Hollywood and science

Ho hum:

Colombia Pictures\’ summary of the cinematic train-wreck explains: \”Jack Sadelstein (Adam Sandler) is a successful advertising executive in Los Angeles with a beautiful wife (Katie Holmes) and kids, who dreads one event each year: the Thanksgiving visit of his identical twin sister Jill (also Adam Sandler). Jill\’s neediness and passive-aggressiveness is maddening to Jack, turning his normally tranquil life upside down.\”

Identical twins will by necessity be of the same sex. Different sex twins will be fraternal twins and don\’t need to look alike.


11 thoughts on “Hollywood and science”

  1. I believe it could be explained by the following piece of doggerel…

    Jack and Jill went up the hill
    So Jack could see Jill’s fanny
    Jack got a shock
    And a mouthful of cock
    Because Jill’s a pre-op tranny.

  2. It’s a little known fact that in America, a “Jack And Jill” is a kind of party in which women watch men masturbate.

    Over here, we call it The Liberal Democrats.

  3. Ian B: I’m going to have to call bullshit on that. The Liberal Democrats don’t have any men.

  4. @Ken, don’t see any possibility of having monozygotic twins identical in every respect except sex there (Gibert’s Developmental Biology takes me back a few years) – rather some obscure ways of having nonidentical monozygotic twins. They’d be as different in all characteristics (including sex) as normal siblings.

    Incidentally, when hollywood mangles up science and technology (as it inevitably does) I find the extent to which I’m happy to overlook it is a good indication of how much I am enjoying the film.

  5. So Much For Subtlety

    I think the more important question for scientists to work on is why Adam Sandler has a career in film at all. He comes across as a deeply unfunny, whiny, petulant, crassly selfish man-child who despite being a vile human being needs everyone to love him.

    It is enough to make you believe in vast Zionist Conspiracies or something. Either that or the film viewing public is too stupid to be allowed to vote. Possibly both.

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