Saturday, June 20, 2009

Round Three

The gloves come off, Nate.

215 comments:

  1. What, no quick answer this time Nate?

    Looks like this one took a little vinegar out of ol' Nate.

    Ha! I will expose him for the fraud he is.

    Also, Ray has sure gotten quiet too.

    I will not let you all continue to make a mockery of me.

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  2. No quick answer. I'm not so good with my royalty.

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  3. Ray,
    Where are you?

    Since you live under the thumb of royalty, are you not required to study and know all Royalty?

    Ha! This contest exposes you all for the small people you are.

    PJM

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  4. Ray,
    Your feeble effort amuses me. You are wrong.
    PJM

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  5. POPE GEORGE RINGOJune 20, 2009 at 7:30 AM

    Archduke Ferdinand?

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  6. Evelyn Baring, Lord Cromer (1841-1917)

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  7. Pope George,

    I had such high hopes for you, but your entry dissapoints. You are WRONG!

    Ray,
    Don't you have anything better than that! Like Pope George, your entry, once again, is found wanting.

    Nate is over quivering in the corner, unable to muster the nerve to even enter this one.
    PJM

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  8. The moustache doesn't look quite right, but is it Franz Josef?

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  9. Gina,
    After such a strong performance last week, this week you have faltered. Perhaps you were just a flash in the pan last week. Ha!

    Ray,
    Are you just going through the phone book, throwing out names or something? Please.

    Can anyone come up with a reasonable entry. Some times I wonder why I even bother with this contest.
    PJM

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  10. Frederick Lord Lugard of Abinger

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  11. Ray continues to desperately throw out wild guesses, all of which are wrong.

    Nate continues to cower in the corner in a fetal position.

    HA! you all are stumpted.
    PJM

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  12. That's Louis Franchet D'Esperey
    Pam

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  13. Pam,
    Welcome to the contest. You join a long list of LOSING CONTESTANTS this morning.
    PJM

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  14. Anon,
    Your entry is not correct.

    HA! This contest is teaching you all a lesson to not toy with the great PJM!

    This will be the week I finally win by stumping you all.
    PJM

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  15. Field Marshal George William Frederick Charles Hanover

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  16. Could it be Joseph Joffre?
    Pam

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  17. Field Marshal Lord Allenby

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  18. Gina;

    George William Frederick Charles Hanover

    Was that one entry or 5 seperate entries . . . wondering if you are submiting batch entries. In any case, your entry(s) are wrong.
    PJM

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  19. Pam,
    Wrong!

    Ray,
    Ditto

    Ray you would could not possibly think I would do something as obvious as Allenby. Please.

    PJM

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  20. Field Marshall Earl Roberts

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  21. Put a cowboy hat on him and he looks like a relative of PJM. Maybe he's even someone who knows something about plumbing.....

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  22. This is not who your picture is, but I wish it was because I found this name while searching and thought he had the best name ever: Count Albrecht Konrad Finck von Finckenstein.

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  23. Ray,
    Eventually you will get this by the process of elimination, but not yet. Your latest wild crazy guess is incorrect, yet again.

    Heather,
    Welcome to the contest. Perhaps you will muster the strength to actually enter the contest, unlike Nate, who has not had the courage yet to try this one.

    Gina,
    You really like the long names, but unfortunately it is not the count.
    PJM

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  24. Nope, I'm not entering the contest this morning, I'm heading out to work. Just wanted to take a peek at how things were going. Keep up the good work everybody....don't let PJM win!

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  25. Ray,
    I thought you had given up. But no, you had one more wrong guess left in you.

    I do respect your effort, wrong as your entries have been. Much better than the coward Nate Mass who has been unable to even muster a try. He is a very evil man.

    PJM

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  26. Tsar Nicolai II of Russia??? :)

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  27. John Rushworth Jellicoe

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  28. MBadragan,
    I had such high hopes that you would come in and win, but unfortunately your entry is not going to cut it this morning.

    Ray,
    Wow, you are going for the record this morning . . . record for most WRONG entries.

    My, oh my, wonder if maybe I am going to win this week. Such a shame.
    PJM

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  29. The Courteous Chihuahua,
    I am honored you have decided to join my little game. That being said, your entry will not be a winner this morning.

