Listen: Ben Affleck, Google, Matt discussed on The Fifth Column
"I get an Email and this isn't there really days of blogs like the not the non tech bucks, political blogs of which I was definitely part of. So back then before there was the goddamn Facebook less looked in two thousand three, right? So you can see the side by side. If you know if the make fifty match fish to do an image, a Google image search of Ben Affleck, Matt Welsh. You'll see some material out there discussing this. So back then I had a reasonably popular blog and there wasn't, you know, goddamn Facebook and all these other things Twitter's and things. And so blogs were so hysterically over indexed in Google. You can Google search the name, Matt. And I was like the sixth thing that would come up for a hot minute there, then it all like a fell apart for very good reasons. And there was a cycle, blog. Critics dot com were just a bunch of early bloggers sort of got together, and I think it's still is going concern to write about music and such. And one of the women who did it made some joke like, aha, Matt Welsh. He's he's our Ben Affleck in the blogosphere, which is where the people a lot of bad words there, and I'm responsible for at least one of them. And so because of that, and because my name would come up presumably like seventy third on a Google search of Ben Affleck and lookalike back in two thousand three. I was contacted by talent scout of from trying to put together. This reality show called celebrity lookalikes because they heard that I looked like about Affleck and I was like, I really know that wasn't that picture is from ninety three or four. Here's what I don't understand what you're saying. Commenters said that you look like Ben Affleck. I'm wondering you wrote that on your blog. I mean, I wasn't posing necessarily as someone else saying Lou that the hacker has some the hackers on your blog. One person Baid a joke, and that was enough to get indexed on Google, get me called by someone. And I'm like, dude, I looked seriously more like Matt, Damon on a bad day. Then Ben Affleck on that's day and. And she's like, no, no, you really need to come down. And so I spent like two days filming on the CBS lot. The celebrity lookalike contest and and everyone there obviously is an actor well, except me, yeah, I had to do ad-libbing on the spot and I was canceled is what you're saying, aired it aired I'm on the, I think it was like ninety six out of one hundred and three shows that week, the pilot aired in bombed. It's go anywhere, but those whose bed flex and the Jennifer, not Jennifer garner split the of jaylo because they were a thing back then. Yeah, right. So they it was them to in the maybe a couple of other characters, and I'm on it for a second there and I had to, they're like, what would you do if lo cut you? You know blowing three million dollars in Vegas again, and I'm like, I, I'm not here to do ad-libbing. This is not to got that show. Kansas isn't. So the talent, the talent scout, this was their job professionally. You think they Google Ben Affleck? Yeah, we'll go like look like they see that someone on the internet says, you look like Ben Affleck sought picture of me and that they and I'm like, dude, I'm like, I'm a ginger. I don't. I'm not handsome in any meaningful way. I'm not. I'm not a six. I'm not turning heads on the beach with my dragon. Tattoo is what I'm saying. No, but I went through tramp stamp is definitely was called the celebrity lookalike show. Yeah, good luck take. I will say this Matt when I googled Matt Welsh and Ben Affleck there is a link to your website that comes up. I Google when I clicked the link in browser archive done, or I see warning visiting this website may harm your computer. Yeah, websites been malware for four years. You can."