Name That Face, Round 2: The Quickening



Bumping this to the top, because it’s OVER.

Check out the cornucopia of faces here.


Round 2 of Name That Face is underway!

Once again, the idea of the game — your goal is to be the first to identify the face in the photo. Sometimes there will be bonus points given for additional information.

To play this game, just start following Name That Face on the Twitter (you’ll of course have to get a Twitter account).

I’ll keep a running tally of everyone’s scores, and store it on this post.

Here is the first picture of Round 2:

I am giving an extra point if you tell me what movie this still is from.

Remember, don’t name the face here. Name it in a reply to my NameThatFace account on the Twitter.

The prizes for Round 2 have already been announced.


@dpressman – 107 points
@glitterlips24k – 100 points
@wolfsothern – 79 points
@artichoked – 75 points
@keithwade – 68 points
@stevesaragossi – 54 points
@Nyen_van_Toc – 31 points
@MattackTheDj – 29 points
@dave_mcgee – 29 points
@Goose – 28 points
@NateMcBeardsly – 25 points
@AndeeD – 22 points
@SnapTheJap – 17 points
@jakefincher – 16 points
@DavidSeligman – 15 points
@pickleops – 11 points
@johndstearns – 11 points
@TPiko – 10 points
@MiggyErbs – 9 points
@Janie16 – 8 points
@minicorrect – 8 points
@weepydonuts – 7 points
@pie_maker – 6 points
@mikeloggie – 6 points
@galtomasum – 5 points
@mrstevenpyatt – 5 points
@addiecharlotte – 4 points
@Dhppy – 4 points
@HAMMER32 – 4 points
@ajonathancox – 4 points
@pjwaldron – 4 points
@SceneStealrEric – 4 points
@BunnyKickButt – 3 points
@Erika_Olsen – 3 points
@mattbelknap – 3 points
@ranielle – 3 point
@thejoemoore – 3 points
@bagocornfriend – 2 points
@JimmyLuttrell – 2 points
@BuckPimpette77 – 2 points
@genegeorge – 2 points
@tvpam – 2 points
@CathyofTO – 2 points
@imaginaryreview – 1 point
@stevethegreat – 1 point
@eliter – 1 point
@andrew_mayfield – 1 point
@pdoubleg – 1 point
@MyNameIsGaron – 1 point
@Dogfish_Fred – 1 point
@jaycee419 – 1 point
@chipcityls – 1 point
@PaplooThePirate – 1 point
@janelock – 1 point
@debenham – 1 point

Light Posting, Heavy Twittering, Doodling And You

I haven’t been posting a lot. I don’t know why I feel the need to tell you. It’s self-evident, isn’t it?

Round 2 of Name That Face! is nearing the end (July 31st), so most of my energies have been focused there.

However, I do have sixty seconds or so to provide you with a doodle. First commenter with a doodle idea gets that idea doodled.


For Manx:
The Jonas Brothers making out with Hanson.

Baby Deer — Y’Know, For The Kids

Hi. I took another bike ride yesterday on the Salt Creek trail. It was fun and exciting and sexy, as usual.

Like I have said before, I see deer all the time when I’m riding — nothing exceptional. However, I promised my kids I would take some pictures if I saw anything interesting.

Sure enough, I saw a baby deer, on the trail not too far from my house.

Here ya go. Click on any pic for bigger babyishness.

The Turtle Who Thought He Was A Casino Greeter

*Someday* I want to do a comix week on my blog, where all the posts are drawn instead of written.

Unfortunately, I do not see that happening in the near future.

Of the several people interested in collaborating with me on some comics, SamuraiFrog was kind and awesome enough to submit a cartoon based on an idea of mine.

He sent it to me way back in November 2008, and I’ve been holding it back from the people of the Internet. But no longer!

People of the Internet, enjoy! (click on the pic for a larger version).

Thank you, SF. You are a good person and a wonderful cartoonist.

41,132 Rickrolls And Counting

You know about Rickrolling, right? (e.g. Here, this is my theory on quantum physics)


On the Twitter I use a URL-shortening service called It takes long URLs and scrunches them. There are other websites like Tinyurl and the even slightly shorter, but I like using for some reason. (and the other URL-shortening websites, I presume) use some sort of algorithm to reduce URLs to their small form. It really has nothing to do with *who* is requesting the shortened URL — the smaller URL will be the same.

One thing neat about is it will show you how many clicks have gone through one of their shortened URLs.

Out of curiousity, I picked the most-viewed video of Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” (over 18M views thus far) and’ed it.

I personally want to thank and the other URL-shortening services for making Rickrolling possible.

The IFSRMC Has A Logo!

As far as I know, the group I announced a short time ago, the International Federation of Second-Run Movie Critics (IFSMRC) still has but one member (“ME”).

Despite this, I have continued to move forward with administrative business.

So, via the talent and dedication of the lovely Becca, we got a freaking logo.

I have also resized it for sidebar-displaying purposes!

Can you imagine displaying this badge of honor on *your* website? Let me know if you are interested in joining this prestigious institution!