One Seth Cohen's Goal: Meet Everyone Named Seth Cohen

Seth Cohen has met with 10 Seth Cohens
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 26, 2014 4:08 PM CST
One Seth Cohen's Goal: Meet Everyone Named Seth Cohen
Adam Brody arrives at T-Mobile Sidekick iD launch party in Los Angeles on Friday, April 13, 2007.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

OK, so the charismatic nerd on The OC was fictional, but there are many real Seth Cohens in the world—and one of them is working on meeting every other one. Seth Cohen has a Tumblr page full of selfies featuring him and other guys named Seth Cohen. "Meeting my namesakes is a true pleasure. However, this project is about so much more," Cohen writes on the blog. "It is about living in the world, not just on it; connecting with people I would never otherwise connect with, visiting places I would never otherwise visit, and experiencing things I would never otherwise experience." So far, the New Yorker appears to have met 10 people who share his name.

There's "Seth Cohen II," a tax lawyer who's also a former pro wrestler; he once faced Hulk Hogan, Mashable reports. "Seth Cohen X" knew two Seths as a child—and both had the last name Cohen. "Seth Cohen IV" overcame a lifelong stutter through a 30-day course. The Seth behind the project explains his goals to Mashable. "I was at a place in my life where I wasn't sure 'what's next,'" he notes. "I've learned over the course of my life that the best-laid pains can go awry, even the most ‘practical’ ones … so you might as well plan for something that will make you happy." As for The OC's Seth, played by Adam Brody, Cohen says, "I suppose we could consider him an honorary Seth Cohen and add him to the project." Cohen, who is a media producer, Inside Edition reports, isn't the only one to attempt such a feat; a British comic made a similar effort into a book. (Then there's the guy who's trying to collect every copy of Speed on VHS.)

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