Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Odd Couples



Oh odd couples -- they sure are fun to look at and wonder about.

I have been part and odd couple more than once. Perhaps not quite as extreme or as interesting as some of the lovely couples above, but close. Several years ago I had a boyfriend that was 11 years my senior. Make of that what you will, and we sure got lots of puzzled looks (and/or knowing looks) from others.

And you? If you are in a relationship, do you think people look at you and your significant other like you are an odd couple? Or a brother-sister couple? Beauty and the beast? Or???


78 comments:

...love Maegan said...

ahahahah ...so true. so so true. I had one relationship that I may have thought that about ...he was older...but that's it.

Melanie's Randomness said...

Love is definitely blind. One of my exes we both had brown hair, both honey colored eyes, & we were both Italian & German. People thought we were brother & sister. It drove me a lil nuts. lol!

Rita/Fighting Off Frumpy said...

Is that seriously Richard Ramirez, the Night Stalker?

ROFL!

*ahem*

Morgan said...

no odd couple pairings for me. but loved your list! Man - there are a lot of them out there!

Laura Trevey said...

This is definitely my Favorite post of the day!! Awesome!!!!

Anyone paired with Mickey Rourke would be an ODD couple!
xoxo

ticklishfromadistance said...

Hmmmmm......probably brother and sister. If you came home with us though the odd might start peeking through! Hahahahahahaha!

Iva said...

HAHAHHHAHAH!!! you are a genius. I think I'm going to make this a standard line in each comment I leave for you. GENIUS!!!

this is highly awesome!! This comment has the potential to be the longest in history ...however, I will contain myself. HILARIOUS!!

I could possibly be an odd couple, and maybe for a few reasons, I guess it just depends on who is looking at us. I'm 5'9'' and the Mr. is 6'7''{although with heels I near him pretty well LOL LOL} , I'm white, he's black, I'm 8 months older hehehe. I LOVE IT!! my parents are an odd couple too, my dad is 70 and my mom is almost 55.

ok. I have to stop commenting so I can go back and look at these couples!! hehe ;) Happy Wednesday. I bow down to you ;)

Laura @ EdenRose said...

woah, some of those couples do look odd!! Is it me or do donald trump and his wife look scarily alike?! (poor woman)
And this may sound odd but iv got a bit of a thing for JLo's husband *cringe* is that weird??

5thsister said...

You wanna know what's sad (or good, depending upon your perspective)? I don't know half those pairings.

me melodia said...

omg.
Mary Kay Letourneau.

nuff said.

Oh and yes Laura, "having a thing for JLo's Husband" is weird. Weird and gross but you probably must know that.

Tia said...

What the fuck? Edward Norton & Courtney Love?? I never knew!! How did I miss that one???
Im not sure if Im in an odd couple or not...
He is 4 years older. Im black and italian mixed, he's white. We are literally the exact same height.

Have an awesome wednesday, thanks for the laugh!!

bananas. said...

Uhhh...who's the creepster in the old scanned picture towards the end. He scares me. Oh and brittany murphy's tubby hubby is a total creepazoid. Yea odd couples are well odd but they're something to point and laugh at. Lucky for dave and me...people think we look good together.

sarah said...

i love odd couples!

i think if i lived back in my hole-in-the-wall hometown, people would see my boyfriend and i as an odd couple, simply because we're a biracial couple and where i come from that's kind of rare. my last boyfriend was from texas, was 6'4" and white as a sheet and, well... i'm 5'5" and puertorican. so you can imagine the looks (and verbalized opinions) we got when i flew down to the lone star state to meet his family. ahem. fun times.

Kirsty said...

To be fair to Billy Joel, he didn't always look like a middle aged grocer from the Bronx. (No offence to any reading middle-aged Bronx grocers).

Bathwater said...

Courtney Cox and David aren't really that odd are they? When Tink and I are out we look like an odd pair I suppose I never think about it since we aren't together.

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

I think people wonder why I am doing with a dwarf oops little person.

Savvy Gal said...

