Pharyngula

What’s your image?

I came across this interesting meme: google for the image that comes up first for your name. I was a little surprised by what “pz” returns, but I think it is entirely appropriate.

Really…you don’t want to cross me.

Doing an image search for “PZ Myers” returns a photo of me and Richard Dawkins first (which is OK!), and a picture of Cheri Yecke second, which I find terribly, horribly insulting.

Comments

  1. #1 Ichthyic
    November 1, 2007

    strange, mine turns up a rather artistic ceramic vase

    http://www.garymolitor.com/cups/ichthyic-01-th.jpg

    from:

    http://www.garymolitor.com/cups.htm

    “Ichthyic 1,” 1974, 7″ x 4″.
    Cone 6 cast porcelain with underglaze colors and clear over glaze.
    This series was completed while I was living in Mill Valley. I had the boat and I was under a doctors care. I felt better about my self so I started doing some clay work.

    um… ok.

    many of the other images that turned up on search were actually ones i linked to from other places on this very blog, or on PT.

    this one was the first one that actually intrigued me though:

    http://www.tuscany-charming.it/IMAG/isole/pianosa/pianosamare.jpg

    which had the subtext of “nursery of the ichthyic fauna” and came from the Isle of Pianosa in Tuscany.

    ah, places I’d rather be…

  2. #2 Ichthyic
    November 1, 2007

    strange, mine turns up a rather artistic ceramic vase

    http://www.garymolitor.com/cups/ichthyic-01-th.jpg

    “Ichthyic 1,” 1974, 7″ x 4″.
    Cone 6 cast porcelain with underglaze colors and clear over glaze.
    This series was completed while I was living in Mill Valley. I had the boat and I was under a doctors care. I felt better about my self so I started doing some clay work.

    um… ok.

    many of the other images that turned up on search were actually ones i linked to from other places on this very blog, or on PT.

    this one was the first one that actually intrigued me though:

    http://www.tuscany-charming.it/IMAG/isole/pianosa/pianosamare.jpg

    which had the subtext of “nursery of the ichthyic fauna” and came from the Isle of Pianosa in Tuscany.

    ah, places I’d rather be…

  3. #3 Greta Christina
    November 1, 2007

    Surprise, surprise: a whole bunch of images of sex toys and porn that I’ve reviewed. You do get to my actual bad self fairly soon, but not until the seventh from the top.

  4. #4 Ichthyic
    November 1, 2007


    And a picture of Dustin Hoffman with boobs.

    interesting. I actually dated a girl in high school named Dustin Hoffman.

    I kid you not.

  5. #5 Ichthyic
    November 1, 2007

    @Chris

    LOL

    yeah, ‘ol SteveSteve tends to grab the limelight wherever he goes.

    Chris used to be a palaeontologist[sic], but I won’t hold it against him

    curse that panda.

    :P

  6. #6 Petter Häggholm
    November 1, 2007

    I get a picture of me as the first image hit, then an icon from my homepage, then a picture that I drew. Then some silly mug from a blog where I left a comment. The web search is all about me. All.

    I suppose it helps that there are only about fifteen Häggholms in the world and that I am both the only one named Petter and, among us Häggholms, the most computer savvy and the most active on the internet…

  7. #7 Torbjörn Larsson, OM
    November 1, 2007

    Googling my forename isn’t terribly exciting – all mugs, all bland. The full name is more appropriate…

    – 5th photo is The Swedish Chef muppet, subtitled “Torbjörn Larsson said”.
    – 7th photo is a fox with his catch. (Well, probably a tame fox waiting for its feed considering it is actually posing, but the name of this game is image-ination. :-P)
    – 9th photo is a post card heckling creationists, linked to Pharyngula.
    – 11th photo is Trophy Wife? #1. (The swedish queen.)
    – 20th photo is subtitled “The Torbjörn Larsson effect begins …”. (In swedish.)

    … but of course I’m not in there.

  8. #8 Blake Stacey
    November 1, 2007

    Wow, I’m the ancient of days.

  9. #9 AJ Milne
    November 1, 2007

    Hilariously enough, the cartoon in this post of Blake S’s.

    Which is only right. I expect it is, after all, the pinnacle of my career, really. All downhill from there.

  10. #10 Brownian, OM
    November 1, 2007

    My last name turns up Lithuanians and Crucian carp, which does not suprise me, since ‘Karosas’ is the Lithuanian name of those anoxic water tolerating little fish.

  11. #11 Hank Alme
    November 5, 2007

    First one for “Hank Alme” is a graph plotting cites vs. publication year for papers that cite a paper from Supercomputing 2001 that I contributed to. Boring.

    The second is more interesting, maybe, as it loops pack into Pharyngula. It’s the photo PZ posted (January 2006) of the DVD of “Root of All Evil?” he got from Dawkins. I joined in the chorus of envious USonians in the comments.

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