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Art or Not?

What is art, really? Is it dependent on context? Do you need an art history degree to appreciate it? Was Jackson Pollock an artist or a scam artist? Are Grand Tour portraits considered art merely because of their age? These questions have been objectively unanswerable - until now. Through the power of the internet, and the experience of Hot or Not, we can measure the democratic answer to these questions.
posted by Pants! on Dec 29, 2011 - 93 comments

The hypnotic beauty of the average face

The hypnotic beauty of the average face. When you average out peoples facial features, the result is strangely beautiful. Which is odd. This captivating website lets you play with facial averaging and design your own people. You can upload your own face and nudge it towards the dark-eyed loveliness that we seem programmed to desire. There are also links to theories suggesting why average people, instead of being bland, are hot. Facial averaging has been discussed before. More on facial beauty from Germany and St Andrews.
posted by grahamwell on Jun 18, 2007 - 43 comments

Famous 2.0

Famousr is a sort of celebrity hot or not.
posted by cgc373 on Apr 10, 2007 - 57 comments

what people like

What's attractive? Averaged female faces from Hot or Not "These women do not exist.They are a composite of about 30 faces that I created to find out the current standard of good looks on the Internet." also by age and origin
posted by petsounds on Feb 12, 2007 - 103 comments

Oh no you didn't.

hotghettomess.com -- I found this by following links from an earlier post. I am posting it because it is full of content and wry commentary. Since it may need to be said, I am not posting this out of any prejudice.
posted by longsleeves on Feb 22, 2006 - 48 comments

Bill Hemmer is so hot

Talking Heads. Not until I stumbled upon this site did I figure out what it was the the Internet was missing. I've wanted to have Sanjay on my desktop for so long. And now that I have the ability to vote for which "journalist" I think is the hottest, I can finally feel as if I am participating in these news programs. That is Democracy, after all.
posted by panoptican on Sep 22, 2005 - 33 comments

hot or not meets google maps

Hotornot meets google maps. The best web services mashup of all time?
posted by ph00dz on Jul 21, 2005 - 22 comments

They call this research?

Attractiveness of your name is linked to attractiveness of your face. Even more interesting, the so called "professional" researcher used the service "Hot or Not" to conduct her research by uploading fake profiles.
posted by banished on Aug 12, 2004 - 12 comments

How old do I look?

How old do I look? This is a fascinating project -- almost like an intellectual's HotOrNot, that plays with our perception and societal ideals of age and beauty. I was close to right only about half the time, otherwise I was waaaay off.
posted by mathowie on May 8, 2004 - 64 comments

Simon vs. Hitler

"I can't compete with Brad Pitt or Ewan McGregor. I can't even compete with John Smith and Joe Average. But, I ask myself... Could I compete with Hitler?" The very best use of HotOrNot ever.
posted by webmutant on May 28, 2003 - 39 comments

fat...so?

Sure I'm insensitive, but you're fat. This jabeep may be on to something -- has our hot-or-not culture done away with all pretense of looking further than skin deep? fat may not be a "moral failing" anymore, but our growing national waistline doesn't seem to slow continued mockery of the non-slim...can't we be gorgeous ingenue hotties too, not just funny sidekicks? (via Bifurcated Rivets)
posted by serafinapekkala on May 1, 2003 - 128 comments

blog.hotornot.com.

blog.hotornot.com. call it a sophomoric joke. but i'm betting everyone included in the beauty pageant is afraid of a low rating. the only thing about this i find surprising is that neale hasn't done it already. (via victor.)
posted by patricking on Jul 26, 2002 - 15 comments

Have you ever wondered how many Am I X Or Not? sites there are? Check your names here. And if you're looking for inspiration for a new domain name look no further than this nifty tool that they have.
posted by ajbattrick on Jul 22, 2002 - 2 comments

Poemranker,

Poemranker, the hotornot of poetry.
posted by swift on May 10, 2002 - 10 comments

Am I Annoying or Not?

Am I Annoying or Not? I realize that the whole 'Am I X or Not' is so 1999, but this is actually pretty entertaining. The amount of research is astounding if you consider the massive index that they maintain. As a side note, Jack Osbourne is sitting at 100% annoying.
posted by catatonic on Apr 27, 2002 - 19 comments

AmIHotOrNot taken to the next level.

AmIHotOrNot taken to the next level. Who would you sleep with?
posted by Su on Apr 3, 2001 - 22 comments

Am I fucked or not?

Am I fucked or not? In the best MeFi tradition of flogging a dead meme and reveling in schadenfreude, it's a "hot or not" for rating the viability of dot-coms.
(Link courtesy of the real /usr/bin/girl via PCJM)
posted by anildash on Feb 22, 2001 - 6 comments

Is this plagiarism or not?

Is this plagiarism or not? Have to profess an interest here: I write for this site sometimes. But when I see they've created yet another "Hot or Not" ripoff I begin to wonder... will this joke ever end?
posted by tobyslater on Jan 9, 2001 - 4 comments

am I a GOOD PARODY OF “AM I HOT OR NOT” or NOT?

am I a GOOD PARODY OF “AM I HOT OR NOT” or NOT?
posted by palegirl on Dec 13, 2000 - 15 comments

Who loves ya baby

Who loves ya baby AmIHotOrNot with a twist, humiliated by receiving a paltry 2.3 ? Could it be that ninety nine percent of the votes came from vegetarian midgets that smoke ? Wouldn't it be nice to know you are a solid 9.4 amongst the one percent of blonde Amazonian godess' ? Get detailed demographic info on the types of people voting for you :)
posted by zeoslap on Dec 6, 2000 - 7 comments

Am I Hot or Not?

Am I Hot or Not?
Beware of this link. If you click on it you will be sucked in for hours. The idea, rate people's looks on a scale of 1 to 10. The people? Anyone who uploads their picture to the site, both men and women.

I have never found a site more habit forming in my life. Like Dack (who I got the link from) I skipped food, drink and missed my bus.
posted by DragonBoy on Oct 25, 2000 - 47 comments


Narcissism at it's worst?

Narcissism at it's worst? People post their pictures and are rated by everyone else. Kind of sick, but I still look at it.
posted by owillis on Sep 15, 2000 - 6 comments

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