    HA I have defeated you . . . I have defeated you all.

    You all are not worthy of this contest. The superior mind is prevailing!
    PJM

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  30. Looks a bit like Lt Henry James Raby

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  31. Judi, Judi, Judi . . . your entry has come in very late and very wrong.

    It is clear that none of you have the intilect necessary to be competitive. Only I know the identity of the mystery person.

    Poor Nate has been defeated. You all have been defeated.
    PJM

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  32. Good Morning.
    Has anyone guessed: Emperor Francis Joseph I? If not, is it correct?

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  33. It was a fast one, I just enter, saw the picture and had to go. Nicolai was not a good choice, just a tease. He never grew old enough to have white hairs :) Some of my neighbours saw to it :)

    So, let me think a little bit

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  34. Your taunts have caused me to cast my grocery list and housecleaning aside...

    Erich von Falkenhayn

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  35. Tina,
    While I am pleased you have decided to participate, your entry is no better than the other pathetic entries I have gotten this morning.

    MBadragan,
    Was there even an entry in your last post, or just your musing about your earlier incorrect entry.

    Yawn, I grow weary of this pointless contest. Why do I even waste my time with it.

    PJM

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  36. The Courteous Chihuahua,

    My little plan is working perfectly.

    Your most recent entry was no better than your first.

    PJM

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  37. My last attempt then I shall gracefully admit defeat:

    Paul von Hindenburg

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  38. The Courteous Chihuahua,

    Perhaps you should return to your original plan of grocery shopping today, as you are no closer to victory with your latest, feeble attempt at this contest.

    Such a shame.

    What happened to Ray in the UK. Perhaps he was required to go pay homage to the queen.

    PJM

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  39. Nate, poor simple Nate,
    It took you an hour and a half and that is your best guess.

    I mock your desperate and pitiful entry.

    You are wrong. I have defeated you.

    at 5:00 AM CDT I will be able to declare myself the official winner of the contest.

    HA!

    PJM

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  40. Is it Gebhard Leberecht von Blucher?

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  41. Dutchie,
    I am running out of insults due to the large volume in incorrect entries this morning, so I will just say that your entry is not correct.
    PJM

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  42. Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein?

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  43. Well, I have to admit I've exhausted all my ideas.

    On the other hand, here are some thoughts. He is at least a general, knighted, of germanic/russian education, formed in a german military school, in an army with a german military tradition.

    And I am quite sure he was no king, I saw them all (I guess) :))

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  44. MBadragan

    Another one bites the dust. Most have dropped out this week. Tomorrow morning I will relish my victory. Oh yes, you will all be reminded for years to come of this day, the day I won.

    PJM

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  45. Is it

    Vice-Admiral Sir Cyprian Bridge

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  46. Lesa,
    I would have expected more from you. Your entry is not correct.
    PJM

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  47. Found a page of old Admirals...lol
    Is he one of these?

    Admiral Lord Charles Scott

    Admiral of the Fleet H.R.H. The Duke of Saxe-Coburg Gotha

    Admiral of the Fleet The Hon. Sir Henry Keppel

    Captain HRH The Duke of York

    Vice-Admiral the Rt.-Hon. Lord Walter Talbot Kerr

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  48. Lesa,
    Ah, new strategy, we will call it the shotgun strategy. Unfortunately it works no better than the other strategy.

    WRONG!

    Pardon me, I have to go plan my victory celebration for tomorrow morning.

    PJM

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  49. Oooh! Oooh! I know!

    It's the original Unknown Soldier!

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  50. buy yourself a tractor and a buffalo, as a reward.

    :) you're not the only evil one today

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  51. Mrs. Nate Maas would like to guess Sir Redvers Buller.

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  52. Mathan,
    Funny, but not a winning answer.

    MBadragan,
    Giving up? too bad.

    Nate,
    What!?! getting backus from the Mrs. Too bad, but it did not help much.

    Perhaps I should have a special breakfast out on the balcony celbrating my monumental victory. I have defeated the entire internet. Yes, I will be the victor.

