Saturday, April 15, 2006

Brokeback Bethel

My Brokeback Mountain post was written, purposefully, before I had seen the movie. Then I saw the film and since have come to own it--no jokes, please. I enjoyed the movie immensely though I'm still not sure what got to me more: the solid acting, the haunting arppegios of the lonely background music, or the powerful story. Despite all the jokes that have been made at its expense or the strong antagonism that has greeted it since its release, the movie is an amazing piece of work as a film.

And still I can't escape it. Today, my buddy introduced me to a fantastic feature at MyHeritage.com. It offers a service where, for free, a body can upload a picture and through the wiles of magical modern technology it tells you which celebrity your face remotely resembles (regardless of gender!). And, as if a clearer message were trying to be sent to me, my results were surprisingly similar despite how often I tried (in scientific investigation, not because I disliked the results, necessarily), especially with one celebrity in particular:These just represent the multiplicity of Heaths that I was given, with many of the above images being repeated within multiple results. The gauges at the bottom represent the exact percentage my photographed face resembled the respective celebrity. So I guess that the badly photoshopped image I put at the bottom of the related post is not too incorrect considering this curb between fiction and reality.

Other celebrities whom the digital diviner told I resembled were:
Johnny Depp stuck out as the real wild card for me, hinting that something about how this program works was amiss. For those of you wondering, all the pictures I submitted of me were ones I have saved on my computer from various published and unpublished Boasts and others with the exception of a few that I took at the beginning of this investigation which aren't worth looking at--I hadn't showered.

So, check it out. The service will undoubtedly give anybody who attempts it an ego-boost.

Look out for a full Boast coming soon.

9 comments:

andy said...

I am urged to say this...

This sounds like a load of crap. No offense, Dan, but honestly. Matching your face to celebrities? Please...

DCVB said...

You're right...it should be the other way around! They should be wanting to look like me!

Anonymous said...

It's Robyn...

I am absolutly thrilled that you use the quote of the decade in your little movie theatre picture.. Yup... "Literary Masturbation" is the quote of the decade... Just thought I would tell you that...
I suppose you kinda look like Heath Ledger if you squint your eyes and turn your head slightly to the left... yeah you can see it... kinda

DCVB said...

Well, thank you, Robyn. I hope to thoroughly illuminate the concept in my upcoming Boast about it.

Eben said...

I think you look more like Mother Teresa... DAMN she's fine..gimme some a dat baddonkadonk...brrraahroorarahrha...

Ryan said...

I can't believe I haven't noticed how much Dan looks like P. Diddy before. According to MyHeritage, I look like a mix between Edward Norton and Janis Joplin.

andy said...
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andy said...

I wanted to belong too. So I went to MyHeritage. It said I'm not supported as a browser. I can't browse my heritage. Apparently I am not allowed to have a heritage.

It must be a Hispanic thing...

andy said...

April 15th... "Coming soon..."

Yeah, coming soon my ass. It's almost May.