Just how horrible is your namesake's blog? January 23, 2002 12:05 AM   Subscribe

The Namesake Horrorshow: Just how horrible is your namesake's blog? Mine is awful, baseball-mad and is severely indicator-disabled. As this weren't enough, this Miguel Cardoso doppelganger also comes up first on Google.

Still, I bet mine is not as bad as yours...
posted by MiguelCardoso to General Weblog-Related at 12:05 AM (29 comments total)

I'm betting that no one else with my name has a weblog. It's just a hunch...
posted by gyc at 12:37 AM on January 23, 2002

posted by dong_resin at 1:21 AM on January 23, 2002

Mine is fun and fine. And even if it's more my blogs namesake I still read it every week or so.
posted by nedrichards at 3:32 AM on January 23, 2002

No weblog in my name, but according to crewgrrl it dominates a movie (which I've not seen)."In the garage. In the garage. IN THE GAR-AHHHH-HAAA-GE!" --Scott, "Poltergeist III" This movie would make a great drinking game, they repeat everything 650 times. If you drank everytime someone said "Carol Anne," you'd be wasted in about 20 minutes. Oh, my goodness.
posted by Carol Anne at 5:20 AM on January 23, 2002

nowt for me. which is good.
posted by Frasermoo at 5:55 AM on January 23, 2002

dead managers for the Beatles rarely have web logs...
posted by machaus at 6:27 AM on January 23, 2002

although travelling to Brazil sounds nice right about now.
posted by machaus at 6:28 AM on January 23, 2002

This guy may be a 3rd or 4th cousin--he grew up in Buffalo, and I know my aunt Estelle writes to relatives there--my father was born in Galicia in Poland and from what I've seen from the American Family Immigration History Center, a lot of the Poles with my last name seem to have come from there. I used to write for The Rocket here in Seattle--when I called him once, the other Karl, he told me people sometimes ask him if he's me. Since I get the same thing from people online from time to time, in reverse, it's only fair. He's #1 in Google but my show's counter gets more hits than his home page's--heh heh. On the other hand, he is employed, sigh...
posted by y2karl at 8:04 AM on January 23, 2002

few are named after me, so i have to go with things that are vaguely related. an anime-crazy girl. a peace corps volunteer. dreama. when one person writes about "moz", they shockingly mean me! and i'm just so happy google archived the link just so.

next thing you know, all the fly girls will carve my name into their arms with fountain pens.
posted by moz at 8:31 AM on January 23, 2002

Short-lived. Must have had some legal trouble with the Hallmark people.
posted by Kafkaesque at 8:56 AM on January 23, 2002

severely indicator-disabled

what does this mean?
posted by danOstuporStar at 9:10 AM on January 23, 2002

From Kafkaesque's Namesake Site:

(an excerpt from a poem)

In my foolish optimistic days of youth,
Cheaply did I weigh my heart,
And stupidly did I let it latch,
Itself to any line that a tart did cast,
But now with my tired limbs and weary recollection,
With heavy eyes and wounds of passion,
t'would seem better for me to have fucked around,
rather than to have let my self be dicked around.

God. That's beautiful.
posted by ColdChef at 9:38 AM on January 23, 2002

There used to be an encyclopedic "Matthew Baldwin's Meg Ryan" page. It's gone now, but back when it was active I always enjoyed urging casual aquaintances to check out "my" page, just to see how they treated me the next time we crossed paths (e.g., "So, uh, hey Matt, boy I bet you loved Kate & Leopold, huh?").
posted by Shadowkeeper at 9:50 AM on January 23, 2002

No bloggers with my name, but my self-googling did turn up a surprising number of Jon McNally's ; a news photographer, a student at the University of Dayton, and some guy in San Francisco who's active in something called a "Celtic Soccer Club" and a session musician named "Larry Jon McNally." Not to mention there's an op-ed parody at the Onion with a fictional yuppie-type guy named Jon McNally as the author, which creeps me out a bit, makes me think someone at the onion might know me and be tweaking me for some slight back in high-school or something.
So, thanks a lot MIguel, now I'm up to my ass in doppelgangers.
posted by jonmc at 10:05 AM on January 23, 2002

No namesake for moi! Being that I'm a Marketing Genius, I dominate the searches for stuff that would normally be related to me or my sites. Huzzah.
posted by tomorama at 10:47 AM on January 23, 2002

I would really hate to be anyone against whom an Onion writer held a grudge.

Given that my first and last name correspond to the first names, respectively, of our former president and the wife of his vice president, googling on my name -- even as a contiguous phrase -- produces not so much people who share it but instead results like this one.
posted by BT at 10:48 AM on January 23, 2002

So, thanks a lot Miguel, now I'm up to my ass in doppelgangers.

For some reason I'm picturing Schwarzenegger or Stallone uttering that line in an action movie, and chomping a cigar while explosions go off in the background and doppelgangers wreak havoc in Los Angeles.

posted by Karl at 10:51 AM on January 23, 2002

I have never, not once, not ever, wanted to be a skiiing dentist (note: beautiful music pours out of this site).
posted by rosecrans at 11:05 AM on January 23, 2002

...if I only had a blog

Would it be tacky to have ParisParamus as the name of my blog? That's my dream.
posted by ParisParamus at 3:15 PM on January 23, 2002

I keep track of all the other jessamyns in case they lay a claim to my online empire. There's only one other Jessamyn West as far as I know, and she's been dead for years, but my was she a badass!
posted by jessamyn at 4:01 PM on January 23, 2002

i get email from people wanting ticket information. i guess quite a few orchestras go by "ThePhil" for philharmonic.

apparently my cultfictionary thing comes up first on google for thephil.

posted by th3ph17 at 5:19 PM on January 23, 2002

Hmmm. Best I could come up with was a band called 'Cibo Matto' with a track (album?) called 'Sci-Fi Wasabi'. The lyrics:

Shirely know Moby
Obi-wan Kenobi
Told me in the lobby...

Apparently it rhymes when you have a Japanese accent.

posted by obiwanwasabi at 6:28 PM on January 23, 2002

I believe I win this contest. I just hope to God nobody mistakes this guy for me.
posted by Mapes at 9:11 AM on January 24, 2002

wait a minute Mapes, you mean i've been sending all those checks to the wrong guy?
posted by th3ph17 at 11:07 AM on January 24, 2002

Heh.. dig this...
The result of an image search for dong_resin.
posted by dong_resin at 8:30 AM on January 25, 2002

I've got an Italian pop star, a French porn star, this lady, the "one and only jenny b," and my favorite, the personal homepage a Catholic school teacher with a bad grasp of sytax and an ever worse grasp of web design.

None of those are blogs, though, but technically neither is my site. And I come up first on google. Nyah!
posted by jennyb at 5:06 PM on January 25, 2002

Jennyb: I loved the last jennyb's invitiation to look at some "honeymoon pictures"--with the suggestively wobbling lighthouse gif. Wink wink, say no more, say no more! ;)
posted by rodii at 7:18 PM on January 26, 2002

The result of an image search for dong_resin.

<bart>I wash myself with a rag on a stick.</bart> .wav

posted by kirkaracha at 8:52 PM on January 26, 2002

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