Saturday, April 4, 2009

Bonus Edition Mystery Person

I refuse to let you all continue to make a mockery of this blog. The gloves are coming off. This week, we have a bonus edition. Name the man above. Now we play hardball.

22 comments:

  1. Ray in the UK,
    You poor pathetic man, subject of the queen, and governed by the monarchy. Hey, how come no one is supposed to touch the queen? What is she better than everyone else. I say, touch the queen.

    No, this is not Washington Irving.

    PJM

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  2. Here's my chance! Someone named Ross?

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  3. Ross,
    Very good, and when Marie gets up she can guess Marie.

    Nope, this person is not named Ross.

    PJM

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  4. touching the queen is like giving Michael Tyson a playful punch on the arm. Better not....

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  5. James Mason

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  6. Ross,
    AHHHHHH How did you figure it out. I thought this would be a hard one.
    PJM

    YOU ARE CORRECT, James Mason.

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  7. I was checking all the figures that I could think of n the mid 1800s because his clothes reminded me of President Buchanan.

    Then I was trying to remember of a site that had themed pictures (hint...hint)

    And he was listed under the 1850's--

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  8. James Mason and John Slidell were two Confederate Diplomats. They were on their way to Britain aboard the British ship Trent. The USS San Jacinto, commanded by Wilkes intercepted the trent, and Mason and Slidell were forcefully removed. Britain considered the Trent to be Sogerign British Territory, so was outraged, and the affair was considered akin to the US making a militar invasion of Britain. So, Britain started preparing for war. Lincoln seeing the peril, released Mason and Slidell, and was able to apease Britain. This was perhaps the greatest hope of the confederates being successful. If this "Trent Affair" had in fact drawn Britain into the war, I feel confident that the Confederates would have won.

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  9. Great job Ross from Maine! This was a tough one for me. I enlarged the picture and saw he's holding a top hat and I believe gloves in his other hand. But couldn't find anything more....

    Another Saturday Mystery solved...PJM, don't be sad. There is always NEXT Saturday...

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  10. Well done Ross. I was
    checking PJM's main
    picture site, but didn't
    try the 1850's, I thought
    it was a bit later.

    PJM
    The Queen often shakes
    hands with us commoners.

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  11. I hate it when I have to wait a week. I hate it when someone gets it before Nate Wakes up.

    I was trying to hand this one to Ray on a silver platter. I figured he would be up on the Trent Affair, given that he is,you know, part of the monarchy.

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  12. Trent Affair:

    http://www.sonofthesouth.net/leefoundation/civil-war/1861/november/trent-affair.htm

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  13. A silver platter!
    The Trent Affair. I've
    never heard of it. But
    I see you've left a link.

    I've just thought, the Queen
    always wears gloves when
    she is among us commoners.

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  14. Jim,
    No it was in fact James Mason
    PJM

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  15. Darn. I'm going to have to start setting an alarm.

    Congratulations to Garry in NC and Ross from Maine!

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  16. I always get here hours to late! Shoot.

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  17. You guys have got to be on the east coast. It's only 8:45 in the morning here and BOTH the Mystery People have already been guessed?! I didn't even have a chance!

    (Ignoring the fact that if I'd been up in time, there's no way I would have known either of them...)

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  18. I missed everything today. Crud. I'm going to go pout and read about James Mason.

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  19. I keep coming back and missing out on the guessing, but I don't know how in the world you identify all these people. I guess my knowledge of history doesn't include many visual references. I do love finding out the answer, so I guess this is a good learning experience for me.

    And yes, someone should definitely touch the queen.
    Nancy

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