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November 9, 2001 6:23 AM   Subscribe

Visual Truth or Random Image? We always thought we knew the man behind MetaFilter. But go to Google's Image Search and type: founder of metafilter. Well . . . now you really know.
posted by jacknose (49 comments total)

 
What's even more frightening is if you type the same thing in the AltaVista image search you get a reflection of Ayatollah Khomeini.
posted by jacknose at 6:31 AM on November 9, 2001


I dunno, jacknose. It looks like a faithful rendition of Matt's and MetaFilter's star status to me. But who the hell is the other guy?
posted by MiguelCardoso at 6:38 AM on November 9, 2001


metafilter search function has been as rock solid and reliable as any of bill's software of late. oh wait...it IS bill's software...
posted by quonsar at 6:52 AM on November 9, 2001


yeah, but, jacknose, which one of these is you?
posted by mattpfeff at 7:00 AM on November 9, 2001


Thank god for that. I was expecting for a moment there to see Bert.
posted by dlewis at 7:02 AM on November 9, 2001


Yaaaaayyyy!! My dog and cat appear and not Bill Gates!
posted by machaus at 7:06 AM on November 9, 2001


Google obviously don't like us much. Check out their idea of a typical MetaFilter member. Are we really that snarky?
posted by MiguelCardoso at 7:08 AM on November 9, 2001


And here are more MetaFilter members, but this time *red light goes on* with the mature content filter OFF. Talk about hardcore!
posted by MiguelCardoso at 7:14 AM on November 9, 2001


Blimey! First Bill Gates, now Jenna Bush.
posted by dlewis at 7:15 AM on November 9, 2001


And...shush!...Plastic.com, even...
posted by MiguelCardoso at 7:19 AM on November 9, 2001


dlewis - heres the real deal
posted by Voyageman at 7:22 AM on November 9, 2001


So George Bush's niece is a runaway model in Milan? How come this hasn't been on the news. Have they found her yet?
posted by dlewis at 7:25 AM on November 9, 2001


Here's another quirk. If you search "Metatalk" with the modesty filter on you get no photo of Matt. But if you go wild and switch it off, then you get the famous Matt-in-a-hat picture. Now I've inspected this image from top to bottom, even looking for hidden Berts, but, for the life of me, can find nothing in it I wouldn't wish my daughters to see. Or am I missing something?
posted by MiguelCardoso at 7:38 AM on November 9, 2001


Hahahahahahahahaha
posted by Optamystic at 7:39 AM on November 9, 2001


machaus, Django is no doubt one bad-ass cat. (mattpfeff, I'm the babe.)
posted by jacknose at 7:44 AM on November 9, 2001


Matt does look pretty racy in that photo. (Note to self: keep the filter on.)
posted by jacknose at 7:49 AM on November 9, 2001


What about Optamystic unfiltered? Didn't realize how popular I am: 1,460 immature and 15,500 mature images of "Carol Anne." (None of me, though!)
posted by Carol Anne at 7:51 AM on November 9, 2001


So George Bush's niece is a runaway model in Milan?

Ahh... on second reading it actually says runway model. I'll get my coat.
posted by dlewis at 7:55 AM on November 9, 2001


WARNING: Do not click on the "sexy metafilter" results, with the filter off, if you're easily offended. Thank you.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 7:59 AM on November 9, 2001


again, with the filter on...nothing. but turn it on, and ...
posted by danOstuporStar at 8:18 AM on November 9, 2001


The Register confirms that open source software would not exist were it not for the (Google) founder of metafilter.
posted by mmarcos at 8:18 AM on November 9, 2001


danOstuporStar: I suspected as much. I get the message, I'm going to lay off for a while. :-)
Boy, does Google suck! What can the search criteria be?
posted by MiguelCardoso at 8:24 AM on November 9, 2001


Mine shows puppy genitalia. It's true. It's true. (he turns 2 this month)
posted by owillis at 8:33 AM on November 9, 2001


