Saturday, June 13, 2009

Round Three

Dateline Chirstoval, TX - In a bold an unprecedented move that industry insiders say is a first, PJM has decided to have a unheard of "Third Round" of the Mystery Person Contest. Analyst say that in the past, there have been two rounds, but this move will definitely turn the internet upside down.

26 comments:

  1. I knew I had seen this guy somewhere.

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  2. Gina.

    You are BANNED from future contests . . . you are too good.

    How did you get this? I was sure no one would know old Seth Kinman.

    I am humiliated. Next week things will be different.
    PJM

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  3. I thought he looked familiar but wasn't sure why. I am sorry to say I don't have some great memory for faces or anything. I actually did a google search for frontiersman and realizing that was way to broad also searched for beards and found a picture of him under the heading "weirdy-beardy". Apparently he made a fiddle out of a mule skull to give to Abe Lincoln. I learn so much from your website both directly and indirectly!

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  4. Gina

    Your brilliant. Nate, you have
    serious competition here.
    Thanks to you both.

    And thanks to PJM.

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  5. Just checked in... Congratulations Gina and Nate! Three Contests in one day....


    Wow!


    (Good luck on the tractor next week, PJM)

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  6. PJM you had better give up and go plow you north 40...oh wait....;)

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  7. Ross,
    Tractor is not going to happen. Mrs. PJM wanted me to call a plumber to fix a problem with the sink. I told her I could do anything a plumber could do, and would fix the problem. Anyway, to make a long story short, Mrs. PJM's kitchen ended up getting flooded. This pretty much put theh kybosh on the tractor, as she says I would injure myself on any heavy equipment. Also, buffalo are pretty much out. Come to find out we have several deer fended IN on our property with the new fence. We have been unable to get rid of them for two weeks. If we leave the gate open at night, more deer come in. If we try and "drive" them out, they panic and try to jump the 8 foot fence, and hurt themselves. Mrs. PJM is in no mood for a buffalo. Well, maybe next year.
    PJM

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  8. William,
    That was cruel . . . real cruel. You will be paid back in next week's mystery person contest.

    I realize I have to take it up a few notches as there are more and more players taking up a level.

    You can expect a really tough contest next week.
    PJM

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  9. By 6:00 AM my time, all three were OVER! Thanks for the laughs, especially William. And PJM, I can hardly believe your bad luck/poor timing!

    I can sympathize about the deer. Where I live, it is range cattle. They have no problem locating a gate left open accidently, but DANGED if they can find it to get out.

    Try a guy on horseback and a cow dog to get the deer out. Works on cows.

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  10. Great contests PJM! Congrats to Gina and Nate, well done keeping PJM humble.

    I think I could help Mrs PJM with your problem deer. I'm thinking Venison Steak with peppers and onions, Venison Stew with a little garlic and worcestershire sauce, potatoes and carrots, or Venison sloppy joes slow cooked in the crock pot....Mmmmmmmmmm!

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  11. Haha! Just kidding. I have a freezer full of venison.

    Just checked back in to report that I woke up too late to participate in the THREE lightening rounds of MP today. However, I just received a teasing text from a best friend who moved to Texas last week: "And the Mystery Person is... . . . . ?"

    PJM, you are becoming iconic.

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  12. Sheesh. Ya get up at 6:15 MST and three, count 'em, three contests are over. I was going to guess Steven Wright for this one. Look at the eyes.

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  13. It helps to be in the Eastern Time Zone.

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  14. Ok... I'm late this morning. But "Name the Horse", that was the funniest!!!!!

    Wish I could have competed. Good job everyone.

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  15. Man you guys made a mockery of PJM today. Well Done! It will be interesting to see what evil thing he comes up with for you all to conquer next week. Keep your eyes open I see a tough one on the rise.

    ;)S

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  16. et to, Susan Catt ???? You join in with the other trouble makers on this blog to taunt me. You will regret it, oh yes, you will regret it. I have put you on my "list" as a nemisis of the first order. I will get even with you . . . I will get even with you ALL.

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  17. PJM;

    Sorry to hear about the possibility of no tractor/buffalo this year..

    The deer is an interesting problem. Up here they like apple orchard's, what about a trail of them (apples)leading out the gate? Of course you want to make sure that it doesn't attract more deer from the outside, but with the new remote gate you could possibly shut it from a distance once they are out and not spook them...?


    Just a thought.

    Great contest, BTW

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  18. Ross,
    I will post tomorrow about the "incident" leading to the removal of the tractor as a possible birthday present. It was a sad, ill timed, turn of events

    The deer is a insidious problem. When I found out that I had them, I felt compelled to put water out for them. So, I have to go out every day and fill the water tub, while at the same time they are dessimating my landscaping. I have done a quick study showing that with 10 acres of natural plantlife, they have an uncanny ability to start by eating the most expensive plants in the yard, and then they move on to the lesser expensive purchased plants. They appear to have no interest in the natural grass on the property.

    I am considering a rouge, unsanctioned, out of season expedition to increase meat supply in the freezer while at the same time ridding myself of this problem.
    PJM

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  19. Why would they want natural grass when you've planted a salad bar of yumminess for them...AND provided water!!! Proven hint: "Coast" deodorant soap shaved around (or hung in Mrs. PJM's old hose from) the plants you want to preserve...and cease the in-fence water supply, silly!

    Be sure to get a nuisance permit before you go a-huntin', unless you plan to wrastle them; or you could spend your birthday in jail.

    You could build a simple ramp with cross rib strips (so they don't slip) up to the inside of the fence for the deer to climb and hop off in order to access a tub of water and salt lick on the outside. Bonus: redemption of handyman status. Have fun with that.

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  20. Permit?!? I don't need no stinken permit. It will be a clandestine operation, not unlike scenes from caddyshack.

    Fence is 8 foot, so I am afraid a ramp would be difficult.

    I have tried a variety of the "deer repellent" strategies. Not working, as deer appear to eat those as well.

    Chu Chu tree fell victem last night.

    Mrs. PJM insists that the deer, no matter how annoying, continue to get water.
    PJM

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  21. Speaking of lemons and lemonade, have you considered improving the fencing around the property, and adding fencing around the house such that the deer can't get out of your "protective custody", but can't get into your garden and start raising venison for sale? To distribute the feed to the dears, you would undoubtedly require a tractor.

    I know there are several places in the Hill Country that raise critters for the exotic restaurant trade.

    Just trying to help.

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  22. Mathan,
    It makes sense, but unfortunately anything associated with moving the fence is prohibitavely expensive. We spent as much having the fence built as what the 10 acres cost. So, the fence stays where it is.
    PJM

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