    PJM

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  53. General Ludendorff, the right hand of Hindenburg?

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  54. In my defense, I just got back from the site where I am working, the heat and humidity are terrible, no cloud in the sky and the sun is like a devil, I had no time for a shower because of you.

    So... the best condition to guess a minor figure from before the first world war.

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  55. Dutchie,
    You are still in the game? I thought you had admitted defeat like the others. Oh well, no matter, your response is no better than the others. Yawn.

    Hmmm . . . may waffles hashbrowns and an omelet for my victory breakfast.
    PJM

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  56. And anothere gueass: Marshall Joffre.

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  57. And, for those who intend to visit Egypt in the near future... stay home. At least during the summer.

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  58. MBadragan,
    Was their actually an entry in your last post, or just excuses.

    I will have a fancy coffee with my glorious breakfast on the balcony in the morning, telling MRS PJM of my deeds of valor in this contest.
    PJM

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  59. Dutchie,
    I will have strawberries and original maple syrup, sprinkled with some powdered sugar on my waffles in the morning. Oh, yes, you were wrong again.
    PJM

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  60. As you can clearly see, they are just excuses.

    Or, maybe, vanity drove you blind?

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  61. Vice - Admiral Caillard

    Vice-Admiral Barroso

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  62. Lesa,
    Oh yes, I will have some fresh peach preserves on the waffles.

    Victory celebration is still on, as your most recent entry does not warrant cancellation of my victory breakfast.
    PJM

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  63. My last guess




    Cap'n Crunch

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  64. Lesa,
    HA!

    I like ice cold milk with my waffles. I will have a big pitcher of chilled milk on the table. Oh yes, victory will be sweet.

    PJM

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  65. Last guess from me as well: Sir French, British commander in Chief.
    I'm (almost) absolutely sure that it has to be a marshall or a general of the WW I era.
    PJM, I'm giving up. Enjoy your breakfast tomorrow!

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  66. Dutchie,

    Another one bites the dust.

    Sorry to see you leave the game.

    Now, to find some fresh flowers for the breakfast table.
    PJM

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  67. King Carol I of Romania

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  68. Tequila Sheila,

    Did I mention I would be having a breakfast celebration in the morning. Unfortunately your entry has done nothing to make me cancel the festivities.

    PJM

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  69. Hi hip hooray! I am online early enough to watch this unfold.

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  70. Sheila, I know my kings, he is not Carol I

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  71. Sorry, forgot to mention I'm Romanian

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  72. He reminds me of a Silly String TV commercial from the 1960s where the old boy was explaining his Boer War medals when the Silly String was unleashed.

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  73. c'mon Nate.. we're rootin' for ya!!

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  74. I am trying to choose some suitable background music for my breakfast celebration. I feel some sort of fanfare would be suitable. Can anyone suggest music appropriate for such a victory?
    PJM

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  75. Mbadragan,
    Romanian . . . hmmm, I did not know that.

    No matter, latest answer still wrong.

    Is there any good romanian music I should consider for my victory celebration.
    PJM

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  76. As allies with the Germans in both wars and with a German-style military school, our heroic music is basically copied from them. So, go for Wagner :)

    The alternative is some Sovietic Marches that I hate.

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  77. Well gosh...ain't I stupid.

    I'm rolling my eyeballs backwards right now. Just so you know MBad! The eyeballs have rolled all the way back.

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  78. Mbad,
    I looked up Ride of the Valkiries, and it does not quiet capture the magnitude of my victory. I can think of the fanfare in my mind that I want, but I can not remember the name of it. It is one that was in a boxing movie a long time ago, and they play it when great atheletes enter the arena. Darn, I can not remember the name, and can not hum it for you in text.
    PJM

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  79. Brig. Gen. Robert C. Schenck

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  80. Unfortunately, I've got to get along with the day. For those who are still sleuthing, it appears as though he's a member of the Order of the Bath. Some of the other awards are hard to read due to resolution. Have fun.

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  81. Try the StarWars soundtrack, The Empirial March. It is quite powerful

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  82. Lesa,
    Nope.

    Now, what is that song I am looking for.

