Tagged: Google Image Meme

Neil Beynon tagged me for this meme, which is handy as I’m currently feeling under the weather and unable to focus on writing anything of substance. Hooray for memes.

So, this one requires me to type my name into Google Image Search and post the most interesting folk who share it with me. This is pretty easy when your name is common as muck. Okay, “Shaun” is more unusual than “Green”, at least here in the UK, but it’s fairly common in the USA. As a result I had a wide range of professional and semi-professional athletes to choose from, like the basketball player, the major league baseball player, the “soccer” coach and the intimidating Linebacker.

However, what with sports being boring and dull and generally a non-nerdy endeavour (I play drinking games, pool, and squash, in that order; I also ski and board, but they’re not competitive) I looked further afield.

Not Shaun Green the bikerNumber one is Shaun Green the Winnipeg biker and web designer. This is the picture next to his bio. Sadly, he admits it isn’t him. What a rip, Shaun! You spoiled GIS. Oh well: I have a soft spot for bikers, as my parents both ride and my Dad competes in pre-65 scrambling competitions. Maybe one day Shaun G of Winnipeg will be able to rip wild stunts, or possibly beat my Dad in a race.

Next up is this chap (guess the name) of Bundaberg, Australia. He’s into land cruisers, which by the looks of it is one of those hobbies where you do the utmost you can to fuck your suspension and carbon footprint simultaneously. You know, like rallying! It sounds fun. There’s a whole range of pictures on that page, so I won’t embed any – go goggle at the gear I Googled instead.

Rescue team saves hypothermic Shaun GreenAn honourable mention is due to this Shaun Green, who was 23 in 2006 (making him very close to my age). The photo’s pretty good, isn’t it? Apparently he was found “slumped over a rock and unresponsive.” Apart from the hypothermia (and, okay, being up a mountain), that sounds like a pretty normal night out for us Shaun Greens. Fortunately I believe he made a full recovery, so I can get away with making light of my doppelganger’s adventure-gone-wrong.

By this point I’d almost run out of Shaun Greens, and so I needed a new tack.

Shawn Green - DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMFortunately, by tweaking the search strings a bit, I was able to happen across Shawn Green (right), the first (near-)namesake of mine I came across. I first spotted him in the credits for iD Software’s classic Doom. He’s also worked on Wolfenstein 3D, Quake, Hexen, the Doom sequels and ports, 007: Nightfire, Halo, the Brothers in Arms series, and, um, Ion Storm’s notorious flops Daikatana and Anachronox. Speaking as a gamer, sharing a name with this guy is pretty fucking sweet. Certainly a bit cooler than the indie games maker Shaun Green (I’ve not tried any of his games, but I don’t think I’m missing much).

You’re supposed to tag other people, so on the off chance that they’re interested here are my nominees:

James Bloomer (Big Dumb Object)
Paul Raven (Velcro City Tourist Board)
Ben Boffey (Gamenian Ranten – update your blog, Ben!)
Justin Pickard (Nostalgia for the Future)
Steve Wilson (My Elves Are Different)

…and of course anyone else who wants a go. Now leave me to my lemsip (“hot lemon powders”, actually – I don’t tend to buy branded).

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10 Responses to “Tagged: Google Image Meme”
  1. Justin says:

    Done and dusted! Not sure whether my pingback worked, though.

  2. Shaun CG says:

    The pingback worked, yeah – just below our comments. I guess it took a bit to come through. I don’t know how these things work… :)

    I tried to comment on your post but apparently I have to be logged in, and your site won’t accept my generic WordPress account. I was gonna say that a Pastor and a Texan psychobilly band are pretty cool results.

  3. Justin says:

    Hmm, I’ll try and sort that commenting thing out.

  4. Paul Raven says:

    OK, I’ll try to get on this later today or tomorrow. By the way, I was looking at the source code for this page (trying to suss some of the CSS &c), and noticed you have a hidden ad for a law firm in Phoenix embedded in the header. As I’m presuming that’s not deliberate, you may want to take a squizz at your code. If it is deliberate, feel free to edit this comment. ;)

  5. Shaun CG says:

    How utterly bizarre. Thanks for letting me know – I’d not spotted that. It has been expunged…

  6. Joey says:

    Do they still make cherry lemsip?

    When I moved back to Canada after living in England for 3 years I brought a load back. . . its all since gone. . . and I haven’t been back to get more. . .

    :)

    Surfed in From Neil’s blog. . . .

  7. Bizarrely putting my name it with speech marks around it brings up first my halls of residence in my first 3 years at university and then a picture of someone i know holding a pint.

  8. Shaun CG says:

    Hi Joey, welcome to the blog. Cherry lemsip eh? I don’t remember seeing any but I tend to just stick with the lemon myself. I reserve flavour appeal for things I want to drink. ;)

    Rachel: there’s no escape from the intarwubs! Our past will haunt us forever…

  9. neilbe says:

    Nice selection, and I like the biker photo even if it isn’t your namesake.

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