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Ol' Fashioned Girl
08-03-2008, 05:00 AM
... but...

Who is this man? Can you guess?

http://www.edge.org/3rd_culture/bios/images/nez201.jpg

rhymegirl
08-03-2008, 05:04 AM
Your father?

SpookyWriter
08-03-2008, 05:05 AM
President Reagan?


... but...

Who is this man? Can you guess?

http://www.edge.org/3rd_culture/bios/images/nez201.jpg

Ol' Fashioned Girl
08-03-2008, 05:08 AM
Nope... nope... he is someone famous, though.

At least to my generation.

rhymegirl
08-03-2008, 05:10 AM
Did he invent something?

Danger Jane
08-03-2008, 05:10 AM
Alec Baldwin!

rhymegirl
08-03-2008, 05:11 AM
Is he a famous doctor????

willfulone
08-03-2008, 05:12 AM
Alec Baldwin!

I can't say exactly why, but that has me in a fit of giggles - thank you kindly for the laugh Danger Jane.

Christine

ETA: I do not know who that man is, but I feel I probably should as I am pretty old. So, my guess...some dude from Enron.

JLCwrites
08-03-2008, 05:13 AM
Lone Ranger?

Ol' Fashioned Girl
08-03-2008, 05:14 AM
Not Alec Baldwin. (Which made me laugh out loud, too!)

Not an inventor.

Hint: He's was on TV in the '60s.

SpookyWriter
08-03-2008, 05:17 AM
Hint: He's was on TV in the '60s.Then why isn't his picture in black and white?

Jersey Chick
08-03-2008, 05:19 AM
Got me... whew - I don't feel old now. I'll enjoy it while it lasts...

willfulone
08-03-2008, 05:20 AM
Mmmm, I was 6 when the 60's ended and pretty into only me at that time. He is NOT my grandpa and I would not have known him unless he was my dad, my grandpa or Bozo the Clown. Wait, was he Bozo?

rhymegirl
08-03-2008, 05:23 AM
But why are we talking about him right now? Is it his birthday?

BenPanced
08-03-2008, 05:27 AM
Mike Nesmith.

Lock thread.

rhymegirl
08-03-2008, 05:28 AM
OF COURSE! Man, I used to love him when the Monkees were popular.

Not so much now.

willfulone
08-03-2008, 05:28 AM
Ivan Dixon?

Dawno
08-03-2008, 05:30 AM
*I* know who he is - he's on my iPod :)

willfulone
08-03-2008, 05:30 AM
Oh well, I took a stab without photo to load on a 60's TV star that died today. I do not remember the Monkeys....

ETA: Although I see their commercials on RTN

Dawno
08-03-2008, 05:30 AM
ah - Ben beat me to it
:P

Dawno
08-03-2008, 05:31 AM
He looks like a Russian diplomat :)

Jersey Chick
08-03-2008, 05:39 AM
OMG! Mike Nesmith was totally my favorite Monkee... He looked... different.... then...

Siddow
08-03-2008, 05:40 AM
Here he is picking his nose:

http://www.geocities.com/lenetaylor/mike5.jpg

TemlynWriting
08-03-2008, 05:41 AM
I knew him, too. I love the Monkees! (Of course, I grew up watching their reruns on Nickelodeon. But they still rock!)

Danger Jane
08-03-2008, 05:43 AM
So I guess that means he's not one of the Smothers Brothers either

:(

That was my next guess.

Jersey Chick
08-03-2008, 05:44 AM
Nickelodeon for me, as well - though I vaguely remember watching them on WPIX (our channel 11 before it became the WB, which became the CW) in reruns when I was a little kid (mid to late 70s)

Appalachian Writer
08-03-2008, 05:52 AM
Thanks to Ben Prance, it's all been given away. I've never seen Mike without his hat! Who could believe the Monkees would ever get old. I wonder what Peter Tork and Mickey Dolenz look like. I've seen Davy Jones. He's still short and he dyes his hair.:D
I'm pretty old. I bought their album.:(

Ol' Fashioned Girl
08-03-2008, 05:56 AM
Then why isn't his picture in black and white?

'Cause it's a 'today' pic, Spook... not a '60s pic! :) (And we did have color film back in the Olden Days, y'know!)


Mmmm, I was 6 when the 60's ended and pretty into only me at that time. He is NOT my grandpa and I would not have known him unless he was my dad, my grandpa or Bozo the Clown. Wait, was he Bozo?

Poor Mike... to be accused of being Bozo! :D


Mike Nesmith.

Lock thread.

Ben got it!


