Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Not inconsiderably disappointed

I recently (and I am sure that you all noticed) replaced my picture here - I had a scanned image, but managed to locate the digital original.
Today, I thought that I would try the face recognition software at Heritage with the new, clearer image.
Last time, once I had eliminated all of those candidates who were selected merely on the basis of spectacles, then I was left with the rather obvious result that I resembled Andie McDowell. Today, to my distress, I find that I now look like John Major. Have I really deteriorated that much these few months?
I have the consolation that Umberto Eco, who often uses my ideas, is also nearly as handsome.
Rol - this is a photoshopped image. Someone has superimposed their face on my head. What a cheap trick.

19 comments:

john.g. said...

I think a remarkable resemblance to Einstien....Noooo! Wurzel Gummidge.

I, like the view said...

that's all very well, oh extraordinarily handsome one

*grwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwllll*

but what are you going to contribute to dave's celebration?

actually, it's not compulsory. . .

(I quite fancy Andie McD)

Reg Pither said...

You look suspiciously like Dr David Kelly. Don't go down to the woods today, you're sure of a nasty surprise.

uberstrickenfrau said...

delurking to say you resemble my paternal grandma, on a good day.

Vicus Scurra said...

John G. Einstein? Where did you get that idea?
ILTV - What celebration is that then?
Reg. I always thought of myself more like Grace Kelly.
Uberstrickenfrau. If you are going to comment here, and I cannot stress how welcome you are, you must strive to avoid ambiguity. Do you mean a good day for me, or a good day for your granny?

I, like the view said...

erm, the 37th anniversary of his arrival in the world. . .

*nervous cough*

uberstrickenfrau said...

Well, a good day for granny was keeping her teeth in her mouth and her bra under her shirt, not over it, so, yeah, a good day for you....

Vicus Scurra said...

ILTV - hadn't realised about that - Facebook shows me an earlier birthday, and one of greater significance. Are you on facebook? I use the same alias there as I do here, come over and be my friend. I find it an excellent medium for insulting people.
USF - Thank you. I am none the wiser, but I am better informed. That is not necessarily a good thing.

Richard said...

I'm not pleased with the result that I've just got. Michael Owen? Sly Stallone? Kenneth Branaaargh? Ewen McGregor? But at least I now know who the current president of Argentina is. The photo I took 5 minutes ago actually made me look like Steven Fry, complete with double chins.

Vicus Scurra said...

Had you looked like the president of Brazil, (Lulu) we would have been interested.

Dave said...

I saw the John Major lookalike on your Facebook account (my account, by the way, had you actually looked at it, does not show a year of birth).

He has a strong and noble face. I cannot see the resemblance myself.

Rol Hirst said...

That's really you?

I felt sure it was a photoshop / identikit job.

Did you know you're wanted across Halifax for horse-rustling?

Vicus Scurra said...

Rol - I have updated the posting to show that when you use photoshop to edit an image the results are never convincing.

Hoosier said...

Well, Einstein's sexy. John Major on the other hand.. can't help you there.

I, like the view said...

you hadn't realised, but I have now prompted that realisation. . .

you are, of course, under no obligation to let your long curly hair down and enjoy the experience

but, should you have a moment in time to spare, you know where to find me and the birthday boy's blog

x

ps - I really don't get facebook but was invited to join, and I usually accept invitations with grace and charm; you can find me on dave's page, unless I really don't understand how it works - in which case, once the birthday bonanza is over I will try and find you

:-

I'll stop, shall I!

;-)

Rol Hirst said...

You must think I'm a total idiot.

That's not you.

It's Isaac Newton.

homo escapeons said...

As Schwarzenegger would say,
"Vee arrgh Twinz!"

Vicus Scurra said...

Rol. Of course you are not a total idiot. Have you seen the competition here? You are only medium at best. But don't give up.
Donn. Uncanny.

Adam said...

I've beeen familiar with the MyHeritage program for a while and have even used it on one of my favorite celebrities, as can be seen here:

bdaywanp- Olde English slang for birthday spankings.