June 26, 2006

Famous Faces and mine

Rachel Ann points to this neat site where you can upload a photo of yourself and they'll come up with some famous people you kinda sorta resemble according to their facial recognition software.

So, of course, I uploaded this photo:


Here are the 10 faces they came up with:


1. Carrie-Ann Moss
Ooookay. This one came up first; a 73% match. Thankfully, she is the only female that showed up in the top 10 (although Brad Pitt's pretty effeminate-looking in photo #3). Good Moss quote: "After The Matrix, I cannot wear sunglasses. As soon as I put them on, people recognise me."

2. Tony Blair
Also a 73% match. Keeping in mind that they are matching one photo and not my actual face, this one struck me as a pretty good match. I don't think anyone would ever confuse me with Blair in person, though. Ideally, several different photos should be sent through and see if you get any of the same matches.

3. Brad Pitt
Now this one is just rediculous. Seeing a photo of Brad Pitt always reminds me of the Onion headline that went something like: This Day in History: Tiger Beat publishes it's first issue, the first in a long line of magazines designed for adolescent girls who want to look at photos of boys who look like adolescent girls."

4. Peter O'Toole
O'Toole is the only person on the list who anyone's ever told me that I resemble. And that was way back in college.

5. Ben Stiller
Not too bad of a match, I guess. I can't think of one specific feature that Stiller and I have in common, but the overall effect is kinda "familiar".

6. David Duchovny
Again, just going by the one photo I used, I can see how this one came up. But, believe me, Duchovny and I look nothing alike.

7. Art Garfunkel
See above. Being associated with Art in any way is an honor, though.

8. Gustav Ludwig Hertz
I can see how the shadows are affecting the selections. Nice to have a physicist on the list for a change.

9. Philip Roth
Interesting. I see no resemblence. I still haven't gotten around to reading The Plot Against America, an alternate history story where the Hitler-appeasing Charles Lindberg defeats FDR for the Presidency in 1940. The closest I've ever come to reading his work was watching the movie version of Goodbye, Columbus. Hated it. But, then, I was prolly 13 at the time.

10. Hrithik Roshan
Never heard of him. Apparantly he's famous in India or something.

Posted by Tuning Spork at June 26, 2006 11:08 PM | TrackBack

If you really looked like Carrie-Ann Moss we would have probably had lunch more than twice by now.

I guessed O'Toole before checking the results.

Posted by: Stephen Macklin at June 28, 2006 07:22 AM

Well mine was mostly people I hadn't heard of but I did get Sarah Michelle Gellar (I can tell you with absolute certainity that I look nothing like her)... I don't know though, yours seem to have hit the mark better than mine.

Posted by: Jody at July 1, 2006 04:31 PM

Hi, Jody. Been awhile. :)

Posted by: Tuning Spork at July 1, 2006 11:22 PM

Back in the day, of course, you'd have gotten Peter Frampton and Ted Nugent. Unless that doohickey doesn't pick up hair.

Posted by: Freedom's Slave at July 2, 2006 06:59 PM
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