Here he is picking his nose:

http://www.geocities.com/lenetaylor/mike5.jpg


Thanks to Ben Prance, it's all been given away. I've never seen Mike without his hat! Who could believe the Monkees would ever get old. I wonder what Peter Tork and Mickey Dolenz look like. I've seen Davy Jones. He's still short and he dyes his hair.:D
I'm pretty old. I bought their album.:(

I had all their albums... never missed the show... loved Davy Jones and the Men from UNCLE at the same time.

I'll see if I can find the others...

roncouch
08-03-2008, 05:57 AM
It didn't make me feel old. I am old! Turned the big 70 yesterday. I suppose I look old - but feel great and write every day. I used to think everyone over thirty was ancient. How time changes things! Yes, I remember the Monkeys. Never cared for them.

rhymegirl
08-03-2008, 05:59 AM
I...uh... was in sixth grade when the Monkees first came on the scene.

Yes, I loved Mike. I remember at recess, a girl went up and down the line asking"Who's your favorite Monkee?" If you said "Davy", she said, "You can't have him!"

Most of the girls said Davy. When she got to me, I said, "Mike."

Ya know what she said? "Ugh. You can HAVE him!"

Danger Jane
08-03-2008, 06:07 AM
Hey I remember the Monkees on Nickelodeon!









Or else my childhood is way out of touch with me.

SPMiller
08-03-2008, 06:08 AM
Not to make you feel old, but who is Mike Nesmith?

wyntermoon
08-03-2008, 06:11 AM
Was this a rumor or did his mother invent wite-out? A writer's favorite friend (pre-word processor).

And Mickey was my favorite.

Ol' Fashioned Girl
08-03-2008, 06:14 AM
Not to make you feel old, but who is Mike Nesmith?

One of the Monkees.


Was this a rumor or did his mother invent wite-out? A writer's favorite friend (pre-word processor).

And Mickey was my favorite.

Actually, I believe it was true. :)

And here's Peter Tork (another of the Monkees, SP. :>)

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1250/1367707281_738e995458_o.jpg

Ol' Fashioned Girl
08-03-2008, 06:16 AM
AAAAGH! Davy Jones...

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a36/Gladiatorgirl2/The%20Monkees/Davy%20Jones%20Feather%20Falls%20Casino/DavyJonesConcert223.jpg

Ol' Fashioned Girl
08-03-2008, 06:16 AM
http://www.hollywood-diecast.com/mickey%20dolenz.jpg

Mickey Dolenz. ::sigh::

Jersey Chick
08-03-2008, 06:19 AM
The Monkees then:

http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb134/JerseyChick71/monkees.jpg


The Monkees now -

http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb134/JerseyChick71/monkeesnow.jpg
left to right - Mickey, Mike, Peter, Davy

And I don't know the date of either photo... sorry... :D

rhymegirl
08-03-2008, 06:23 AM
Yeah, the songs were kinda bubblegum, but...

Here's one of them:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxz_JBuyF4I

Captshady
08-03-2008, 06:35 AM
I'd heard it was his Aunt that created white out. For certain though, he's been the biggest pain in the butt when it's come to the monkee's. When the series ended, he laid claim that they didn't sing or write their own songs, and on more than one occasion, he's not showed up to huge events to kick off tours and such, after promising he'd be there. He's done it enough that the others swear they'll never tour together again.

Williebee
08-03-2008, 06:35 AM
They weren't all bubblegum. HEAD was more of a counter culture experiment.

I saw Peter Tork last summer. He's traveling occasionally with his Shoe Suede Blues (http://shoesuedeblues.com/)band. Really good show; a lot of fun.

Man, I would never have believed that was Mike Nesmith.

Jersey Chick
08-03-2008, 06:38 AM
Well, according to Wikipedia (yeah, yeah, I know) it was his mother who invented Liquid Paper. I don't really feel like digging around to find out if wiki's right or not.

ETA - I did a quick search at the Liquid Paper website. Bette Graham invented it and she was Nesmith's mother.

I do, however, have a Monkeemobile - it's in my office. I've had it for as long as I can remember.

rhymegirl
08-03-2008, 06:41 AM
I'd heard it was his Aunt that created white out.

No, it was definitely his mother that invented White out.

chevbrock
08-03-2008, 06:53 AM
The Monkees would probably be the first ever "manufactured" band. Their creator wanted to make a show that could promote hit songs. So he put out an audition for actors who could sing. The fellas above are what resulted.

Lyra Jean
08-03-2008, 06:59 AM
Peter is my favorite. I remember watching them on Nickelodeon.

C.bronco
08-03-2008, 07:03 AM
Peter Tork's lookin' hot. The others, well, hey, hey they're the monkeys, 'cause kids say the monkey around, but they're too busy singing
to put anybody dowwwwwwwn!