People have an expectation of what your partner should look like. I think as long as you two are happy then who cares.

Char said...

sooooo....billy corrigan is definitely attracted to the fluffier side of life huh?

i dated a guy that was 20 years my junior once...it was fun (though interesting) and all good, until he told me that his mom was only 3 years older than me. OUCH. we broke up the next week.

TERI REES WANG said...

Everyone of a Couple is and odd Pair.

I see each as individuals and find it odd to accommodate their so called other have into view.

I have had more people on the street over the years, ask for my autograph for no other reason than the think the big Kahuna following a few steps behind, must be nothing more than my body guard. Folks see what they want and read what suits their own twisted view.

May you find your way to be the best part of your own odd couple! ;P

Diane said...

i tried to date a guy that was shorter than me once. that was pretty odd.

Carlotta said...

gosh jessica & billy are very weird!!

sealaura said...

haha you sure did your research on these odd couples. I can't believe Richard Ramirez is part of an odd couple. I remember being scared of him as a young girl. oh and mary kay letouruneau WOW I wonder how they are doing.

I think B and I are pretty easy on the eyes HAHAHA. But I guess some might wonder what an all american boy is doing with a latina.

I expereinced more stares with my ex when I lived in Indiana and that was annoying. He was a white boy too.

Fun collage, a little creepy but I have to say suddenly the Donald looks normal, but I think that's it. Still wondering what Jessica Simpson is doing with her new guy.

Down and Out Chic said...

is katie holmes really that much taller then tom cruise??? crazy.
i once dated a guy that was almost 20 years my senior (gawd, what was i thinking?)
it was weird.

♥Aubrey said...

There are a few couples in that mix that i absolutely adore....
- Michael & Catherine
- Calista & Harrison
- Demi & Ashton

Now...for the rest...ODD!!!

Ela said...

Is it weird that I don't remember at all the Ed Norton/Courtney Love thing?
The hubs mentions me a bit at work but whenever I meet I his co-workers they always look stunned to see that I'm Asian/Filipino...likewise, people often assume I'm married to an Asian dude...heck no...I mean, no I'm not.

Annie said...

those are all strange combos.
i like to think my fiance and i make a "normal" couple ;)
he is 5 years older than me and a foot taller...not like that matters though :)

Alina said...

Wow...I never realized it is always disconcerting to look at all there weirdo couples. Makes me think twice about my own dating habits.

Kellie said...

Some of those puzzle the hell out of me. I can't think of an odd couple relationship that I've ever been in. Everyone I've ever dated has always bee 2-3 years +/- my age and nothing really strange about them... I'm boring!

Cheryl said...

Those are some really funny (and scary) photographs. The Michael Jackson ones alone...yikes!

I will probably end up as one half of an odd couple, being such a shorty (barely five feet). I like tall guys!

Jenni said...

HaHa - I forgot about so manf of these couples. You've got that dang right that they are odd. But they do say love is blind, eh? It has to be in these cases! ;)

Caroline said...

Ohhhh...deliciously disgusting! I have been part of an odd couple...a think I might be now. But it's works for me :)

Brown Girl said...

I don't think M and I are that odd. Except for me being brown and him being not brown. Ha.

The Haute-Shopper said...

How many people has Billy Corgan dated??? Why would anyone date him?

Anyway, I was part of an odd couple once too. The guy was also way older than me... shorter than me... and had wild curly hair (he was a bit of a hippie beach dude... and a complete douche). Yeah, that didn't work out. I am now part of a good-looking normal couple I'd like to think ;-)

K.Line said...

Wow, you managed to find a lot of these couples! Everyone says my husband and I look like siblings. Which is totally creepy.

Heather said...

Oh the things some people will touch for money...

Liz said...

Hahah Dennis Rodman and Carmen Electra. I forgot about them.

My boyfriend and I look like an odd couple when he comes to have lunch with me on my break. I work in politics so I'm always super dressed up and he works from home so he's always in jeans and vans. We get weird looks walking to a nearby restaurant holding hand at those times haha.

