January 14th, 2006

magikist

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Had a wonderful day, doing nothing, but not being home. We hit Barnes and Noble, then went to lunch at Houlihan's, to our favorite used bookstore and to Starbucks for coffee, where we read until it got dark. It was a chilly day here, which felt good. At least it wasn't raining. Or snowing.

Off to watch Lea Thompson as Jane Doe in a few minutes. Have a good evening.
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Thanks to Virginia Postrel for linking to an article about this:

MyHeritage.com has face recognition software, and, for signing up, will take your picture (or any picture of a person) and compare it to their celebrity database. I fed a recent picture of myself into it and discovered that I resembled:

Kevin Mitnick (who he?)
Chava Albertstein (who she?)
John Williams
Takeshi Kitano
Nana Moskouri (who is, incidentally, a dead ringer for meropa)
Imre Kertesz
Jose Saramago
Billy Bob Thornton
Primo Levi
Sheikh Ahmed Yassin

In other words, a couple of people I know and a few that I don't. So, I took my fifth grade picture (the one where I look like Alfred E Neumann) and got this:

Ava Gardner
Audrey Hepburn
Sharon Stone
Heinz Fischer
Keanu Reeves (DUUUUUUDE!)
Tony Curtis
Kajol (?)
Tom Selleck
Frida Kahlo
L Ron Hubbard

And, with my eighth grade picture:

Ion Iliescu
Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon
Julie Christie
Julia Roberts (from nearby Smyrna, GA)
Lucy Liu
Kirsten Dunst
Alyson Hannigan
Alanis Morissette
Nicole Kidman
Isabelle Adjani

Seems I should have been a hot babe in 8th grade. So, I ran my high school picture (the one where I look like Jerry Mahoney) and got these results:

Henrik Larsson
Ephraim Kishon
Benoit Mandelbrot
Oliver Messiaen
Jean-Paul Belmondo
The Dalai Lama
Arthur Miller
RADM Grace Hopper, USN (the inventor of COBOL)
Annika Sorenstam
Daniel Radcliffe

I don't even know who half of these people are. But it was fun, anyway. Try it yourself!