O.J, a knife in the head, and crack addiction.
posted by bradth27 at 8:39 AM on November 9, 2001


Wanted, Dead or Alive. But I didn't think my complexion had gotten so blue...
posted by BT at 9:30 AM on November 9, 2001


In a crowd like this, you'll never find me! Bwa-ha-ha!
posted by briank at 9:36 AM on November 9, 2001


Lots of people called Dave wearing hats. what are the chances of that, eh?
posted by davehat at 9:36 AM on November 9, 2001


Just pictures of me, I'm afraid.
posted by iceberg273 at 9:47 AM on November 9, 2001


I win
posted by Shadowkeeper at 9:49 AM on November 9, 2001


oh. my. gawd.
posted by quonsar at 9:51 AM on November 9, 2001


Predictable results.
posted by ColdChef at 9:52 AM on November 9, 2001


Holy crap! ... I'm sorry, quonsar... I never knew that such an array of disturbing images could exist like that...

As for me, I think this means that I'm actually a direct descendant of the pharaohs and I must go claim my rightful place as ruler of Egypt at once!

... or maybe it's just kinda weird but meaningless.
posted by whatnotever at 9:52 AM on November 9, 2001


Yeah, this pretty much sums it up for me. VNC, the 5k, Metafilter, and Miss Cleo.
posted by waxpancake at 9:53 AM on November 9, 2001


here's to unique nicknames!

Two pics from my blog and a mefi logo. (the logo goes away if you turn the mature content filter on though).
posted by jewishbuddha at 9:54 AM on November 9, 2001


Nope. Quonsar wins.
posted by ColdChef at 9:55 AM on November 9, 2001


Apparently my great-great-great Grandfather was a famous mathematician. When I went to Slovenia I found some of my relatives, and I already knew that the "j" was dropped off of my last name. I love google.
posted by plemeljr at 9:57 AM on November 9, 2001


Two screenshots of OSX and my icons based on famous websites.

And then some 4th image that I didn't make.

posted by jragon at 10:22 AM on November 9, 2001


Some firefighter guy and an "Atlas Shrugged" book cover? I am underwhelmed.
posted by youhas at 10:35 AM on November 9, 2001


What the Hell?

why does this come up under my name? ^_^

CLICK
posted by Satapher at 11:53 AM on November 9, 2001


(the(MeFi) logo goes away if you turn the mature content filter on though).

Let's face it, jewishbuddha: MetaFilter is pretty mature. Hey, we can't be young forever! ;-)
posted by MiguelCardoso at 12:44 PM on November 9, 2001


So, Miguel..or should we call you Satan In Gorey now? Just what's the deal with this Shabbatai Zevi connection anyway? Come on, buddy, 'fess up...
posted by y2karl at 6:58 PM on November 9, 2001


Aw shucks, some guy who stole my handle and was the main apologist for that other fake Messiah. Loved the Singer ref, y2karl. Hated that I couldn't googlimage up a few y2karl pics in return. Grrrrr
posted by MiguelCardoso at 9:15 PM on November 9, 2001


On the other hand, dear earlug, pop matters, huh? :-)
posted by MiguelCardoso at 9:18 PM on November 9, 2001


wow, quonsar is a mine!
posted by kliuless at 6:19 AM on November 10, 2001


i'm pure like satapher.
posted by kliuless at 6:22 AM on November 10, 2001


I wasn't gonna share mine, but some of these images appeared in my dreams last night and I take it as a sign. Actually, some of quonsar's appeared there too. Would you believe ho014.jpg and Ferris Buehler on a ferris wheel at Jesus Beach?
posted by ferris at 9:58 AM on November 10, 2001


Miguel: Eeyew!
posted by y2karl at 11:06 AM on November 10, 2001


But, wow, the Chabad connection..now that is fascinating.
posted by y2karl at 11:08 AM on November 10, 2001


Hey, you want fries with that?
posted by y2karl at 11:11 AM on November 10, 2001


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