Assuring his readers that he’s not “one of 127 sheriffs across the country whose ‘swelling ranks…lead the charge against fascism'”, Ed Kilgore defines the term:

[S]omeone with your name whose writings, life-events, legal activities or friends/enemies pop up when you enter your own self.

My most famous one is a veteran Buffalo sportscaster who for obvious reasons dominates the Google Image Search of our common name. There are various and sundry other Ed Kilgores out there, my name being more common in the Scots-Irish Diaspora than you might think.

(Photo: British forward Andrew Sullivan (L) jumps to score during the men’s basketball preliminary round match Great Britain vs China as part of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Basketball Arena on August 6, 2012 in London. Great Britain won 90-58. By Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)