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A blog about all things cool and nerdy.

I’m swiping the Swipe File column idea from Rich Johnston’s site Bleeding Cool, as well as his excellent disclaimer.

Anyone else think Jaden Smith’s character from The Karate Kid remake looks a bit like Riley Freeman from TV’s “The Boondocks”? Hit the jump to see a side-by-side comparison.

In Swipe File we present two or more images that resemble each other to some degree. They may be homages, parodies, ironic appropriations, coincidences or works of the lightbox. We trust you, the reader, to make that judgment yourself. If you are unable to do so, please return your eyes to their maker before any further damage is done. The Swipe File doesn’t judge, it’s interested more in the process of creation, how work influences other work, how new work comes from old, and sometimes how the same ideas emerge simultaneously, as if their time has just come. The Swipe File was named after the advertising industry habit where writers and artist collect images and lines they admire to inspire them in their work. It was swiped from the Comic Journal who originally ran this column, as well as the now defunct Swipe Of The Week website, as well as Rich Johnston’s site Bleeding Cool.


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