g-man said...

Holy cow!! One mustache away from being their "Ronald" :)

Aunt Jackie said...

Pretty close resemblance there and well done! hahaha :)

Tink said...

OMG! That's uncanny. You should sue for royalties!

Janet said...

You know...when I think of "Gramps", I think of someone at least 20 years older than me...and since you appear to be younger than me, I have a hard time thinking of you as Gramps now. I shall think of you as "Hot Sauce Guy" from now on :-)