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The Ups And Downs Of Sharing A Name.

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Everyone's done it. Google their own name and see what comes up. I did a few years ago and still do sometimes.. especially since I found out this way that I share a name with Mr. Jeroen Weimar from London. And he's not just some Mr. Weimar. No, he's a chief operating officer at Transport for London! Probably makes a pretty good living doing so..
It kinda makes me wonder though, I don't know anything about his heritage, but my first name is uniquely Dutch, and my last name has obvious German roots. So how did that guy get in London in the first place?

All fine and dandy of course. Until I log onto facebook and see...this:



Uh..what? Who? What did I do? o_0

At first I was obviously confused. But then it recurred to me that this possible wasn't for me. A bit of googling revealed this guy was actually from London. A bit more brought me to this:

http://news.bbc.co.u...don/8248035.stm
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A killer who was allowed to study to become a black cab driver on his release is working as a minicab driver, Transport for London (TfL) confirmed.
The man, who cannot be named, strangled his wife in 2000 and was jailed indefinitely for manslaughter in 2001.
Hundreds of cabbies have blocked streets outside the public carriage office in protest over the decision to allow him to take the black taxi exams.

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'Outrageous decision'
Jeroen Weimar, chief operating officer at TfL, said: "This individual is able to drive as a minicab driver.
"We have talked to his employer and there are some very clear safeguards in place at the moment with regard to his work.
"We have got five to six years of independent medical advice saying this man is no danger to the community and fit and proper to be a taxi driver or a minicab driver."



Well, there he is. (video at the bottom) Doesn't look a bit like me, though he does come over a bit Dutch icon_razz.gif It's kind of unreal seeing this really.. I might have to shoot him an email after the initial wave of hatemail dies down I guess icon_razz.gif

Anyone else have anything like this happen to them? (lol silly question)


QUOTE (Weiman @ Apr 5 2009, 01:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is exactly what has been going on through the entire thread, and it's not the first time either.
You come to us for advice..you just spell out what you want to get, and then ask us if it is okay, and we have to explain why it isn't. That's the world upside down.. If you would just say 'hey guys, I have an X amount of money, what should I buy?' Then this would be over in 2-3 posts, not 2-3 pages.
QUOTE (Kazzerax @ May 21 2009, 09:01 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Every time someone goes against Weiman's sig I feel like they should be bludgeoned for a few minutes in the head to feel the headache I feel when I realize someone really IS that dense.

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Uncanny.

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All this will acheive is the knowlage that this other you will be way more successfull than you ever will be...

I haven't googled my name for years.

QUOTE (Shaun. @ Apr 28 2009, 09:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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QUOTE (k0rpz3y @ Sep 10 2009, 11:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


Uncanny.


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Brilliant.

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can see the resemblance

the only thing i got was the largest flowering plant on earth is named after "another me"


OMG.. hhahah.. im pissed and completely missed the point of this thread.
thats pretty fucking funny. we should all add him.

Edited by j-tak, 10 September 2009 - 06:50 PM.


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Noticed the pic wasn't a thumbnail, a lot more enjoyable post now icon_razz.gif


QUOTE (Weiman @ Apr 5 2009, 01:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is exactly what has been going on through the entire thread, and it's not the first time either.
You come to us for advice..you just spell out what you want to get, and then ask us if it is okay, and we have to explain why it isn't. That's the world upside down.. If you would just say 'hey guys, I have an X amount of money, what should I buy?' Then this would be over in 2-3 posts, not 2-3 pages.
QUOTE (Kazzerax @ May 21 2009, 09:01 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Every time someone goes against Weiman's sig I feel like they should be bludgeoned for a few minutes in the head to feel the headache I feel when I realize someone really IS that dense.

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QUOTE (Weiman @ Sep 11 2009, 09:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Noticed the pic wasn't a thumbnail, a lot more enjoyable post now icon_razz.gif

OH LOOOOOOL

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cmon you can have so much fun with this guy. give him a vulgar response!!

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QUOTE (k0rpz3y @ Sep 10 2009, 11:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


Uncanny.


This is amazing.

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holy shit.

you know how they say every one has an exact look alike somewhere else in the world?

what the fuck are the chances yours has the same name lol

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Thread delivers.
Also, people will give you shit on facebook for no apparent reason.
Some guy messaged me about how he supports jack thompson even though I haven't posted anything about him.

Also, having a unique name has its advantages though. People won't give you shit if the other you actually gets in it.
That guy who msged you obviously didn't do a photo check. did you report him?

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I have googled my name, and I'm the only one that comes up

when I google my last name only myself and my brother come up in the results, I guess that's what comes with having a dual last name

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just googled my name..



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Policeman jailed for underage sex
A policeman has been jailed for two years for sexually assaulting two underage girls in South Australia.







also some black kid on myspace has my name icon_confused.gif

Edited by PureRandom, 11 September 2009 - 05:55 AM.



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hahaha aww mate thats bad luck. Must have been wierd to get that message on facebook XD

I share my name with a senior female professional volleyball player from miami!
my short name (ashe) comes up with me XD
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Don't worrie I got that cabbie.

(yeah I know he wasn't the driver)

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Hey weiman, you ever seen that family guy movie where stewie meets his future self?

Just sayin...



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QUOTE (Extracheez @ Sep 11 2009, 07:44 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hey weiman, you ever seen that family guy movie where stewie meets his future self?

Just sayin...


I lol'd.

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Wow I googled my name and got;

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