OpinionAs you get older, more and more strangers start to look familiar.
      – Lee J Haywood, 2008-09-18 at 15:55:30   (15 comments)

On 2008-09-18 at 18:00:34, Baslisks wrote...
as you see a lot of people you recognize features of friends. AS a military kid I see that quite often where I see my old friends in the faces of new friends.
On 2008-09-18 at 18:23:17, BorgClown wrote...
@Baslisks: You should rotate your avatar, that would give us more ginger goodness to ogle at =)
On 2008-09-18 at 18:24:04, BorgClown wrote...
And, um, I agree. Also, I think that it makes us more prejudiced when meeting strangers, based on who they remind us of.
On 2008-09-18 at 18:31:16, Lee J Haywood wrote...
I think it's worse if you're like me and both watch a lot of TV and look through thousands upon thousands of photographs on the Internet, e.g. on http://flickr.com - you end up thinking that almost everyone looks roughly like someone you've seen before. Having said that, even when I was young I found that I'd meet someone for the first time and a minute later they seemed familiar - even though they hadn't at first. That can get confusing. (-:
On 2008-09-18 at 18:39:52, BorgClown wrote...
It is very common, http://totallylookslike.com is based on that premise alone. Check out young McCain: http://totallylookslike.com/2008/09/10/john-mccain-totally-looks-like-george-eads
On 2008-09-18 at 18:44:03, Lee J Haywood wrote...
Worse, some of the time someone looks familiar because you have seen them before - but you cannot work out where they're from. (-:
On 2008-09-18 at 18:46:46, Baslisks wrote...
@BorgClown: Going to probably switch avatars to my old stand by. Just felt like having something pretty then a bit drab. Never thought about my effect with the net. Maybe thats why I see people.
On 2008-09-18 at 18:52:20, BorgClown wrote...
@Baslisks: You lost me on the last phrase. Did you mean that's how you see people? I absolutely see people's comments linked to their avatars. And I've seen a change of avatar affect the tone of the comments you get back.
On 2008-09-18 at 19:09:10, Baslisks wrote...
No the thing Lee was talking about.
On 2008-09-18 at 19:48:41, Nevermore wrote...
I'm starting to think this is true.
On 2008-09-18 at 21:01:43, Beeba wrote...
once, on acid, i found it extremely difficult to differentiate between human faces at all. the differences are actually very subtle. i was looking at people the way i look at, say, insects. nearly all of them are symmetrical, they have a nose, mouth, two eyes, two ears and hair. if you're not used to seeing humans all the time they all look the same.
On 2008-09-18 at 21:05:00, Lee J Haywood wrote...
You can (sometimes) get the same effect looking at your own face in a mirror when it's dark - if there isn't enough information to recognise yourself, it looks as though there's an ape looking back at you.
On 2008-09-18 at 21:14:54, BorgClown wrote...
Also remember to say Bloody Mary three times.
On 2008-09-18 at 23:30:37, Beeba wrote...
that reminds me of another acid trip lee. i spent a good amount of time in front of the mirror amusing myself with my very own remote-controlled monkey! i can make it do whatever i want!
On 2008-09-19 at 03:59:02, Wonkobox wrote...
ive found that i feel like i know fewer and fewer people as ive grown up and experienced the world.