    Nate . . . giving up so soon. Too bad. Shuch a shame. The great Nate Mass putting tail between legs and exiting the game. Shame.

    PJM

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  83. my 82 year old german mother guesses: otto von bismark

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  84. Tina,
    Best wishes to your 82 year old mother.

    The breakfast celebration, however, is still on.

    MBad,
    I looked up Ride of the Valkiries, a good tune, but too sinister. I need something more triumphant. YOu know Mrs. PJM and daughter will be sitting at the table, I turn the music on, and make my entrance.
    PJM

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  85. Told you, look for the Imperial March in StarWars. It is exactly what you want.

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  86. Last guess.

    Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn


    Must get busy. Great pictures today PJM!!!

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  87. Louis, Prince of Battenberg?

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  88. Okay, then Mutti's second guess his her grandfather, Opa Roesch...that would be: Herman Roesch
    lol

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  89. Tequila Shiela,
    Nope, not correct,

    Anon,
    Was that an entry, or a suggestion for a fanfare to be played at my victory breakfast in the morning?

    Anyway, it is not the person in the picture.
    PJM

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  90. Tina,
    Still not correct.
    PJM

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  91. Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz

    Georges Clemenceau

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  92. Lesa,
    Wrong.
    Wrong.

    Anyone else?
    PJM

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  93. General Joseph Joffre

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  94. OH nooooo Ross is in the game.

    No matter, another losing entry.

    PJM

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  95. General Felipe B. Berriozábal

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  96. Looks like mine was a duplicate too


    Sorry Dutchie--

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  97. General Sarrail C in C of the French Army in the Near East?

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  98. Ross,

    I realy expected better from you. Still wrong.

    PJM

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  99. Do YOU know who it is....lol

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  100. Lesa,
    Oh yes, I know who it is. It will be announced early tomorrow morning.
    PJM

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  101. Well, of course it's not my great grandfather! And I see, now that I've had a chance to go through the 832 other comments, that dear Otto had already been guessed. But... you now may have another follower. :o) My mother had fun!

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  102. Admiral George Dewey?

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  103. Lesa,
    I think you are the only one who has not given up. Well, your persistance has yet to pay off. Another incorrect entry.
    PJM

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  104. Well, me an my book are taking off for the dinner. Good luck to the persistent ones. I'll see the results later.

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  105. I think I win the Mystery Song of the day! It is THEME FROM ROCKY.
    That is the only one it could be to celebrate your victory breakfast. I also wonder if this guy you are teasing us with is an actor, dressed up in costume or an opera singer.

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  106. Anon,
    No, I think this is the song I was looking for:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xzf0rvQa4Mc

    I wil make my entry when the brass starts playing. I will take a few steps pause, waive to the family, and then proceed to the table.
    PJM

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  107. Emperor Franz Joseph 1 of Austria?

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  108. Even if you win in your third attempt to stump your followers, I bet your wife would be more impressed to see the plumber enter your kitchen to the fanfare.

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  109. Anon,
    Wrong.

    Gina,
    Ouch! That was cruel.

    I will fix the sink, oh yes, I will fix the sink without the plumber.
    PJM

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  110. I'm going to take a stab at guessing King Carol II, although I have little confidence... and, I'm sorry if it's a repeat guess.

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  111. I guess an interesting question would be, does this photo exist anywhere beside your vault?

    Back when I first woke up and was feeling a bit waspish, I was going to guess Field Marshall Tractor, but felt that was mean spirited.

    I will follow Nate's line of inquiry and place the name General Right Honourable Henry Brackenbury in contention.

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  112. Tina the Terrible,
    Nope

    Mathan the Madman,
    Nope

    PJM the Victor.

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  113. I know, I just realized MBadragan would have guessed King Carol, if it had been anywhere near close.

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  114. Hmmmmm. A simple "Nope". So, I must assume that response was to both the question and the entry. You are the possessor of the sole copy of this photo, so there is no hope for any of us finding something to compare it to. Seems a bit unsportsmanlike.

    Lieutenant General Baronet C M Clarke?

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  115. By the way, do you beat your egg whites separately before folding them into your waffle batter? And do you prefer traditional or Belgium waffles?