BenPanced
08-03-2008, 08:03 AM
Okay, I cheated a little, so everybody pay attention for the next quiz:

1) I did a right click/"save image as..." on the picture.
2) The picture's file name starts with "nez".
3) "Papa Nez" is his nickname.
4) Therefore, it's Mike Nesmith.

And Mike is/was my favorite. I remember watching The Monkees when it was on Saturday mornings, while it was still in first-run.

Other Monkee trivia: Micky Dolenz directed a stage adaptation of the movie Bugsy Malone (all-singing, all-dancing, all-children 1930's gangster musical; original movie starred Scott Baio in the title role and Jodie Foster as Tallulah, the speakeasy singer after his heart and wallet. Songs by Paul Williams. The kids threw pies or used machine guns that shot blobs of whipped cream. I'm not making this up, you know) in London.

Danger Jane
08-03-2008, 08:06 AM
Okay, I cheated a little, so everybody pay attention for the next quiz:

1) I did a right click/"save image as..." on the picture.
2) The picture's file name starts with "nez".
3) "Papa Nez" is his nickname.
4) Therefore, it's Mike Nesmith.

And Mike is/was my favorite.


I never realized you were this manipulative, Ben!!

Fraulein
08-03-2008, 08:14 AM
You can also cheat by right clicking on the image to get the picture's location. You would select "copy image location". When you do that, this is what you get: http://www.edge.org/3rd_culture/bios/images/nez201.jpg. From that link, you can deduce the location of the picture, www.edge.org, and you could get the necessary details that you would need to figure it out from the website.

When you type in "nez" in the search field, you get this: http://www.edge.org/searchresults.html?cx=012042634644280309647%3Ajygo mqbx65u&cof=FORID%3A11&q=nez&sa=Search#144. Click on that, and Bingo!, Michael Nesmith is the third image that pops up http://www.edge.org/q2006/q06_8.html.

:wag:

BenPanced
08-03-2008, 08:18 AM
Okay, I cheated a little, so everybody pay attention for the next quiz:

1) I did a right click/"save image as..." on the picture.
2) The picture's file name starts with "nez".
3) "Papa Nez" is his nickname.
4) Therefore, it's Mike Nesmith.


I never realized you were this manipulative, Ben!!
I thought it was somebody else at first, but his face isn't as round as Mike Nesmith's, so decided "why not?" and did the right click.

You can also cheat by right clicking on the image to get the picture's location. You would select "copy image location". When you do that, this is what you get: http://www.edge.org/3rd_culture/bios/images/nez201.jpg. From that link, you can deduce the location of the picture, www.edge.org (http://www.edge.org), and you could get the necessary details that you would need to figure it out from the website.
I'd never heard of this, but I guess it'd work, too.

Danger Jane
08-03-2008, 08:25 AM
In that case then, I applaud you!!

I still think everyone's full of crap though. It's obviously Alec Baldwin.

September skies
08-03-2008, 08:44 AM
I would have never guessed it was one of the monkees. I used to love them when I was young.
But no one loved Davy Jones more than Marcia Brady. She's his No. 1 fan and president of his fan club.

Fingers
08-03-2008, 08:59 AM
Marcia! Marcia! Marcia!

Sorry, had to do it.

yer pal Brian

September skies
08-03-2008, 09:03 AM
Jan's head just spinned 360 degrees

Chumplet
08-03-2008, 09:10 AM
I thought it was Christopher Plummer after a face lift.

Ol' Fashioned Girl
08-03-2008, 03:28 PM
Aha! Now that I know how y'all cheat, next time I'll download the pic, rename it, and upload it to PhotoBucket!

Mr Flibble
08-03-2008, 03:32 PM
OK that was freaky - I was listening to I'm a Believer when I opened the thread.....and still didn't get who it was till Ben nailed it :)

I used to love the Monkees on a Saturday morning - I even taught my kids the walk lol.

rhymegirl
08-03-2008, 03:33 PM
Uh, well....

I had tried to cheat. I dragged the image to my desk top. The first three letters of what you named it were Nez. So I'm thinking: Hmm. Nez. Never did I think of Mike Nesmith. Instead, I was thinking: Who was it that invented basketball? Some guy named Naismith? Course, that was many, many years ago, so how could it be him?

But yes, OFG, we always try to cheat.

Ol' Fashioned Girl
08-03-2008, 03:35 PM
:2angel:

I never cheat.

:roll:

Ol' Fashioned Girl
08-03-2008, 03:36 PM
No. Really.

<--------------Would that avatar lie to you?

Maryn
08-03-2008, 04:48 PM
I'm thinking that for my age, I look okay. Thanks, Monkees!

Maryn, aging more gracefully than some

BenPanced
08-03-2008, 11:14 PM
I still think everyone's full of crap though. It's obviously Alec Baldwin.
Or a long-forgotten Baldwin Brother nobody knew existed, like Ray-Bob or Scooter.

