Sunday, April 01, 2007

If you see Chris Hansen, it's trouble

This article is NOT referring to me -- but it's still kind of weird to read a headline like this when you share a name with a network news personality who targets sex offenders:

If you see Chris Hansen, it's trouble

6 Comments:

Anonymous Chuck said...

How weird. Less than a minute ago, I just finished watching the Alan Berliner documentary "The Sweetest Sound," in which Berliner describes his ambivalence at sharing his name with other people, including the French filmmaker Alain Berliner.

4/01/2007 9:56 PM  
Anonymous Jonathan Chisdes said...

Hey, I saw "The Sweetest Sound" too. That was an interesting movie.

Although it was hell growing up with a name that no one had ever heard of or knew how to pronounce, there is definitely an advantage knowing that you are the only person in the world with your name. And if your name is in the paper, or in Google, you know it's definitely you!

4/01/2007 10:20 PM  
Blogger Chris Hansen said...

that's a bizarre coincidence, chuck! i guess we're in a weird sort of sync, LOL.

4/02/2007 6:47 AM  
Blogger badMike said...

I love both you guys. "To Catch a Predator" is a laugh riot every week.

Googling my own name, I did find that there's another "Mike Everleth" out in the world. But he seems to be into fishing and not cult movies, so our paths have never crossed.

P.S. Have you seen "American Splendor"? There's a great story in it about three "Harvey Pekar"s. Great bit.

4/02/2007 1:57 PM  
Blogger pooks said...

I once googled the name I went by as a child and found two women. One rode dressage and showed horses. The other was a lunchroom lady.

Sigh.

4/02/2007 8:49 PM  
Blogger Chris Hansen said...

the weirdest part of this is the access google (or any search engine) has given us to this info. previously, all you could do was look in your local phone book (or other city's phone books if you were traveling, i suppose).

i also share my name with the ACLU's senior legal counsel, btw. how would i know this without google?!

4/02/2007 8:54 PM  

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