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  116. Tina,
    To be honest Mrs. PJM makes the waffles, and I am unsure what technique she uses on eggs. They are good though. I fix breakfast on normal days. I fix scrambled eggs using olive oil, and home cured canadian bacon, tasty, and low fat. Mrs. PJM has orange juice and I have ice water.

    Mabelyne;

    Not a corrct entry.

    PJM the Victorious.

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  117. Q-Man

    Welcome to the contest. Your entry is no better than the other horid guesses this morning. If you have not played before, I insult everyone who enters. I do not put the little smily faces on the insults, but participants understand that they are implied.

    PJM the Magnificent.

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  118. Admiral Charles Johnston Badger?

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  119. May I humbly guess Lord Alexander Russell?

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  120. Could it be Sir Gerald Augustus Lowther?

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  121. He sure does look like Russell. *crosses fingers that Jane is right*

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  122. Is it Peter I of Serbia?

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  123. Lesa,
    Incorrect

    Jjane,
    Incorrect. I do like the format. The humbly format was a nice touch, but still an incorrect entry.

    Nata . . . back for more eh? Still wrong!

    I continue preparations for my victory breakfast. Music is ready, foodstuffs being gathered.

    PJM the Victorious.

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  124. SouthernBets,

    While I like anything "Southern", I unfortunately can not declare you a winner.

    PJM

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  125. William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg

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  126. or Grand Duke William III?

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  127. Tina,
    I grow weary of this contest. People still think they can win, even though it if futile.

    No, latest entry not correct.

    PJM the Victorious

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  128. How about All Hail the Chief" for your entry. The ode to the common man put me to sleep.

    Al

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  129. Looks a bit like Captain Kangaroo. Can't find a pic of him in that costume, but I'll hazard it as my first guess.

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  130. Sorry for my delay in responding. I was in the kitchen preparing myself a rich and creamy cafe latte coffee. I make it with heavy whipping cream, so as to avoid carbohydrates. Boy is it good.

    Now, as far as Captain Kangaroo... We have reached a new LOW. Just when you thought you had heard it all. No, it is not Captain Kangaroo. Hear is a Freebie . . . it is not Mr. Green Jeans, and is not Mr. Rogers.

    Now, back to my rich and creamy coffee.

    PJM

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  131. Al,
    Hail to the chief will not work, as it reminds me of a certain political figure that I am not fond of right now.
    PJM the Magnificent

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  132. Francis-Joseph of Austria-Hungary. Wait, no; Gina guessed that four hours ago.

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  133. How about Grand Admiral Tirpitz of Prussa in his later years

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  134. Al,
    I can not insult you because you came to the house one day, and bought me lunch. Also in honor of our father, a truly great American, I will spare you the insult. Your entry deserves an insult, but I will give you a pass for reasons mentioned above. Your entry is not correct.
    PJM

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  135. Tina,
    Only Al gets a pass in this game.

    I laugh at your last entry.

    PJM

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  136. Yeah, what was I thinking with the Hail ot the ...... How about the famous "I feel Good" by Ray Charles.

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  137. None of the reasons you gave warrant a pass for me, PJM. If I warrant a dismissive remark, please lay it on me like the others.

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  138. Ok, I'm back from dinner and you're still at it?

    What about Prince Frederick William, last Crown Prince of Prussia?

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  139. I know I'm looking in the wrong part of the world, but it's amazing how much that mustache resembles the mustache of General Frederick Appleton Smith.

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  140. Mbad,
    Welcome back to the game. It looks like a full tummy did not improve your game any.

    John in StLou,
    The game is to name the entire person, not just the Mustache. I will cut you a break and say that the entry is wrong.

    PJM

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  141. Actually, a full tummy decreases the blood flow through my brain. But it will be not brain that will bring us victory.


    Aaaaa... actually, I think, by now, nothing will bring us victory :))

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  142. Mbad,
    What did you have for Supper?

    In Texas the meal in the middle of the day is "Dinner", and the evening meal is supper.

