Thanks to Sam Burns, I recently found a neat little web-toy that lets you see which celebrities you most resemble. All you have to do is* upload a picture that shows your face and the software will automatically find the celebrity picture that most matches yours.
My top 5**:
1) Paul Allen
2) Fabio Cannavaro (Italian soccer player)
3) Linus Torvalds (inventor of Linux)
4) Mikhail Gorbechev
5) Augusto Pinochet
Obviously I am a Serpentor-like creation, combining the uber-nerdliest genes with those of former world dictators, and a twist of Italian sports hero for sexiness.
The GF’s top 5***:
1) Rachel Leigh Cook
2) Ashley Judd
3) Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (President of the Phillipines)
4) Rachel Weisz
Obviously, the GF is a woman genetically engineered for hotness and eventual rule of a small, tropical archipelago.
The funniest one I ran in my albeit brief test-drive was TOWWAS’ favorite picture of General Stonewall Douglas. First off, the software wasn’t even able to find the face on the picture (obviously, too much scruffiness due to the beard). The first time I ran this image through the software, it matched up to Hugo von Hofmannsthal (Austrian writer) and Bashar Al-Assad (president of Syria) before coming up with Michael Douglas. It also matches him to Jerry Garcia (albeit not a very close match).
Man, I can’t wait to try this out at home…
* Well, after you register with the site, but it seems to be a legit geneology site so no biggie
** Selectively, I admit. I ignored some others in there that were either wholly wrong (Emma Watson? Come on, I look nothing like Hermione Granger) or completely unknown to me (if they are not a celebrity to me then they aren’t a celebrity)
*** Similarly edited – the GF looks nothing like Marcia Cross.