Even more Dan Nesses

You think they’re not so everyday, but they keep popping up all over. There’s a Dan Ness that’s an artist in Portland, who’s also been in Berlin, Finland, Massachusetts, and Japan. There’s at least one Dan Ness who’s a realtor in Minnesota.

There are even companies with the Ness name. One that rents cranes doesn’t seem to have anyone working there with the name. Seems odd to have Ness Crane without a Ness.

it’s a great group, and maybe we ought to form a club!

Or how about a disambiguation page?

A different Dan In Real Life (yet not really that different)

Dan In Real Life (the movie)
Dan In Real Life (the movie)

Quotes from the movie “Dan In Real Life”

Dan Burns: “Instead of telling our young people to plan ahead, we should tell them to plan to be surprised.”

Dan Burns: “You know that feeling in your heart? When your heart is just pounding, like it’s actually outside your ribs. Exposed, vulnerable, but wonderful and awful, and heartsick, and alive, all at the same time?”

Dan Burns: “What don’t I understand, Cara? Please, help me out. What is it? Is it frustrating that you can’t be with this person? That there’s something keeping you apart? That there’s something about this person that you can connect with? And whenever you’re near this person, you don’t know what to say, and you say everything that’s in your mind and in your heart, and you know that if you could just be together, that this person would help you become the best possible version of yourself?”

Marie: “I’m looking for a book… something that can help me deal with what might be an awkward situation. Something funny might be nice, but not necessarily big, ‘ha, ha, ha,’ ‘laugh, laugh, laugh’ funny, and certainly not make-fun-of-other-people funny but rather something human-funny. And, uh, if it could uh, sneak up on you, surprise you, and at the same time make you think that what you thought wasn’t only right, in a wrong kind of way, but when you’re wrong, there’s a certain rightness in your wrongness… Well, what I mean is, more importantly, I’m looking to be swept up! And at the same time, not.”
Dan Burns: “Well, you rarely find all that in one book.”

So many Dans

I guess I’m not the only one who has typed my name into Google to see what comes up. I haven’t looked lately, and I can tell you that even years ago there were many people named Dan Ness that came up.

So, if you’re curious about Dan Ness, one place to start is finding out if I am the Dan you think I am.

He did what?
He did what?

Dan (or DAN), may refer to any of the following:


  • Dan (king), several kings of Denmark, known from pre-christian medieval Scandinavian texts, including Dan Mikilláti, from whom Denmark took its name.
  • Dan I of Denmark, the progenitor of the Danish royal house according to Saxo Grammaticus’s Gesta Danorum.
  • Dan (Bible), one of the sons of Jacob
  • Crown Prince Dan, prince of Yan in ancient China
  • DJ Dan, electronic music artist

People with the surname

  • Fyodor Dan (1871–1947), Russian Marxist revolutionary
  • Nicușor Dan (born 1969), Romanian activist and mathematician
  • Tomoyuki Dan (1963–2013), Japanese actor and voice actor


  • Dan River (disambiguation)
  • Gush Dan, metropolitan area in East Israel
  • Dan (ancient city), the biblical location also called Dan, and identified with Tel Dan
  • Dan (cuneiform), a cuneiform sign
  • Dan, Israel, a Kibbutz in northern Israel
  • Dan, subdistrict of Kap Choeng District, Thailand
  • Dan, West Virginia


  • Dan Dare, a classic British science fiction comic hero
  • Desperate Dan, regular in The Dandy since 1937
  • Dan Cahill, a character from The 39 clues
  • Dan Hibiki, a character from the Street Fighter Alpha series
  • Dan Moroboshi, alias of the title character in Ultra Seven, a 1967 Japanese TV series
  • Dan Humphrey, fictional character in Gossip Girl
  • Dan Kuso, a character in the Bakugan anime series.


  • Dan-Air, a defunct airline in the United Kingdom
  • Dan Bus Company, a public transport company in Israel
  • Dan Hotels, a hotel chain in Israel
  • Dialogue Australasian Network, an educational organization
  • Direct Action Network, a confederation of anarchist and anti-authoritarian affinity groups, collectives, and organizations
  • Divers Alert Network, a non-profit organization for Scuba diving
  • Defeat Autism Now!, a defunct, controversial program of the Autism Research Institute


  • Dan, a 1914 film starring Lois Meredith
  • Dan (Chinese opera), a female role in Beijing opera
  • DAN (protein), a family of tgf beta signaling protein inhibitors (I bet you already knew that!)
  • Dan (newspaper), a daily newspaper published in Montenegro
  • Dan language, a Mande language spoken primarily in Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia
  • Dan people, an ethnic group located in West Africa
  • Dan (rank) in Japanese, Chinese and Korean martial arts and Go
  • Dorsal attention network, a sensory orienting system in the brain
  • Dynamic Albedo of Neutrons, a scientific instrument on board the Curiosity rover
  • Tribe of Dan, one of the Tribes of Israel