    So, what did you have for Supper?
    PJM

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  143. Remus von Woyrsch

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  144. Well... to satisfy your curiosity, I had what in the menu was called a Stroganoff Steak and in reality is a tasty mixture of Stroganoff, soup, a lot of hot spices, mushrooms and some herbs I could not and was not curious to identify. Washed by a bottle of water (I never drink alcohol when I visit muslim countries, out of courtesy). And followed by a delicious cup of turkish coffee.

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  145. Well, looks like Nate knows his Knights. This guy really is a Knight of the Bath. Problem is that there are hundreds of people knighted in this order. Including the infamous criminal dictator of Romania, Ceausescu.

    Bleacs. As much as I would like to ruin PJM's triumphal breakfast, I will not go this way. Just reading that name there made me sick.

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  146. Mbad,
    Sounds like a tasty meal. So, your day was not a complete loss, even though you have miserably failed in this contest.

    I will be making BBQ shrimp tonight. Big schrimp, with cajun spices, and then wrapped in cheese and canadian bacon. I can hardly wait.

    It will be an early victory celebration for my long awaited triumph in this contest.

    PJM

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  147. Ike Aronowicz?

    I'm back and trying to link this guy back to this week's topic.

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  148. Tequila Shiela,
    Once again, off the mark.
    PJM

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  149. You lost me here PJM. I hate sea-food of any type. And I only rarely eat fish (to my father's despair). I had to eat them for 4 month, day after day, no other choice, in the middle of Central Sahara (a paradox, I know), not even fresh and badly cooked.

    Only looking at shrimps or shells or octopus brings back terrible memories.

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  150. By the way, if you visit any arab country, I suggest you find a good restaurant (not fancy, just good), test if with arab food first and if you like that, order some other day any non-arab dish in the menu. I promise it will be delightful. Of course, only if you like some adventure while eating.

    They have a very interesting way of changing just a bit the ingredients and the result is magnific.

    I had some spagetti Bolognese (Polonesse in the menu :) ) one of the other days.... mmmmm.... better than in Italy :)

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  151. Way off the mark. I misread the info, then read further after I had posted. Yikes. I give in. Going back to my "Preparing for Crises in the Schools" book. At least when I have to talk on that subject I'll know what I'm talking about. *L*

    Call a plumber. Mrs. PJM's patience has been tested far too long. Bite the bullet.

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  152. Tequila Shiels,
    What is the book about?
    PJM

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  153. "Yor makin' me hongry" (Mr. Lunt/Pirates Who Don't Do Anything, at about minute: 2:12)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaWU1CmrJNc&feature=related

    The best song, ever!

    ...and I'm off to eat and go do something...

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  154. Tina,

    He he, another one drops out of the contest.

    Odds are looking better and better that I win this week.

    Poor Nate, finally defeated.

    PJM

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  155. I am trying to restructure our Crisis Response teams for the school. It is one of the many items that I couldn't get to during the school year. The book gives you plans to address not only violent, criminal crisis but weather, suicide, and accidents.

    It's a book designed to be speaking to someone in a bigger school with a lot of outside resources. So I'm pulling it apart and trying to fit the plans toward our smaller school. Then when I put it in front of a committee they won't run out of the room.

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  156. Sheila, I was on the PTO's School Safety Committee that recently instigated our school district's update and preparation of a more valid similar plan/book; teacher orientation, in-school drills, table top exercises... The background statistics and material we researched was shuddering! Working with the district and HS administrations was a lesson in politics and frustration that I was thrilled to get beyond.

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  157. Yes Tina... it makes you feel like you are running in mud some days. People that have never worked with a school system have no idea how difficult things are. People have no idea how many state regulations run through the nurse's office. That's why I am doing this one on my "free" time.

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  158. Could it be Sir Aston Webb?
    I've been checking your site everyday since February. I enjoy the photos and all the comments. I get up at 3:30 am M-F so can't bring myself to get up early on Saturdays and the game is usually over by the time I check.

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  159. Arthur William de Brito Savile Foljambe, 2nd Earl of Liverpool

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  160. Allicatz;
    As a courtesy I will not insult you since you are new to the contest. You should not expect this courtesy in the future. Your entry is wrong.

    Anon,
    Nope, not correct.

