More Id the Pics

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by rockgor, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Cast your eyes; then cast your vote. I might have posted some of these
    before. My memory cells are fading away faster than the leaves
    of autumn.









    Hint: number 2 is not pink grapefruit. [​IMG]
  2. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    #1 Looks like the Swedish wooden horse statuette, Dalahast/Dala, that I found on Wikki.

    #2 Could be a tangelo, combination of orange/grapefruit and tangerine.

    #3 The guy favors Zachery Scott.

    #5 Snapdragons ?

    #6 Looks a bit like Franchot Tone.
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2016
  3. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi GB, Oh, yeah, now I remember. The Norwegians consider the red or
    orange horse to be from the Dahl province in Norway. I bought lots
    of T shirts, refrigerator magnets, etc. at Norwegian festivals, but
    never a wooden horse.

    Number 3 is not Zach Scott, but he is a leading man. This couple was
    once Hollywood royalty. I included number 6 because it's Oscar
    season. Not only is he holding his Oscar, he is an important figure
    in Oscar history.

    Snapdragon is absolute right. My mother always had them in her
    garden. The citrus fruit is something pretty new. Gordon brought
    home a bag full this week. Have yet to taste them. Seldom eat
    solid food.

    I mostly drink the nectar of the Gods. There are various opinion
    about about what that is: cream soda; cognac; Irish whiskey.
    The Norskies serve aquavit at their parties which looks like
    vodka and tastes like licorice. (Yuck!) It's distilled from
    potatoes and flavored with fennel.

    Ha det bra (have it good)
  4. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kiddo

    Looks like you are the only contestant, so if there were a prize you'd
    win it.

    Number 2 is the cara cara orange. WIkipedia says it appears to
    be a natural cross between two different naval oranges. Discovered
    in Venezeula in the 70s. Just tasted one. Very sweet. "Cara"
    means "dear" in Italian. From what I could find on the net, in
    Spanish it means "face" or "expensive".

    Number 3 is Mary Pickford and hubby Douglas Fairbanks. Their
    mansion Pickfair was the most prestigious home in Hollywood.
    Torn down in the 80s by Pia Zadora.

    Number 4 is the Old North Church in Boston. Two lanterns hung
    in its tower alerted Paul Revere that the British troop would
    be coming by sea. (Actually it was the Charles River that the
    British crossed.)

    Number 6 is actor Emil Jannings who won the first Oscar for
    best actor. The award was for not one, but for three films.
    Jannings was the first award winner because he was leaving
    for England and received the award before the ceremony.

    Mary Pickford won an Oscar in 1930. She also received an
    Honorary Oscar in 1976. The award was presented at Pickfair.

    Number seven is the view at Arlington of the graves of John
    and Jacqueline Kennedy. I was at Arlington 2 years after the
    assassination. JFK was still in a temporary tomb. Jacqueline
    was still a widow.

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  5. bct

    bct Well-Known Member

    HA! I thought the orange was a blood orange, but apparently cara cara oranges get their colour from lycopenes, not anthocyanins as the blood oranges do. I love blood oranges, but will look for some Cara Caras in the mercado.

    :p Love,
  6. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    Barry, according to the National Citrus Association, any orange can
    become a blood orange if one is careless with a sharp knife. I didn't
    understand your reference to lycopenes. Isn't that the disease where
    one turns into a werewolf during the full moon?

    Have you ever seen a MERcado? I read it's an imitation aMERican car
    designed in Spain but made in south aMERica that is intended to look
    like a MERcedes. The manufacturer is hoping for a good response
    from the market.

    Too bad you're not here. Gordon just squeezed some cara caras. I'm
    having a glass of juice. Very nice. Dulce y sabrosa.

    Ta Ta und adios, Amigo

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  7. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    OK, some new pics.

    A is two views of the same person taken some time back.
    B is two actors who appeared in several films together.
    C is an actor who was a star, but with a little more luck
    would have been an even bigger one.





    E [​IMG]


  8. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    I recognized A. but couldn't place the face, then I saw her name on the bottom of the second photo, Rue Mclanahan! Oh yeah!

    B. Looks like Betty Grable and Dan Dailey.

    C. Looks familiar too. ?
  9. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi GB
    You're right with A and B. Some of those early pics of Rue remind
    me of Marilyn Monroe. And yes, that's Betty and Dan. They
    made several film together. Probably Betty's best film was
    Mother Wore Tights. Dan was her partner in that too.

    I noticed that some of the pictures I copied had names at the
    bottom, but the names seemed to disappear when posted, so
    I stopped checking. If you have good eyesight or a magnifying
    glass, you can also see the name of C.

  10. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Still don't know C. I give up!
  11. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hokee Dokee. C is Piper Laurie. She was in lots of movies. The best one
    was probably The Hustler with Paul Newman. There's a clip of
    her from the film on Youtube. She and Paul are just sitting in a booth talking.
    She is not striding across the room like Bette Davis and stabbing the air
    with a cigarette. Nevertheless, I thought she just radiated acting

    She did lots of TV too. Won an Emmy. She is still with us. 84 according
    to Wikipedia. In the 1990s she was in two films based on stories by
    Truman Capote. The Grass Harp and A Christmas Memory. Got both
    from the library recently. Well worth watching.

    Any thoughts about the pics D-F?

  12. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    F. looks like some sort of pouch, from the pioneer days?
  13. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Right you are. It holds gunpowder and is made from a horn. Could be from
    a cow, an ox, or a buffalo. The modern bullet contains both gunpowder and
    the projectile. It was invented about a decade after the Battle of Waterloo
    by a French soldier.

    Before that, the gunpowder was poured from the horn down the barrel
    of the musket with the ball (projectile) and then rammed into place.
    Most rifles in the Civil War were front loading muskets, but there were
    also some modern rifles manufactured by the Spencer Company.
    John Wilkes Booth was carrying one on his escape after Lincoln's

    A couple days ago I saw a program on TV. A guy was making a powder
    horn. At the end of the project the powder horn was dyed to make it
    look old. I suppose the best customers are Civil War or Old West

    D is the passion flower. It has all kinds of religious symbolism you can
    read about on the net. It also produces a fruit. We had these growing
    in our backyard at the previous house. Never tried to eat the fruit tho.

    E is the star nosed mole. Wikipedia has lots of info.

    Well, GB, you got the best score of all the players.

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  14. Willow77

    Willow77 Active Member

    I love the pictures of the blue passion flower sometimes called Maypop. I think they look like some exotic alien species of flower. I would love to have one but I heard they can get invasive. Did you have any problems with that at the the old house? I bought some seeds for a pink one but haven't planted them yet.
  15. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Willow

    No, we never had any trouble with the passion vine. It grew in only
    one place. In a corner of the large back yard where it could cling to
    a fence.

    I looked on line. Read that there are 500 species of passion flowers
    or Passiflora. They come in different colors. Some are vines; some
    are shrubs. Ours looked like the center pic, bottom line below.

    Have never seen the pink ones. Good luck with your seeds.