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Thursday, October 04, 2007

Tickle your Brain!

"Known for his oratory talents, he was the secretary of state under three different presidents. He made a historic speech to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Pilgrims’ arrival at Plymouth Rock. Decades after his death, his legal skills became the subject of a short story and a film where he debated the devil to save the soul of a man."

Ok, my regulars will know to head to the comment section and HINT at this week's special guest. My irregulars will hopefully follow suit. Leave Google out of it until you really have no clue and everybody else obnoxiously offer their 27th hint about the detailed carvings of the silverware in this unbelievably well-worded man's china cabinet.

For extra Brownie Points explain the picture I chose!

Have fun with it!


Posted by Minka :: 11:20 am :: 11 Royal Subjects

Link to this Royal Decree!


At 12:13, Blogger Doug said...

There once was a son of New Hampshire's,
Who thought commerce is first among answers,
One day he contended
That Canada ended
Where New England runs out of financiers.

At 13:13, Blogger I Dive At Night said...

LOL! Love it Doug! And if this guy was a strong proponent of Manifest Destiny then I probably learned his name in school. But I only know one past U.S. Secretary of State and it's only hatred that keeps that name alive.

So I'll go for the bonus points... is it because of the penguin like suit on the man?

At 13:42, Blogger Mo'a said...

If it is the guy I am thinking about...then he is a relative of HeineKen.
Is that a good hint?

At 13:47, Blogger Mo'a said...

Oh!!!oh!! I forgot to say that a keeper of many words also has his last name.
And his last name was my Father-in-laws middle name...a family thing don't you know.
Is that a better hint?

At 16:09, Blogger Theresa said...

I have a useful book filled with words that shares it's name with this man, although he didn't write it. And I don't think I want the brownie points. You do know where they say that expression came from, don't you? And it has nothing to do with brownies. ;)

At 17:09, Blogger Grundir the Implacable said...

I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess... the Dark Lord Sauron?

At 22:31, Anonymous quilly said...

The story of Jabez Stone, a man who needed help removing a scratch from his soul.

At 22:35, Anonymous quilly said...

My comment above shoulds start with the words, The lawyer in ...

I wonder if I could get the fellow to represent me from the dead and argue for the return of my attention span? I know it's been scratched.

At 22:43, Blogger tsduff said...

Your verbosity kills me Monika - HA HA HA "everybody else obnoxiously offer their 27th hint about the detailed carvings of the silverware in this unbelievably well-worded man's china cabinet."

There was a man NOT named Nathaniel
Whose last name still graces a manual
When looking for words
It is still used by nerds
To find oddities like a spaniel.

At 00:39, Blogger Minka said...

DOug, one thing I am usually certain about is that you will give it your all. I just checked and you have been here from the first brain teaser onwards.

*gets busy with a scissor and some paper and glitter*

Morgan, now that you point it out...he does remind me of teh Pneguin in Batman. Interesting!

Moa, thank goodness for your second comment, 'cause I would have looked real silly ansering that hint. :)

Theresa, I have never wondered where that expression came from...I'll be googling now :)

grundir, how can you go out on a limb? Wouldn't you rather go out on a thighbone?

Quilly, I am impressed. Well done! Brownie?

terry, thank you for noticing. I thought it was rather funny myself, but nobody said anything, so I was pondering if I was too-self indulgent and had low humor standards...thanks for givign me wings :) And that was brilliantly limericked...youc ertainly are giving the Dougster a run for his money :)

At 17:25, Blogger Deb said...

Spaniel = the winner in my book.

But why is Diesel crossing his legs like he's a supermodel with Brazilian wax-burn?


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