It’s not often that my life in Minnesota and my love of France intersect in a single image, but that’s exactly what happened when I logged into Facebook today.
Isn’t that brilliant — and hilarious?
What wasn’t so hilarious was trying to attribute the image: My friend shared it via Tor.com, who got it from graphic artist Yuko Shimzi, who got it from … well, you get the point.
Then I remembered my post about TinEye.
In the same way that biometric software might analyze a face, TinEye analyzes the components of your image. This lets it find matches based on the image itself, rather than metadata like keywords or file names.
Long story short: Thanks to TinEye, I’m pleased to credit Sean Gregory Miller for the best laugh I’ve had (so far) today.
And the moral of the story? If you admire something enough to pass it on, pass along the author’s name or URL too. Creative people like Sean deserve to be recognized for their work.