    PJM

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  161. Aloha,

    I do love reading a fellow-Texan's humor! I've just returned to the Great Nation of Texas. My Mississippi bud introduced me to you, so I've just got to take a stab.... Is it King Edward VII? The British Military uniform is nice... I do LOVE a man in uniform!

    Prepared for mocking....

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  162. fricnfrac,
    I appreciate your kind words, but your entry is not correct. I will not insult you because you had the good sence to return to Texas.
    PJM

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  163. That's TWO new followers I brought you in one day, PJM!

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  164. Tina,
    Thank you for referring two friends. As a result, I will not insult you on your next TWO entries.
    PJM

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  165. Good sense does not put me at the head of the race.... Note to self, need better running boots.

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  166. Sheila, Tina,

    Please do not complain. At least you speak with people that understand the meaning of your words.

    Try to think about solving a situation that involves a lot of money having on one side Japanese and German people and on the other side Egyptians. None of them speaks proper English and no other common language. Their vocabulary is limited to regular verbs at infinitive and present tense and some technical nouns.

    Any strange inclusion of strange tenses like, God forbid, past tense, or use of adjectives acts like a reset. For some seconds they are unable to communicate.

    Actually, that's why I write so much here. I'm tired of 2 words phrases.

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  167. Just a wild guess, Porfirio Diaz

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  168. DAG,

    Dag gone it, you got it.

    I am devastated.

    I was sure I was going to win this time.

    Yep, Diaz, President of Mexico.

    I think the uniform threw people off. People immediately assumed a European or Russian royalty.

    You are the winner.

    I am humiliated, once again.
    PJM

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  169. call it beginner's luck,

    send my huge check to

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  170. Dag,
    YOu list your occupation as Bell Ringer.

    Could you share details of your profession . . . sounds intriuging.
    PJM

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  171. PJM, thanks for the double "by"... Do they carry over to next week? Just when I thought you had stumped the WORLD!!!! I believe I've looked at every picture of every royal and military dude on the internet! Nobody's nose matched your subject. But I was on the wrong continent!!!!

    Sheila, thank you for protecting of our nation's most precious resource in your free time. God bless ya!

    Mbad, you haven't met our HS's principal and former school district's superintendent! Ego issues trump poor language skills, my friend! And at stake is the safety of our children... This all happened one year before a MAJOR national event took place in our town. Egos, grrr.

    Anyhoooo, congratulations DAG! you have kept our affable PJM's ego in check for another week!

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  172. Hehe, I stood no chance. I am bad at Romanian history, terrible when it comes to European and completely ignorant for the rest of the world.

    And that guy is really dressed like an European high officer.

    Congratulations DAG. Well done. Really ruined the last chance for PJM to win.

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  173. Tina,
    All courtesy coupons expire midnight tonight. You might go ahead and throw in a few wrong guesses now, since they will be useless next week.
    PJM

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  174. Hehe. Tina, what if you add poor language to ego? And ignorance? And complete lack of any understanding of the technical things involved?

    Sorry, don't get me wrong, I don't want to say your situation is piece of cake. Just wanted to tell you it can be a lot worse. It might give you hope. :)

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  175. Okay, two pre-wrong guesses for next week:

    C.J. VAN HOUTEN
    and
    DANIEL PETER

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  176. PJM,

    At one time I was a volunteer bell ringer at a historical church here in Boston.

    My "friends" began to call me quasi modo. My photo is a picture from the movie starring Charles Laughton as quasi modo.

    I have a warped sense of humor, what can I say

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  177. Sir Robert Bredon?

    Col. Hugh B. Moore?

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  178. MBadragan,

    Are they all men? I'm just saying...

    I'll give you the nod... At least I didn't have to negotiate on foreign prepared meals.

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  179. DAG,
    OK, I understand. I was wondering if one could make a living ringing bells. If so, I thought it was something I should check out.

    Lesa and Tina,
    Thanks for your persistance in the contest.

    Yes, DAG got it, it was Diaz, president of Mexico

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  180. Thanks to everyone for their congratulations.
    I could not have done it without the all powerful google. Looked at the picture this morning and when I rechecked this afternoon I was shocked nobody guessed it. I was able to match the uniform and the nose.

    Sorry PJM

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