January 14, 2013

Somehow the Google mind has arrived at a more appropriate portrait for me...

... when you search for my name.



For the longest time they had a photo I'd done with an exaggerated expression pretending to have time traveled into the future. It was for a post making fun of the idea that the time stamp on a digital photograph proves when the photo was taken. (I reset the camera's date far into the future.) I'd link to that old post, but I'm afraid of boosting it somehow in the mysterious mind of Google which operates who knows how. I like the new photograph (which is actually kind of old, maybe from 2004 or 2005).

I also like the info about who else people who search for me are also searching for. Is it odd for me to be in that set? I guess not!

27 comments:

Emil Blatz said...

Do you and Rush Limbaugh share a birth date (not just a birth day)? Yes!

traditionalguy said...

That 2004 pic must be the one that intrigued Meade. It has an Audrey Hepburn quality to it.

wyo sis said...

Except for Andrew Sullivan, I go to each of their websites every day. So, yeah, I guess you belong in that set.

Coketown said...

The funniest thing Google does that I've noticed is when I begin to search for "Department of Regulatory Agencies" I get to "Department of re" and it thinks I'm trying to search for "Department of Revenue" and brings up information in the sidebar for the Department of Revenue, and the Street View picture associated with it is some run-down two-story piece of shit shanty shack on wheels. Maybe Sarah Jessica Parker's house? Anyway, it always works at work, but I can't get it to do it now.

But as I was trying to recreate my experiment (scientific method and all) I noticed the Massachusetts Department of Revenue has some USDA Prime beef in uniform on its main page. Intrigued, and a little flushed, I clicked through to see what he was pitching.

Tax breaks for disabled vets! I don't even qualify and I listened to the whole thing. But if I did qualify and also lived in MA, I would be entitled to things like exemptions from car registration fees and sales tax on certain items. Which makes me wonder: why are we exempting disabled vets from things like sales tax and registration fees? It seems like a total non-sequitur.

In the original draft of this comment, there were three more paragraphs after this one--but things got pretty heavy.

EDH said...

Althouse is turning up the wattage on the hottage in that photo.

Palladian said...

I noticed the Massachusetts Department of Revenue has some USDA Prime beef in uniform on its main page...

That is a slab of USDA Prime beef. I didn't notice what he was talking about...

Dante said...

I'd link to that old post, but I'm afraid of boosting it somehow in the mysterious mind of Google which operates who knows how. I like the new photograph (which is actually kind of old, maybe from 2004 or 2005).

Ah, Vanity, thy name is woman.

The Shakespeare original was Frialty, thy name is woman. But perhaps they aren't that different.


With all due respect to Mr. Meade, it is a nice photo.

Rusty said...

You are a fox, Althouse.

Surfed said...

That would be in 60's parlance a "stone cold fox".

edutcher said...

There are several winning likenesses of you, Madame, on the electric Internet; the one that was used previously was more whimsical, but one I found charming in its own way.

Not that I dislike this one.

PS The only one of those people in the search list that is a little out of place is The Other McCain. I recall the dustup you two had, but that's about the only contact I ever saw.

AllenS said...

They have three pictures of me. One is my present profile picture, and the one before that, and one from 1967 at Ft. Bragg, NC.

pm317 said...

Google flip-flops between the two portraits..May be with this post you are gently telling them not to flop to the other picture..

Patrick said...

I always did get a kick out of that old photo. Easy to see, however, why you might be a tad glad that they've come upon this one.

Fprawl said...

I like the new photo.
BTW, I always thought Volokh was an old geezer that had 80 years of teaching experience.
His photo caught me by surprize.

Phil 3:14 said...

"People also search for...Andrew Sullivan" ???

AllenS said...

How is Volokh pronounced?

Fprawl said...

We got all the friends that money can buy
So we never have to be alone
And we keep gettin' richer, but we can't get our picture
On the cover of the Rollin' Stone


Wanna see my picture on the cover
Wanna buy five copies for my mother
Wanna see my smilin' face
On the cover of the Rollin' Stone

Tank said...

Well, it's better than this.

LarsPorsena said...

Blogger AllenS said...

They have three pictures of me. One is my present profile picture, and the one before that, and one from 1967 at Ft. Bragg, NC.

1/15/13, 6:21 AM
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Yard signs in Fayetteville during that era 'Soldiers and dogs keep off of grass'

McGehee said...

Volokh once posted, many years ago, a pronunciation guide for his name. I don't remember exactly how he put it, but I seem to recall it essentially rhymes with "frolic."

And yes, Miss Ann is in 80% good company on that "...also search for..." list. If only they'd replace Sully with, say, Jeff Goldstein, though...

ndspinelli said...

"Behind their personal vanity, women themselves always have an impersonal contempt for women."

Nietzsche

AllenS said...

I thought that the V would be pronounced as a w.

Patrick said...

If you google Althouse, and click on images, on about page 3, you get a picture of Emmylou Harris.

Pretty damn good company.

NitneLiun said...

I never really noticed it before, but Ann is kinda hot (in a MILFy sort of way).

sfw said...

Good photo, you look pretty hot.

n.n said...

It's a flattering photograph. Someone at Google must like Professor Althouse. It's probably just a crush. A delightful moment captured as was your delightful image.

AlanKH said...

Google searches on my name turn up some other guy.