Farah said...

omg...so much oddness...so much to say...brain exploding...!!!

brittany said...

totally creepy. the mj and his lady of the moment pics are so eerie. also tila tequila...don't even get me started.

Pretty Little World said...

The only couple out of that bunch that seems a smidge normal to me is Calista Flockheart and Harrison Ford -- they just always look so gosh darn cute together!

Monique-aka-Surferwife23 said...

Flavor Flav and anyone is an odd couple.

Renee said...

har har I laughed when you said brother and sister couple, so gross.

xoxox

Miss Absinthe said...

wow, the Nightstalker!!! I remember being scared as a kid when he was running around doing his horrible deeds... you definitely get points for obscure!!!

And Michael Jackson, he makes any couple odd... lol

Enjoy the rain today!!!

Brooke said...

Hahahaha...These are great. I might be part of an odd couple too: 5'10" to 6'9", American and most definitely NOT American. :)

Mrsblogalot said...

Oh yes, I've been stared at many a time in the past! Did I mention many?

But I am just as guilty, I cannot stop looking at these pictures!!!

Simply Mel said...

My dad is quite young, and whenever we are together, many people assume he is just having lunch or dinner with his young girlfriend! We get some really weird looks...ha!

anotherfishinthesea said...

Once I did have a girl tell me she thought my brother was hot, but he was my boyfriend, not my brother. sweet. and these pictures are hilarious!

Sixpence and a Blue Moon said...

I guess there is no explaining love, huh?

xoxo

Heather Taylor said...

I read somewhere that Michael Douglas told Catherine Zeta-Jones the first time he met her, "I want you to have my children." Lol, what a charming pick-up line.

Clorivak said...

Woah, what a list. I almost spat when I seen the Ramirez...I remember seeing the American Justice about him and how all these woman were madly in love with him.
And the whole Woody thing is just totally fudged to the max...gives me the heebees.
That whole Jackson and Elvis's daughter was really weird.
Okay and WTFFFF is with Billy Corgan lately??!??! Jessica Simpson?!? Honestly...I dunno what to say or think or do. They don't mix at all. And I think Jlo's husband is SUCH a Creep-bag. gross.
he reminds me of Mr. Burns.
I could go on but I'll stuff a sock in it...heehee.

Mary-Laure said...

Many of the couples pictured here are not just odd but downright CREEPY.

Kristin said...

SHUT UP. That Mary Kay chick married that dude. OMG.

Katie said...

I think my boyfriend and are and quite similar.. What about Heidi Klum and Seal. She's so gorgeous, he's, uh, not…
I'm happy for anyone whose in love though <3

Girl Japan: April Marie said...
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Girl Japan: April Marie said...

I just love this POST DG.... Some mesh well together and others... hm... not exactly picture perfect.. meh.. who the else is these days.. anyway..

LOVE this post.

Elizabeth Marie said...

I love odd couples. They're fun to look at, at the least. And they make me think how on earth did that happen.

I need a sugar daddy.

WendyB said...

Here's a story for you: http://wendybrandes.com/blog/2008/02/we-were-both-flattered-by-this/

E said...

A lot of these have a at least one totally bizarre factor that makes the other automatically odd by association. Hurts my head, a little.

blueviolet said...

My sister married somebody 15 years older so he's in the AARP. It's pretty weird!

Asylum Dolly said...

Yep, there are some odd pairings there! They say opposites attract!
I think it's kinda cool that the lovely Hugh Jackman has stayed with his very down to earth wife, and not let fame encourage him to ditch her for a younger sugically enhanced thing. Lucky lady she is!
I once had a VERY conservative boyfriend- a short little columbian dude- who was a cleanfreak and a health nut/gym junkie. At the time, i had multicoloured dreads and a penchant for flouro fake fur (in my defence this was a WHILE AGO!!! ). We used to get some looks.
It didn't last. He was a vain, shallow pratt.
As for my partner...we will unfortunately be going our seperate ways very soon :( We are TOO alike, to the point where we just constantly clash. Sigh. I doubt I'll ever get it right :S
Oh well, I shall look to these couples as...inspiration? lol.
Hey, Mike Patton, Here's your chance! hehe ;)

Andhari said...

