Saturday, February 25, 2006

I Britney

Brilliant. Cheers to Ben for this great link.

You give them a photo of yourself, and it shows pictures of the people you look most similar to.

I look most similar to Shiri Appleby, who I've never heard of. Second though - Britney! Yay me!















But really more like this

And I got Eva Herzigova, Condoleeza Rice and Eddie Murphy.

Glen got Rudi Giuliani and Shaquille O'Neal the first time, but when we put in a nicer picture he got Paul Newman and Hugh Jackman, which is more like it.

12 comments:

ben.run said...

I think you missed the point of my post!

David said...

Shiri Appleby is a complete babe.

My tops was Mark Webber. Never heard of him, but is dressed like a racing driver. Number 4 was Danny DeVito. Sadly.

stephen said...

That was an hour completely wasted. I tried it, Kathy tried it. It turns out that if you twiddle the applet it provides matches of the opposite sex - how disconcerting to discover the resemblance between one's (female) beloved, Christopher Walken and David Hasselhoff! No girly matches for me though. Clearly they don't have enough balding women in the database...

llew said...

Tom Cruise (!!?? I think it was the sunnies), Lou Reed (ditto), and Morihei Ueshiba (who, given the beard, bald head & general orientalism, would seem to be the out of left field entrant.

Martha said...

When I did it with glasses on, I just seemed to get a whole lot of people who wear glasses. I think this explains why Eddie Murphy and I look so darn similar.

Em said...

I had to do a double take at the Britney one, it looked so like you. Must be the snake.

Martha said...

You know, I get that all the time...

David said...

Morihei Ueshiba isn't a famous sumo wrestler by any chance?

llew said...

Seems (wikipedia) htat he is the inventor of Aikido.

Which may or may not be either a martial art, or some sort of raw fish confection.

Tom said...

I think that it must be a fairly simple-minded algorithm, since facial hair, glasses and angle of pose seem to dominate things. I used the original version of the photo I use on my profile, and since it was at a 3/4 angle, virtually all the results had the same pose.

My first match was Heinrich Schliemann, and while I was a bit taken aback by his baldness, I think it's nice that 19th century archaeologists count as "celebrities".

I'm quite happy to accept Cary Grant as a lookalike, and Ernest Hemingway and I certainly share a taste for mojitos and daiquiris. Steve Buscemi and Rowan Atkinson (with full Mr Bean grin) brought me down to earth, though.

By far the weirdest was Katie Holmes! On the other hand, if I Google my name, I get a lot of references to her. Why? There are a lot of references to her as "Tom's Beard", which didn't make much sense until I saw a certain Seinfeld episode.

caroline said...

Hey! You could come to the Sawmill and do a double act with Russell!

Martha said...

I imagine Russell would biff Brit. He's so mean (and hot).