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December 5, 2008

Name That Dude

Earlier this week, I was tagged by Pamela to take the sixth picture from my Flickr account and use it as a post. Since I don’t have a Flickr account – and since I’m always so delinquent in responding to tags – I figured I had an easy way out of this one: no account, no tag.

I told Pamela as much, and she sent me this reply:

“Then pick a picture - any picture. I know you have them and it gives you a free blog day - no thinking required!”

In her typical common sense way, she was absolutely right – so I’m playing along in a modified fashion. In the absence of a Flickr account, I plugged my camera’s memory card into the computer, and picked the sixth picture from a series of shots I’ve been taking recently:


It actually works out pretty well, in that I was intending to use this picture for a post - or, more likely, a series - that has been a long time in developing (which should surprise nobody). And sure – I could just tell you who the sculpture depicts, but that would be too easy.

So it’s audience participation time: identify the person in the sculpture, and I’ll write more about it at some point in the future. Actually, I’m planning to write about it anyway, but I’m curious to see how obvious the answer is.

It seems like a no-brainer to me – but I’m not always the most perceptive person when it comes to these things. If the first commenter could guess correctly, that would be remarkably reassuring.

No pressure or anything. And … go!

15 comments:

Spokane Al 12/6/08, 8:06 AM  

It looks like a statue of Vladimir Lenin to me.

Anonymous,  12/6/08, 9:20 AM  

The most famous resident of Salinas:

http://www.cbc.ca/arts/story/2004/12/28/steinbecklibraries041228.html

Dan (in Morgan Hill, North of Eden)

triguyjt 12/6/08, 9:27 AM  

I am with spokane al...looks like lenin...but its probably not...

so I remember you guys went to Hawai not too long ago... so I am gonna go with some explorer...
or...Captain john Smith....

I see above that "anonymous went with steinbeck.....

triguyjt 12/6/08, 9:27 AM  

I am with spokane al...looks like lenin...but its probably not...

so I remember you guys went to Hawai not too long ago... so I am gonna go with some explorer...
or...Captain john Smith....

I see above that "anonymous went with steinbeck.....

21stCenturyMom 12/6/08, 9:45 AM  

Thanks for playing!

And who knew that John Steinbeck looked like Lenin?

Backofpack 12/6/08, 12:02 PM  

Gee, I just thought it looked like some grouchy old guy.

craig 12/6/08, 1:09 PM  

I guessed Lenin too. I think it's the mousache and beard that are similar. My subsequent research tells me that Steinbeck had more hair on his head. But he looks different in every picture I found.

Kim 12/6/08, 3:38 PM  

Definitely John Steinbeck. :)

Curly Su 12/6/08, 5:16 PM  

Steinbeck is my favorite author. Ever. It's gotta be him; it's got his aura...

David Ray 12/6/08, 8:02 PM  

OJ was my first thought.

Anonymous,  12/7/08, 8:36 AM  

Sean Connory in a a Mao outfit three weeks into a fast.
Cultureless in CV

bigRahn 12/7/08, 11:35 AM  

I'm guessing Fred Lebow.
Although I only know very vaguely what he looks like, but knowing you've been to NYC, ran the NYC marathon way back when, and this blog generally has to do with running, seems like a good guess.

bigRahn 12/7/08, 11:41 AM  

Never mind my last comment.
I don't know if you've ever been to NYC, run the marathon or anything else. I don't know where I pulled that out of.

But my guess remains the same.

the Dread Pirate Rackham 12/8/08, 9:09 PM  

she told me the same thing...i'm still looking for the right photo. it will come to me...oh yes, it will.

Darrell 12/9/08, 9:42 PM  

Isn't he one of those war lords in the last star wars movie?

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