Who Am I? The ATU History game

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Post  eddie on Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:12 am

^

Wild guess: Mr Rolls and Mr Royce?

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Post  felix on Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:22 am

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No sir! (I don't know who is in the passenger seat ... )

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Post  eddie on Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:27 am

Could we have a clue, please? I've considered everyone from Jeremy Thorpe to Adolf Hitler.

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Post  felix on Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:41 am

The driver became an unfeasibly generous philanthropist.

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Post  eddie on Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:13 pm

Another wild guess: Mr Rockerfeller?

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Post  felix on Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:06 pm

Nope. He was a very British 20th century industrialist. His philanthropic gifts are still very much with us.

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Post  eddie on Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:28 pm

Mr Gulbenkian?

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Post  felix on Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:18 pm

Nope. The 'bullnose' radiator of the car is a further clue.

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Post  eddie on Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:24 pm

Not...not...Richard Branson... affraid


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Post  felix on Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:38 pm

lol!

No, not our Rich! (I recall his first Virgin record shop, above a shoe shop in Oxford Street, near Tottenham Court Road. A hangout for the cool and the hip of the day, with racks of bootlegs and - do I remember right? - beanbag cushions and headphones for a groovy shopping ... or not ... experience.)

The chap in the pic had close links with Oxford.

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Post  pinhedz on Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:33 am

felix wrote:The chap in the pic had close links with Oxford.
So, a yank doesn't stand a chance in this contest. elephant

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Re: Who Am I? The ATU History game

Post  felix on Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:58 am

Depends pirat Young Bobby sang about Oxford Town, but it ain't that one.

The car and its bullnose radiator are a strong clue.

The following isn't a clue, but a Punch cartoon from 1936 I just found, captioned "The horn of plenty. Say when!" celebrating an enormous gift, from the chap in the bullnose-radiatored car, to Oxford University for medical research:



It's been calculated that he gave away over £11 billion at 2012 rates.

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Post  pinhedz on Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:26 am

Eventually the sheer weight of the clues tips the scale--William Morris (later Lord Nuffield), in a Bullnose Morris, 1913, by kind permission of the Warden and Fellows of Nuffield College, Oxford.

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Post  felix on Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:30 am

^ cheers - you are, of course, correct!

(The 'bullnose' Morris Oxford would have given it away to any vintage British car buff, but I suppose they are rather thin on the ground hereabouts Laughing )

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Post  pinhedz on Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:40 am

I don't know if this one is hard or not:


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Post  Guest on Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:55 am

his eyes, eyebrows and forehead remind me of someone

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Post  pinhedz on Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:16 am

Guessing is permitted.

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Post  eddie on Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:25 am

pinhedz wrote:Guessing is permitted.

Pinhedz with hair? scratch

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Re: Who Am I? The ATU History game

Post  pinhedz on Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:42 am

The dude does actually bear some resemblance to my University of Minnesota ID card. Laughing

But I was not yet born (or maybe only just born) when that pic was taken.

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Post  pinhedz on Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:42 am

And i might add:

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Post  eddie on Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:44 pm

Hinckley? The bloke who shot Reagan, anyway.

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Post  Constance on Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:55 pm

I'm glad to see this game is resurrected! My submissions are way to easy, but everyone else's are to hard for me.

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Re: Who Am I? The ATU History game

Post  felix on Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:42 am

pinhedz wrote:And i might add:
Right, so. Geezer's Russian and the photo was taken - when? 1940s/1950s? Poet?

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Post  pinhedz on Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:55 am

felix wrote:Poet?
Probably (most Russians were), but this geezer was better known for his scientific breakthroughs.

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Post  pinhedz on Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:55 am

And I might add: affraid affraid affraid

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