You know this guy, right? The Comic Book Guy from The Simpsons.
He is the proprietor of the comic book shop, The Android’s Dungeon & Baseball Card Shop. Voiced by Hank Azaria, the obese, nerdy, hairy Comic Book Guy is perhaps best known for his sarcastic quips.
Yep, that’s a pony-tail.
Rory has been pretty high-profile in the comic book world for a long time… I wouldn’t be surprised if he was the inspiration (even subliminally) for the Simpsons character.
On the other hand, there are quite a few round, furry, pony-tailed dudes floating around the comic book world…
What say you? Separated at birth?
UPDATE: I just received the sad news that consummate good sport Rory Root has passed away. You can see his comments below this post.