Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Try it on for size



Well I see some fellow bloggers have gone incognito.
The Shadow knows who they are though.
I think I will try this mask on for size.
You can win a prize if you know who the man in my profile picture is.
One guess, it's not me.
I don't look that handsome.
One hint.
He was born in Vicam, a small village in Sonora, on the road between Ciudad Obregon and Hermosillo. In the early 1900's .

Will my mask work?
Time will tell!
Now I can do things only my imagination will know!

6 comments:

Bob Mrotek said...

Alfonso Bedoya - "Gold hat" Treasure of the Sierra Madre - John Houston Director - 1948 Hee Hee What did I win :)

Constantino said...

Gee, that was too easy I guess, but not for a history buff like you! I don't know, I 'll have to figure it our....how about winning the coveted title of the useless trivia historian of today!

We pass through Vicam a couple of times a year and one of these days I think I will convince my wife to detour and see if they have a statue in the plaza for him?

Anonymous said...

Gee. I was going to guess Anthony Quinn. But then, he was born in Chihuahua.

O.k. Who was the actor who said, "I don' need to show you no steenkin' badges!"?

Saludos,
El Fantasma

PS: Why "Constantino"?

Bob Mrotek said...

Constantino,
I'm sorry. I didn't want to ruin your game. Please forgive me. It really wasn't all that easy. The guy looked really familiar but I almost blew a fuse thinking about it. The problem was that I didn't recognize him right away without his hat. Go ahead, do another one and I will hang back for a little while and then it's double or nothing. Okay? :)

Anonymous said...

Seems as though Alfonso Bedoya was the "steenkin' badges" hombre.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaxURLFn6jU

Saludos,
El Fantasma

Constantino said...

Yep, he started the cult saying of the no badges remark. During the early 60's there was a local tv show put on ABC in SF that a DJ named AL Collins did, Jazbo Collins and one of his shtick was to induct members into his morning club. He would make you wear a sombrero and repeat into the camera, I'no got to show you no stinken badges.....amazing how that became such a used phrase.

Constantine is my middle name, and the locals do not understand Kenneth, so it's Constantino down here. That is accepted sans lengthy repetition or explanations.