All right, back to me. Guess what, there’s a new site out there called MyHeritage – a genealogy site, essentially, but one with a hook. You log on and enroll, and after the usual assurances that your name won’t be sold to anybody at any time, you’re treated to a couple of tedious “opportunities” to hear from Tempurpedic and other fine merchandisers. Then at last you get to the goodies. You upload a photo of yourself, and the site tells you which celebs you resemble!
And okay. I wasn’t expecting Shia LeBeouf, right? Or even Sean Connery. But I was ill-prepared for the extent of the program’s cruelty. The first search likened me to Michael Douglas, James Doohan, Itzhak Rabin and Larry Flynt, for mercy’s sake. Yikes!
Naturally I wasn’t settling for that; I uploaded a fresh photo, this time by professional photographer extraordinaire Owen Carey. And did somewhat better: Kirk Douglas. John Goodman (hmm) and George Bush. That’s Dubya to you, Mr. Snark, not Aitch Dubya.
Not to be outdone, I tried uploading a photo of Sean Connery. And was rewarded with a phto of…Sean Connery.
This is why I am now on a starvation diet.