To anyone left wondering...
...this is indeed a picture of the late John Candy.
I've shared pictures here before -- to a very limited audience -- but eventually thought better of it. I value my privacy and, w/ sites like TinEye out there, you can never be too careful.
If I can manage to find a decent (and recent) pic of me at some point I may post it, assuming of course that Mrs. Gus -- or Mama Gus -- hasn't already posted it on Facebook.
Anyway, someone once asked me why I chose "GusPolinski" as my identity here, and I responded w/ something like...
"I kind of identify with him. He's an affable, well-meaning -- and yet sort of awkward -- fat guy."
That's pretty much me in a nutshell.
Plus I'd visited family in North Carolina over the Thanksgiving holiday a couple of months before landing here and all my cousin's kids wanted to watch -- over and over and over -- was "Home Alone". (The scene w/ JC and Catherine O'Hara in the airport has a very subtle hilarity to it, IMO.)
I'm also similar in overall stature to JC. And I might look a little
him at times, but my younger brother looks way more like him than I do. And he looks a lot like me.
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