vera, chuck and dave

6/20/06

I don’t know if any of you have ever tried – or heard of – the “super slow workout” method of getting in shape, but I started today and it totally kicked my ass. It’s only 30 minutes, once a week, but your muscles are constricted for all thirty of those minutes doing excruciatingly slow reps of uniquely-targeted weights, and I feel like I was dragged behind a Chevy Suburban through the desert.

Thus today’s CODE WORD, which is a picture you can choose to create for yourself. I’ve mentioned this before on here, but I thought I’d go back to the Face Transformer page and try a few more. I thought this one, which rendered me as an older man, was quite cool:

IanFaceTransformerOld(bl).jpg

If you took away some of the hair, you would have something not too far away from my own dad. Anyone else want to upload themselves as older, or perhaps as an El Greco painting?

0 thoughts on “vera, chuck and dave

  1. kate from the DTH front desk

    I was really excited to try that website and alter a photo of myself…. but I’m definitely not posting the results! Yikes!
    If anyone is interested, another fun photo website is http://www.myheritage.com.
    Click on “Find the Celebrity in You” to see which celebs you look like. They scan a picture and give you a list of celebs that you look like. I’ve tried 10 photos, and I’ve consistently gotten matches for Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Silverstone (as if!) and Katie Holmes (pre-TomKat). I also got a couple matches for Jennifer Aniston and one for Mischa Barton. I don’t always see the resemblance, but it’s still hilarious!

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  2. scruggs

    Sounds too hi-tech for me :-)
    Wonder if Ian or anyone else caught Bart Ehrman (UNC prof) on the Stephen Colbert show last night? He had a nice finish.

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  3. killian

    Ok, Kate, I did the heritage one—I am a WOMAN, and my first two/closest options were Liberace and Danny Kaye. YOUCH!!!!! I think I’d rather look OLD! :)

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  4. kate from the DTH front desk

    Killian – I had the same thing happen to me… I ran a photo of my brother and I, and I got matched with Arnold Schwarzenegger and he got matched with Isabella Rosselini. I don’t know how they came up with those names, but I feel gross now. My brother probably won’t be too happy about it either when I tell him!

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  5. ducky

    Okay – according to myheritage, I am some sort of cross between Elijah Wood, Juliette Lewis, and Jayne Mansfield….
    Although my wedding portrait is more of a Anne Frank/Julia Roberts hybrid.
    Wacky.

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  6. Tanya

    Gee, thanks, Kate. Now I’m going to be wasting an entire morning on this myheritage.com site! I’m dying over here because it says that my tow-headed, whitey mcwhiterson 2.5 year old looks like Ruben Studdard. And that my husband (whom EVERYONE says looks exactly like Sting) looks like Robert Schumann!! Bwah!! It says I look like Rachel McAdams, which isn’t bad I suppose. But I’ve always been told that I look like Elizabeth Shue…

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  7. Claudia

    Try Callanetics. You’ll be hooked.
    Myheritage.com told me that I look like Sarah Michelle Gellar. I won’t tell you the others I was compared to.

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  8. Neva

    That was a fun diversion. I enjoyed the artistic versions of myself but they wouldn’t download. On my heritage site I got Lisa Kudrow, which I’ve actually heard before, but I also got your Bball buddy David Arquette. Scary.

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  9. Sean M.

    Fun! I always thought I more closely resembled my father’s side of the family, but when I “feminise” my picture (and somehow ignore my receding hairline) I swear I could show the picture to my brothers and they’d think it was my mother. Spooky.

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