Friday, April 26, 2019

Sometimes I plug my name into Google and look at the stuff from other people with my name just to see if they are anything like me. And sometimes they are.


  1. And depending on the type of name can vary greatly

    ~John Smith

  2. Yeah. For a very common name you'd expect everyone to be very diverse. But for us lesser common names- I just sort of get a kick out of seeing my alternative selves and thinking - maybe I'd like her. It just makes you very aware of how not special you are. And not in a bad way. I guess it's also sort of interesting to see the opposite you. But the ones who are kind like you are funner in a way.

    If I had baller money maybe I'd try to form a get together of people with my name. Someone even has my same middle name. I think that would be hilarious. It would be a one off. But a super funny one off.

    So.... John Smith (if that's really your name) have you ever met anyone in real life with your name?

    Welcome tot he blog. And if that's not really your name - good job on already getting an anonymous nym. A lot of people here start out anon and it's just easier to tell people apart when they chose an anon nym.

  3. Capital of Texas RefugeeMonday, April 29, 2019 11:02:00 AM

    "If I had baller money ..."

    ... things won't work out the way you expect, especially if a lot of people know you have that kind of money.

    Relatives come out of the woodwork seeking your attention and other things, mostly in the form of hand-outs of some kind. Parts of your family who are fugitives from the law think you're the person to contact because you're really good at hiring lawyers.

    Then after having to crack the whip at these people for a while, you wind up with some paparazzi types who write nasty things about you, which are then picked up as "official sources" by Wikipedia.

    You try to get most of the lies published about you corrected in the press and on Wikipedia, but eventually you figure out that the lesser lies and rumors are a kind of shield you can keep in place so the would-be leg humpers won't find it quite so easy to latch on.

    Out of all of this, you find out that ONE, just ONE other person with your actual name is a decent person who doesn't want a ton of stuff from you, and he has a pretty cool career doing something you thought about doing, but didn't.

    This is in fact the only person outside your most trusted group of friends that you'd let crash in your living room for a few days when things get a little weird.

    Naturally, this person lives on the other side of the planet, and so this sort of thing never comes up.

    Even today, Wikipedia still says you're an absolute bastard, and they still depend on all of those "[citations]" from paparazzi types to "prove" it ...

    Be very, very careful what you wish for.

    And no, I don't "Google" myself, I learned not to do that a long time ago.

  4. I do it from time to time to see if anyone is searching for me. And no - not the popo. It's actually happened to me before.