A cartoon of a Petri dish with Colin Powell and Lewis Black inside. By Oddball Times

This week in the Celebrity Clone Lab is comedian Lewis Black. If you don’t know, he’s the clone of retired four-star general and ex-secretary of state Colin Powell!

Colin Powell, if you don’t remember, was the bloke who gave that remarkable presentation to the U.N. in 2003. Colin was confident that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, in fact he stated that he was “absolutely sure”. After killing around half-a-million Iraqis, it turned out that there weren’t any weapons of mass destruction, and Powell has since conceded that there was an “intelligence failure” (probably his own). Hey, if you can misinterpret the pronunciation of your own name, then I guess it’s easy to misinterpret aerial photographs and the objects within them!

Despite his name being spelled “Colin” and even pronounced “Colin” by his parents, Colin began calling himself “Co-Lin” at some point during his childhood. So why does Colin pronounce his first name that way? Well after taking Cocodamol, Codeine and undergoing numerous Colonoscopies in the Bronx laboratory where his DNA was sampled, Colin got used to emphasising the “O” in words beginning with “C” including his forename. But as Morris from the barbershop in Coming To America once said “His mama named him Colin, I’m gonna call him Colin”, and we at Oddball Times urge you to pronounce his name correctly too.

After becoming George W. Bush’s lackey, Colin then put the “Pow” into Powell as he bombed the middle east into oblivion. What was strange was that during the same time, his clone Lewis Black was very critical of the invasion. What all this proves is that clones despite looking completely alike don’t always think alike. Ironically, growing up in conservative Washington D.C. made Lewis a socialist and satirist whereas his progenitor Colin, who grew up in an alleged liberal New York became a warmongering militarist. How completely and utterly fascinating!

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