Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Uday, You Say?

I debated whether or not to write about this. But what the heck. We're all friends, right?

This morning, I saw Beth's link dump post, and one of the items was a link to a face recognition site. And I tried it.

Now, I wasn't overly impressed with it.

I uploaded a picture of Ralph Waite (the dad from The Waltons). It found no matches in its celebrity database. Okay, he's not a big enough celebrity. So I uploaded a picture I took of Garret Wang (Harry Kim from Star Trek: Voyager). It said he looked like Jason Biggs, Nicolas Cage, and Ed Gein.

Still not impressed, I uploaded a picture of my Big Sister (who's 5'4"). It found some hits, but I'll let her tell about that, should she be so inclined.

But it found hits for me. It couldn't figure out if I'm male or female, apparently. I'm male. I've checked and confirmed that.

Anyway, the darn thing said I look like (in order):

  1. Tina Turner (54%)

  2. Michael Jackson (from the Jackson Five era) (45%)

  3. Judy Garland (circa Wizard of Oz) (43%)

  4. Nicole Kidman (42%)

  5. Eddie Murphy (40%)

  6. Harry Belafonte (39%)

  7. John Wilkes Booth (38%)

  8. Uday Hussein (38%)

  9. Jennifer Connelly (37%)

  10. Drew Barrymore (36%)

I'm at a loss for words.


  1. Me: caucasian male, 46, balding, moustache.

    Of course since I uploaded a picture of me in a kilt the software may have gotten a bit out of whack.

    Iris Chang (58%)
    Carlos Santana (57%)
    Deborah Kerr (52%)
    Carl Sagan (50%)
    Eminem (50%)
    Roald Dahl (50%)
    Salvador Dali (46%)
    Elizabeth Taylor (45%)
    Marion Jones (44%)
    Antonin Dvorak (44%)

    No wonder I have such issues. Can someone loan me a pill, or a bottle?

  2. Hi Basil! What a fun link.

    I got:
    Cameron Diaz
    Charlize Theron
    Jennifer Aniston
    Katie Holmes

    The others were people I have never heard of.

    I'm at a loss for words too, only for a different reason. lol

  3. Wednesday Specials

    1. Wrong Pocket Dude.

    2. Basil Turner?

    3. James hates After Christmas shopping as much as I do.

  4. Don't Call Me Ayatollah...

    Somehow, this face recognition engine mapped my famous face to that of the Ayatollah Khomeini! Huh??? I mean, WTF! Basil's matches included, of all people, Uday Hussein! So whose bad is worse: mine, or his? Sorry Basil, can't ping back to you...


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