Who I [supposedly] look like

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2006/08/19 18:01 -04:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2006/08/19/708250.aspx

Ok, this is the last silly viral blog game I will play today. :-)

Using the picture at the top of my blog and taking it up to http://www.myheritage.com/FP/Company/tryFaceRecognition.php, here is who it claims I look like:

Time to stop looking at blogs for today.... :-)

(Hat tip to the inestimable Kate Gregory)


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# Cathy on 19 Aug 2006 11:10 PM:

Sort of sad that you rely on anonymous *face recognition software* to tell you you need a new blog picture when your friends have been telling you that for years!  

I am however immensely amused that you look like Kate Beckinsale crossed with a Romanian politician and Bill.  There's a joke lurking in there somewhere.

# Michael S. Kaplan on 20 Aug 2006 12:22 AM:

Hmmm.... just one friend, and she has never appreciated that photo and given it the proper respect. :-)

I suspect that the Romanian politician is a way to try to get me to move up my cedilla/comma below post and put it up sooner....

# Mihai on 21 Aug 2006 1:24 AM:

<<Kate Beckinsale: I definitely don't see this one>>
What do you mean? She was a vampire (in Underworld), and you are evel, terrifying, and "there is no turning back"
Now you see it?

# Michael S. Kaplan on 21 Aug 2006 3:11 AM:

Hmmm.... this is picking up facial characteristics. We share the same evil nose? :-)

I guess I have a hard time believing that anyone who was a romantic intent of John Cusack's in a movie could ever look anything like me, on principal (this also rules Ione Skye and Diane Lane and severals others out, automatically!).

Laura E. Hunter on 22 Aug 2006 5:27 PM:

This site seems to think that I look like Beyonce Knowles.  It's one of those "missing the forest for the trees" things, too, because if you look at the photos side-by-side, you might say:

"Yeah, we do have similarly-shaped chins"

"Yeah, we do have the same cheekbones"

"Yeah, our noses are kinda close" (though hers is narrower than mine)

...but then there's the whole "So I guess the software just didn't register the fact that I'm...decidedly -not- African-American?"  (I mean, Michael's met me...I'm one of those women who could use White-Out for concealer. :-D)

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