I Spy the Eyeguy, A Reprise

My tongue-firmly-planted-in-cheek post of last week caught the eye of one Fusioneer who just so happens to be a former Federal gumshoe. Not only did she use her detective tricks-of-the-trade to “spy” a picture of me on the internet, but she proceeded to “Simpsonize” me as well:


Handsome devil, don’t you think? I think he looks more like a Freudian psychoanalyst than an optometrist.

Now I was already aware that this former G-person (let’s call her “June”) knew who I was because I found out that she did several months ago (I have my own sources, you know). But June is no stalker, and we’ve traded some good-natured emails about cyber-snooping and other topics that I’ve blogged about.

I also wasn’t too surprised that she could find a picture of me as well since there are several of them floating around out there in cyberspace. Everyone knows where I grew up, where I went to college, my occupation, where I live, what my family looks like, where my kids go to school and most can easily figure out where I go to church even though I’ve never mentioned it by name. The large majority of folks who pass through here regularly know who I am and what I look like and that I’m no big fat hairy deal.

Really, the pseudonym is, like many things on this blog, a tongue-in-cheek parody in and of itself, and the day will probably come soon when I will finally “reveal” my true identity to the minority who may still be in the dark. In the meantime, why not maintain a little mystery and have a little fun with it?

But still, this should serve as a lesson to everyone who blogs (anonymously or not) of how easy it is to tie the words written to the person doing the writing. The digital trail, even for those with a modicum of research skills, is relatively easy to follow. “Anonymity,” at the end of the day, is an illusion; assimilation is only a key stroke away.

Actually, now that June has finally “outed” me, I’m kinda relieved. The pressure of having to start each day looking like Pre was really starting to get to me.

  1. That Girl

    I worked for so long to be anonymous. I noticed that someone had googled my name recently and my blog was the first thing on the list. I’d rather that not happen but… it did.

  2. mmlace

    I haven’t tried to be completely anonymous…I figured it was a lot cause…but most times I still don’t feel like using my actual name (although it’s not hard to figure out!) But then the first person that linked to me put both my first & last name on his page…so then it was all over!

    I’m not much of a fan of mystery and/or surprises. (Yeah, I know, I’m no fun!) Seriously, though, as one who is in the minority that is “still in the dark,” I look forward to that day.

  3. reJoyce

    Probably silly of me, but I’ve never tried to be 100% anonymous. I never figured what I wrote would be interesting to anyone but people who loved me and felt obligated to read it.

    Oh, and if it makes you feel any better, I have no idea who you are or what you look like. 😉

  4. Mike the Eyeguy


    You forgot to add “…and I don’t care.” 😉

  5. Double vision

    Have not seen you in years-so you say you are no big fat hairy deal. People can change a lot.

  6. Mike the Eyeguy

    DV, if you just squint hard enough (like until there’s only slits left), I look about the same as I always did.

  7. reJoyce

    “….and I don’t care.”


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