Friday, June 24, 2011

If you have any self respect at all... a foray into Google's new Image search...

Image search is cool... cool on the level of Star Trek and the tricorder that diagnoses the patient in a matter of seconds.

okay, maybe not THAT cool... but still kind of cool.

To test it out I threw in a few random images from my desktop. If you've ever SEEN my desktop you'll know that it is a jumble of images, some of which I've forgotten where they came from. Google Image search found most in a matter of seconds... and then provided some "similar images" as well...

that is where the fun comes in.

I grabbed a picture that I happen to know only exists on the internet in a teensy tiny little Twitter I.D. form... mostly because it looks MUCH better on a smaller scale. This picture:



and then I dragged it into the Google Image Search Box... thinking that it would regale me with pictures of supermodels who I look similar to... or at least random screen shots of nature scenes that had the appropriate amount of blues and oranges...

but no, I get this Ego-deflating mixture...


7 out of the 20?  Guys. 3 of the 20? Old enough to be my grandparent.  Okay, so my parent at least!

Not that I'm slamming any of these people - some of whom are downright gorgeous...

but that lady (first column, second row) is  linked directly to her blog post about her bad haircut... and that guy on the top row (far right) well...  seriously, I just don't see the resemblance.

Now if I'd taken a picture of me 20 years ago in my rebel teen phase and gotten the second row center result I would not have been shocked, but today? 

So how's YOUR ego today?  Can it take this kind of a hit?  If not feel free to pop another picture of me in there, it certainly can't get any worse.

Knock on wood.  or something that looks visually similar to wood.

9 comments:

Karin said...

Dying laughing. I don't see a resemblance to any of those people! I'm going to have to try the same thing with my Twitter photo...after I make sure I have enough Ben and Jerry's to drown my sorrows in!

"Miss Bee" said...

This is hilarious! I would say that the last photo on the second row is the closest, and that is only because of the hair. Too funny. I did not know you could drag an image into google images. I just might try it!

Garden of Egan said...

Well.......I don't know what to say.
Sorry?

Nah, that is hilarious.

Bridget said...

I got all guys! and not just guys I got 50% dark skinned men???? I am white??? lol sure a weird search???

Charlotte said...

I now know to never, ever try that. Thanks for the cautionary tale.

Gina said...

I did mine. I was "matched" with 8 men. All of them old, most of them ugly, and few VERRRRRYYYYYY ugly.

The fact that you at least matched to a few women has to be put in the "win" column.

Cheeseboy said...

As funny as this is - and oh, it is funny - I wouldn't put too much stock into that thing. Although mine came up with a bunch of movie stars, so not sure what that is all about?

Teachinfourth said...

I had no idea of this new feature...now I'm going to have to check it out! Oh, and you should totally spike your hair like in row 2.

Jessie said...

I had no idea that this feature existed. Related: I'm going to be unavailable for the next two to three hours.