I wonder why Billy Corgan would date Jessica Simpson, much less Tila Tequila? Seriously? Random much? A lot of people including me suspect he just wants a tabloid time because well, who pretty much gave a damn about him before? He pretty much isn't as interesting as an individual.

Ps. I always thought Marilyn and Dita are sort of fascinating. They must have been doing all sort of freaky twisted stuff in bed. Not that I wanna visualize it.
Pss. Now I did. Damn.

Yelena R. said...

Oh celebrities...I can never understand them.

Candice said...

Odd couples give me something to talk about.

BTW, that Michael Jackson picture scares the shit out of me.

BlackLOG said...

I've been with Mrs B since I was 20, over 24 years and counting. If people think we are odd it's probably because we are still together after so long....

bunny, The Paris House Designs said...

This is such a great and hysterical post..just love it. My husband and I don't get any strange looks unless I'm really tipsy and he's carrying me out of the room!!
but once someone thought my dad was my husband...and my 8 month old was our child...

valerie said...

brother-sister couples freak me out!!! i love that you included woody allen in this montage. he's fab.

diane said...

Is it my imagination, or is Woody Allen starting to look more Asian as he gets older?

~KS said...

Some of these are uber-odd...

I'm not in a relationship. But I have cats, and I love them and treat them like little people. I am sure people think that's odd enough as it is!

Sam said...

Love these - is that Billy thingy from the Smashing Pumpkins with Jessica Simpson??? Now that is ODD!!

My boyfriend is 13 years my senior - I was 29 and he was 43 when we got together which seemed like a big differnece at the time. But everyone says we look the same! Brother and sister thing going on there perhaps? I think it has more to do with our brains and the way we think actually!

Chessa! said...

this is fabulous....there are definitely some odd couples here.
I don't think an 11 year age difference is a big deal at all. In fact, I don't really care for age diffrences unless it's like a grandfather with a saggy tush. My sister's husband is 18 years older than her. I don't even THINK about it and obviously she doesn't either. He's awesome and they are a perfect fit. My husband is 6 years older than me...I feel like that's nothing. :)

Toothfairy said...

hahaha I've never heard Boyfriend and I are an odd couple, in fact I've heard from strangers, like sales people in stores, say that we look like a beautiful couple hahahhaa

loves

Phoenix said...

Well, let's see... I'm...a dork, yep. And I date...other dorks. Yep.
Nope, no strange looks!

Although I do get strange looks when I hold my best friend's hand (she's an obvious lesbian.) Actually, we get worse than strange looks. We get screamed at and have shit thrown at us. It's tons of fun. (::insert sarcastic voice::)

kys said...

Some of those folks would be odd no matter who they are paired with. (Micky Rourke, Dennis Rodman, Flava Flav, etc.)

And 11 yrs. isn't quite Soon-Yi and Woody territory.

I don't think we're mismatched. He is 2 yrs. younger than me but looks and acts MUCH older. IDK

trishie koh said...

oh some of these couples are odd indeed. i think stu and i get odd looks sometimes, he's white and super tall while i'm tiny and asian.

Hanako66 said...

ha! yes, these certainly are!!

randy and i don't look alike...he's 5 inches taller than me, 2 years older than me, and he kind of dresses like a guy version of me, so i guess we look similar?

diamondsinchampagne said...

Hahahaha love this post. Def. the strangest i've seen

Jack Daniel said...

Ahhh, I missed your blog. This is such a fun post to read. :)

Diana said...

Edward Norton and Courtney Love! I remember that but I sort of liked them together!

computer repair Miami said...

I actually like some of these couples and I don't think they're that odd. Manson and Dita for example look perfect together, both so weird ;) It never happened to me but I would like to see how it is for a while. To have most of the people looking at us and think "there's something wrong here".