Friday, September 29, 2006

A photograph of a smiling face

Greetings, one and all, and welcome to todays post, one which I personally find highly amusing. I have been hearing a lot about an internet face recognition site in recent weeks ( should any of you care to visit after reading this) and the hilarious consequences of its "matching" of your face with celebrities. The idea that Jack Sykes should have the same face as Britney Spears is one of those things that just shouldn't be thought about to deeply!

Anyway, I found the website and so submited a picture of myself. The first matches were, how can I put it, not what I expected!.
Calista Flockhart, known only to me as "the girl who's going out with Harrison Ford" and Pavel Nedved, the Czech midfielder who should be admired for his hair if nothing else!

Then came the middle range of matches, and whilst I have always thought I bore a resemblance to Tom Cruise I was rather surprised that my face can apparently belong to both Gladiator Russell Crowe and that girl from Pirates of the Carribean et al.

Moving into the upper echelons of matching now with 70% was Jurassic Park star Jeff Goldblum, a man who I always admired for the immortal line "that is one big pile of . . . . " and my second most likely match, Country Star Willie Nelson!?. Hmmm, I definately did not see that one coming, however he certainly looks like a very happy man with a beard so I guess I can live with it.

So now, I'm guessing, you're all on the edge of your seats pondering the questuion of who my face most resembles. I had several guesses and even a few wild hopes of who I may secretly look like (according to the massive authority of this random website at least).

Well . . . . I was wrong.

You, if you had a guess . . . . . .are also wrong

The man my face resembles with 76% accuracy is in fact . . . .

Yes, the Top Gear presented affectionately refered to as the Hamster!

Well I dare say it could have been worse . . . . Imagine how impressed Britney must have felt when she was matched with the one and only Jack Sykes . . . . .

Thursday, September 21, 2006

How 'bout talking about yourself?

I haven’t posted for ages so I thought I’d post this survey someone emailed to me!

Name; Magnum

Birthday: 14th April

Birthplace: Nottingham

Current Location: Liverpool

Eye Color: Blue

Hair Color: Brown

Height: 5ft 7in

Right Handed or Left Handed: Left

Your Heritage: British

The Shoes You Wore Today: Rapid fading white Trainers

Your Weakness: I’m terrible at communicating with people

Your Fears: None

Your Perfect Pizza: Ham and Pinapple

Goal You Would Like To Achieve This Year: To understand where God wants me next year!

Your Most Overused Phrase On an instant messenger: So, How are you?

Thoughts First Waking Up: Do I really want to go running. . . . .really?

Your Best Physical Feature: I have no idea

Your Bedtime: Generally pretty late

Your Most Missed Memory: The view over Lough Erne and my sudden desire to move to Ireland

Pepsi or Coke: Neither – I don’t like fizzy drinks

MacDonalds or Burger King: Neither, I find both quite nasty – ask Cathy Midmer!

Single or Group Dates: Single

Lipton Ice Tea or Nestea: Neither

Chocolate or Vanilla: Vanilla

Cappuccino or Coffee: Proper Coffee, far too many cups a day if possible

Do you Smoke: Cigars, occassionally

Do you Swear: No

Do you Sing: Yes, though not very well

Do you Shower Daily: Yes

Have you Been in Love: Pass

Do you want to go to College: No, though I would like to be called Doctor, so maybe an online university thing you can buy!!!

Do you want to get Married: I would like to, but you never know what lies ahead

Do you believe in yourself: Yes

Do you get Motion Sickness: No

Are you a Health Freak: Not at all

Do you get along with your Parents: Yes

Do you like Thunderstorms: Yes, they are truly amazing

Do you play an Instrument: Yes – Guitar, keyboards and occasionally trombone

In the past month have you Drank Alcohol: Yes

In the past month have you Smoked: No

In the past month have you been on Drugs: No

In the past month have you gone on a Date: No – (U.C.C.F. rules)

In the past month have you gone to a Mall: No

In the past month have you eaten a box of Oreos: No

In the past month have you eaten Sushi: Yes

In the past month have you been on Stage: Yes – at a church youth event as guest guitarist and talk about relay

In the past month have you been Dumped: No

In the past month have you gone Skinny Dipping: No

In the past month have you Stolen Anything: No

Ever been Drunk: Yes

Ever been called a Tease: I really doubt it

Ever been Beaten up: Yes

Ever Shoplifted: No

How do you want to Die: Good question – I’d like know it was coming, maybe diagnosed with cancer or something so I could say all my last goodbyes etc

What do you want to be when you Grow Up: Honoring to God (ooooh that’s cheesy)

What country would you most like to Visit: Ireland (again, and again) – I love it

In a Boy/Girl..

Favourite Eye Color: Don’t really mind

Favourite Hair Color: Depends on the person – I don’t have a preference

Short or Long Hair: Long

Height: No great preference though not 6 inches taller than me if possible!

Weight: Depends . . . .

Best Clothing Style: Again, depends on the person – it wouldn’t take much to look cooler than me

Number of Drugs I have taken: None

Number of CDs I own: Far too many

Number of Piercings: Depends really – I’m not a massive fan

Number of Tattoos: Hmmmm, not a fan but probably depends on the person again

Number of things in my Past I Regret: To many – but “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst.” (1 Timothy 1:15) one of my favourite verses!