Saturday, April 18, 2009

Saturday Word Play: Not To Be Confused With Morphing

In this week's Saturday Word Play, I've combined the biographies of authors with other notable people who share their names. As an added bonus, I've taken those two people who share one name, and also given them one face using Morph Thing. Morph Thing is fun, but (as you'll see from these sorry results) it ain't PhotoShop.

Can you identify these people?

As always, feel free to answer all ten at home, but please only answer one in the comment section. That way nine more people can play along.

1. He's the American "Hitman" that won the WWE championship belt for his short story "The Outcasts of Poker Flat:"

2. This Ottawa-born woman was abducted from her home at age 14 and found alive nine months later. Her story was later the subject of a made for TV movie and a book entitled By Grand Central Station I Sat Down And Wept:

3. This English supermodel is best known for her 2005 novel Labyrinth:

4. Born in Ohsweken on the Six Nations Reserve in Ontario, this The Power and The Glory author earned an Oscar nomination for his role in Dances With Wolves:

5. This African-American author won the Governor General's Award in 2001 for his novel Native Son:

6. In his Baby and Child Care book, this doctor logically suggests using a special nerve grip to render unconsciousness:

7. This English actress wrote 12 novels and was married 8 times:

8. This CBC personality is the current governor of New Mexico and wrote a series of books about a bed and breakfast:

9. This labor activist is the son of a popular horror writer and the subject of a song made popular by Paul Robeson:

10. This former Canadian politician and author of The Jesus Generation was an interim leader for the Liberal party in 2006:


Sandra said...

#2 is Elizabeth Smart. I adore that book.

barefootheart said...

#4, Graham Greene.

Wanda said...

#5. ~ Richard Wright
[Big]ger Thomas Hanks

John Mutford said...

Sandra: That's right. I haven't read it. It's only been in recent years that I'd even heard of it and I mistakenly thought it was a new author. It was only through putting this together that I discovered the book's been around since the 40's. Still, the title has a new feel, doesn't it?

Barefootheart: That's right.

Wanda: Richard Wright/ Richard B. Wright is right. What did you mean by the Tom Hanks comment?

gypsysmom said...

#8 is Bill Richardson. His Bachelor Brothers Bed and Breakfast books are hilarious. I just wish it was a real place and I would be making a reservation in a flash. (I had no idea there was another Bill Richardson. I bet he's not nearly as funny as our Bill.)

raidergirl3 said...

#7 is Dr Spock

Gavin said...

#9 is Joe Hill.

Pooker said...

#1 is Bret Hart. I didn't know the author of Poker Flats but by strange coincidence, I bought a little used book of short stories today that contains one by Bret Harte, "The Luck of Roaring Camp".

Wanda said...

Ha! I totaly messed up on this one and somehow still got it right. When I looked at the pic for #5 this morning, I swear I saw Tom Hanks! Bigger Thomas is the main character from Native son. My connection was the movie BIG. I see now that you were aiming for the Canadian author of October and Clara Callen. I wonder what that picture would look like if you also morphed in the guy from Pink Floyd?

Bybee said...

7. Elizabeth Taylor. I still haven't read anything by her!