Tuesday, December 13, 2005

unexpected relatives

In a moment of curiosity, I uploaded a couple of photos of me into the face recognition demo linked from Martin's blog.

Using this photo, I was told that the closest matches to my face were Ehud Barak, Takeshi Kitano, Charles Manson, Placido Domingo, Bob Marley and Montserrat Caballe. I am more than a little concerned that only one of them is female!!

This photo yielded slightly more acceptable results: Kirsten Dunst, Dean Martin, Madonna (that'll be my conical frontage!), Gwyneth Paltrow, Mariah Carey and Penelope Cruz. Also listed were Bertold Brecht (really?) and Rutherford B Hayes who I've never heard of but who has an impressively bushy beard (do I look like that?!)*

I have to say I don't really think I look like any of them!! But it was fun trying.

Dan (also worryingly) matched Harold MacMillan, Celine Dion, Marlon Brando, Sophie Marceau and Friedensreich Hundertwasser (no idea who he is but he has a good name!)

* OK so he was the 19th president of the US


  1. I'm *SO* worth having a link to, aren't I? You can nick stuff off me*!

    I have not heard of anyone playing on this thing who hasn't had ridiculous results. I got Johnny Depp, which is ridiculous, but not as ridiculous as my brother getting Angelina Jolie.

    You really do NOT have the immense girth of Montserrat Caballe in that picture, or ever for that matter.

    *which I in turn nicked off other people and didn't credit them, but that's beside the point

  2. Lol!
    I can tell that the first go with the pic really got to ya! ;-)
    I have to say that the second pic is a better one!

    Still, it seems like the pic thang isn't that accurate generally. Especially from what Martain's saying.

  3. I came out as Annette Benning.. could be worse!

  4. v.cool.
    Beardless... I'm Bill Gates... or possibly George W. Bush. With occasional beard I can pass for Steven Soderburgh and Ruud Van Nistelrooy.

    btw, nice to finally see a picture of you, next time you're loitering near me at word alive I'll actually know who you are...



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