Joe270
08-03-2008, 11:16 PM
On a bit of a trivia aside, Mike N. hated wearing that stupid hat.

truelyana
08-04-2008, 02:30 AM
Tom Jones brother?

Williebee
08-04-2008, 02:37 AM
Would that avatar lie to you?
OFG, that avatar can do whatever she wants to me.

Upbeat
08-04-2008, 02:49 AM
It didn't make me feel old. I am old! Turned the big 70 yesterday. I suppose I look old - but feel great and write every day. I used to think everyone over thirty was ancient. How time changes things! Yes, I remember the Monkeys. Never cared for them.
Correction - You really are not old. Today if you're 100 or over - you MIGHT be considered 'old'. At such an age, you'd care less about Monkees!

benbradley
08-04-2008, 03:56 AM
Not Alec Baldwin. (Which made me laugh out loud, too!)

Not an inventor.

Hint: He's was on TV in the '60s.


Then why isn't his picture in black and white?
I saw Batman in the '60's and it was in color. I could tell because at the end of the intro it would say "In Color" at the bottom of the screen. Yeah, we had a black-and-white TV then, my father wasn't about to pay for a color one...

So I guess that means he's not one of the Smothers Brothers either

:(

That was my next guess.
IIRC, Mike Nesmith was ON the Smothers Brothers show. Or perhaps I'm thinking of some other tall skinny guitarist/singer. ("Play, magic fingers!")

I'd heard it was his Aunt that created white out. For certain though, he's been the biggest pain in the butt when it's come to the monkee's. When the series ended, he laid claim that they didn't sing or write their own songs, and on more than one occasion, he's not showed up to huge events to kick off tours and such, after promising he'd be there. He's done it enough that the others swear they'll never tour together again.


Well, according to Wikipedia (yeah, yeah, I know) it was his mother who invented Liquid Paper. I don't really feel like digging around to find out if wiki's right or not.

ETA - I did a quick search at the Liquid Paper website. Bette Graham invented it and she was Nesmith's mother.

I do, however, have a Monkeemobile - it's in my office. I've had it for as long as I can remember.
I heard (circa 1990) it was Frank Zappa's mother who invented White Out - I guess that was wrong all these years.

The Monkees would probably be the first ever "manufactured" band. Their creator wanted to make a show that could promote hit songs. So he put out an audition for actors who could sing. The fellas above are what resulted.
Neil Diamond was one of the biggest hit songwriters of the period, though I don't know offhand if he wrote any Monkees songs, but in general the songs were written by some of the hottest songwriters of their time.
Another thing I find a little bizzarre was Stephen Stills (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Stills) (classic folk-rocker and the "S" in CSN and Sometimes Y - oh goodness he looks fat in that picture) applied for a part in The Monkees.

Mr Flibble
08-04-2008, 03:59 AM
I don't know offhand if he wrote any Monkees songs

He wrote I'm a Believer iirc.

Ol' Fashioned Girl
08-04-2008, 04:49 AM
Tom Jones brother?

Bite your tongue, youngling. I sold my soul to get a kiss from Tom. He was the god of my idolotry.


OFG, that avatar can do whatever she wants to me.

She's a hottie, ain't she? If I had to pick a portrait of my MC in my Tudor era book, that'd be the one.


IIRC, Mike Nesmith was ON the Smothers Brothers show. Or perhaps I'm thinking of some other tall skinny guitarist/singer. ("Play, magic fingers!")

No... that wasn't Mike. It was John Hartford (http://www.johnhartford.com/).

rhymegirl
08-04-2008, 05:12 AM
Neil Diamond was one of the biggest hit songwriters of the period, though I don't know offhand if he wrote any Monkees songs, but in general the songs were written by some of the hottest songwriters of their time.

Yes, Neil Diamond wrote a number of Monkees songs. I'm A Believer, Look Out, Here Comes Tomorrow--are a few.

BenPanced
08-05-2008, 09:03 AM
I saw Batman in the '60's and it was in color. I could tell because at the end of the intro it would say "In Color" at the bottom of the screen. Yeah, we had a black-and-white TV then, my father wasn't about to pay for a color one...
My mom laughed when they announced the invention of color television. She also laughed when they said they were going to put a man on the moon.

Yeah, she ain't laughing much lately...

This program is brought to you in living color on NBC! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GohWSsFCkw)

The story behind the creation of the peacock. (http://www.big13.net/NBC%20Peacock/NBCPeacock1.htm) "Well, when a mommy peacock and a daddy peacock love each other very much..."

Woodsie
08-05-2008, 09:06 AM
... but...

Who is this man? Can you guess?

http://www.edge.org/3rd_culture/bios/images/nez201.jpg

a guy from Russia.