Who's that guy on ZP!?

You know the one: that white guy with the short brown hair, wearing an extremely bland expression that Yahtzee pastes up for all sorts of reasons. I couldn't find a picture on Google to put up, but he appeared on top of Yahtzee's "elaborate hat" at the beginning of last week's Darksiders review if you don't already know what I'm talking about.

I'm just curious who this poor sap is. Is he Yahtzee himself in a high school yearbook photo? Just some random, bored-looking guy he found on Photobucket? A friend of his?

Anybody know the answer?

I think I asked this exact same question in a thread once. I believe the general answer I got was that Yahtzee just searched for the most boring blank expression he could find, and that was it.

For some reason I thought it was Kirk Cameron.

Its not though.

Yahtzee image-searched for "Expressionless Face". It's actually a work of some photographer, but i don't remember which one.

This comes up every once in awhile. Consensus seems to be "it's one of Yahtzee's mates", "it's a generic image he found of a boring, bland person", or "it's some actor from an 80s movie or something that somehow no Escapist has actually seen."

I've wondered that myself seeing as how he uses that picture a lot... Every time I do see it however, I can't help but think of Rick Astley... Strange as that may be, for some reason he looks a little like him in my pov.

Only Yahtzee seems to know, maybe if everybody asks him in one of his reviews.

He explained this when he answered all those questions at one of the game conventions or something, not sure exactly what it was called but the vid is up on the escapist somewhere. He said he wanted a face showing no expression whatsoever and that that image was the closest he got to it.

I think that guy was an artist or something. Not sure. Maybe I'm crazy.

Kollega:
Yahtzee image-searched for "Expressionless Face". It's actually a work of some photographer, but i don't remember which one.

Yeah he says this in an interview somewhere.(on the escapist)

You mean Captain Bland of Captain Bland's monotonous adventure?

Pretty sure he's a game developer or something like that. Fairly certain he explained it in an early episode (back in the days when the soundtrack was actual music and it wasn't on the escapist).

It's the work of a photographer who was trying to get pictures of emotionless faces. That picture allegedly stood out to him.

LordCuthberton:
It's the work of a photographer who was trying to get pictures of emotionless faces. That picture allegedly stood out to him.

I remember him explaning it like this in a video once.

And now that's it. Let's have no more of these threads, ever.

I clicked on that google image link of Thomas Ruff.. Just curious as why majority of those images were pictures of blurred porn?

Che Marlee:
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-escapist-presents/1039-Live-Chat-with-Ben-Yahtzee-Croshaw

He answers in here, but it's a fairly long video.

[Shakes fist]

You stole my answer!
Damn ninjas...

*Edited*

Emphasis:
I clicked on that google image link of Thomas Ruff.. Just curious as why majority of those images were pictures of blurred porn?

I think Thomas Ruff is the photographer.
A perverted one at that

snowfox:
I've wondered that myself seeing as how he uses that picture a lot... Every time I do see it however, I can't help but think of Rick Astley... Strange as that may be, for some reason he looks a little like him in my pov.

Same actually...huh.

It's just one of those funny images Yahtzee constantly reuses but isn't necessarily hard to find...several of the images he uses I've actually found just googling stuff.

Twilight_guy:
This video. Go to around 19:19. /Thread

more like epic fail, no video there

cwook:
Thomas Ruff, apparently:
http://images.google.com/images?q=Thomas+Ruff&sa=N&start=18&ndsp=18

Careful about posting that link with those kind of images, will get you banned

I dunno, but he looks a lot like Neil Delamere, whoever he is.

That is, if it's the image I'm thinking of.

Vanguard_Ex:

snowfox:
I've wondered that myself seeing as how he uses that picture a lot... Every time I do see it however, I can't help but think of Rick Astley... Strange as that may be, for some reason he looks a little like him in my pov.

Same actually...huh.

It's just one of those funny images Yahtzee constantly reuses but isn't necessarily hard to find...several of the images he uses I've actually found just googling stuff.

Are we subconsciously being rick rolled?! Smart man that Yahtzee...

snowfox:

Vanguard_Ex:

snowfox:
I've wondered that myself seeing as how he uses that picture a lot... Every time I do see it however, I can't help but think of Rick Astley... Strange as that may be, for some reason he looks a little like him in my pov.

Same actually...huh.

It's just one of those funny images Yahtzee constantly reuses but isn't necessarily hard to find...several of the images he uses I've actually found just googling stuff.

Are we subconsciously being rick rolled?! Smart man that Yahtzee...

...holy shit, that never occured to me O_O

 

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