First Names as Last Names Quiz #2

We have a list of 24 famous people whose last names are common first names. Guess who they are.
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Last updated: February 19, 2017
First submittedDecember 3, 2011
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Use These First Names
Agatha
Dylan
Kelly
Paul
Ben
Franklin
Lauren
Perry
Bruce
Gabriel
Lawrence
Peter
Cary
Glenn
Lenny
Ray
Charles
Grace
Les
Ralph
Christie
Grant
Loretta
Ron
Clive
Howard
Lynn
Ross
Craig
Jamie
Martin
Spencer
Curtis
James
Michael
Thomas
Daniel
John
Nancy
Tony
Diana
Joyce
Oliver
Tracy
Douglas
Katy
Owen
Travis
To Make These Full Names
Agatha Christie
Les Paul
Michael Douglas
Ray Charles
Ben Franklin
Loretta Lynn
Peter Gabriel
Jamie Oliver
John Glenn
Spencer Tracy
Ron Howard
Diana Ross
James Joyce
Katy Perry
Martin Lawrence
Cary Grant
Dylan Thomas
Clive Owen
Nancy Travis
Daniel Craig
Grace Kelly
Tony Curtis
Lenny Bruce
Ralph Lauren
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Level 52
Dec 3, 2011
I had some in mind, but this quiz doesn't give you much time.
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Level 61
Jun 17, 2017
This is one of those quizzes where age has its benefits. A lot of these people are from long ago!
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Level 72
Jun 19, 2017
And then there is Martin Lawrence
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Level 67
Jul 30, 2019
I had no idea who about 10 of these people are..
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Level 67
Jul 30, 2019
@some quizmaker, yes, because jamie oliver is ancient.. same for katy perry, etc
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Level 66
Apr 5, 2020
This was better for me than the first one of the series, here only three people I had never heard of.
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Level 72
Dec 3, 2011
I guess Nancy Grace and Ron Paul, haha, no who you were looking for
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Level 53
Apr 23, 2015
I tried Ron Paul, too.
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Level 71
Jun 17, 2017
Same here.
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Level 71
Jun 19, 2017
I tried those two too. I also kept insisting on Diana Spencer.
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Level 39
Sep 20, 2019
i tried Michael owen lol, gutted when he wasn't there
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Level 29
Dec 3, 2011
Michael Owen perhaps? He is possibly the second most famous English football player in the world....
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Level 29
Aug 17, 2012
I thought that it was Michael Owen as well
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Level 73
May 3, 2013
yeah, me too!
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Level 33
Dec 3, 2011
Great quiz - 17/24 :(
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Level 74
Dec 3, 2011
Got 'em all with 1:21 left...kept trying Curtis Martin until I finally saw Tony!
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Level 78
Dec 3, 2011
Wonderful quiz, just challenging enough to make me feel smart. Lots of fun, thanks!
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Level 65
Dec 3, 2011
Other names that could apply to this: Ron Paul Daniel day Lewis If fictional characters could count Nancy Drew would be a great one as well.
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Level 39
Dec 3, 2011
I also guessed Nancy Grace and Ron Paul. =(
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Level 44
Nov 29, 2015
same
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Level 68
Dec 3, 2011
This was an interesting change, I'd like to see more of these. Thanks!
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Level 66
Dec 3, 2011
Too easy...
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Level 73
Dec 3, 2011
Couldn't Diana Spencer also be counted? That was Princess Diana's maiden name...
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Level 71
Nov 17, 2016
Got stuck on that one for a good while too.
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Level 70
Dec 5, 2016
yep
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Level 32
Dec 4, 2011
took me forever to figure out you had to type the entire name.
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Level 44
Dec 5, 2011
I thought Nancy Grace too...Also, Ron Jeremy was the first one I thought of when I saw the name.
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Level 68
Jul 22, 2017
Ron Jeremy? Watch a lot of "films" on your own, do you! Lol.
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Level 33
Dec 5, 2011
Fun quiz! There are several combinations that would work but aren't accepted and part of the fun was rethinking those. Fackwacker is right. You just have to figure out what name is accepted. I would love to see more quizzes like this.
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Level 63
Dec 6, 2011
I almost always see Perry used as a last name. Maybe it is just common where I'm from.
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Level 78
Jun 17, 2017
Perry Mason, Perry Como, Perry Ellis, and I remember when the country humorist and preacher, Grady Nutt, named his son Perry so he could sign his name as P. Nutt if he chose to. I also know two men with the first name of Perry, so it's been around for a while as a given name.
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Level 66
Apr 5, 2020
Can be short for Peregrine, still an unusual first name. Then of course there is Grayson Perry, can't think of anyone else with that first name
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Level 8
Mar 27, 2012
Martin Kelly, even if he is only a Liverpool Defender...
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Level 22
Jul 13, 2012
It took me an age to work out what I was meant to do - tried drag & drop - oh dear - utterly failed of course - but once I got the hang of it, it was good fun!
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Level 29
Aug 1, 2012
Kept trying Diana Spencer too
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Level 49
Nov 7, 2012
I saw Ron and was looking for Jeremy as the match. SMH
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Level 71
Nov 17, 2012
I was hoping for Washington Irving and John Milton. But you can't have everything.
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Level 78
Nov 19, 2012
Fabulous quiz!!
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Level 74
Sep 17, 2013
Really good quiz! Thanks.
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Level 59
Oct 1, 2013
Pretty cool quiz, but it needs more Cowbell.
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Level 74
Mar 15, 2014
That was fun. Thanks!
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Level 74
Apr 4, 2014
I don't think Nancy Travis counts as famous.
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Level 82
May 16, 2014
Even with the picture I missed John Glenn! And so did 60% of the rest too. Feeling a bit sheepish as I didn't think past Neil and Buzz.
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Level 62
Jul 13, 2014
1:59 left. No guesswork required. Start with unusual names like Agatha and Clive and by the time you get to your Peter, Paul and Mary you will have a good fighting chance.
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Level 78
Jan 31, 2015
That's how I did it, too, but you beat me by eleven seconds.
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Level 43
Aug 23, 2014
I want another one of these, enjoyed both this one and the first one!
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Level 65
Jan 25, 2015
How do you set the grid so the used answers change colors?
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Level 79
Jun 12, 2015
Very difficult, due to all the possible choices that WEREN'T included - such as Nancy Grace, Ron Paul, etc., as other commenters have mentioned. Going thru the list I was surprised at how many alternative answers fit the category.
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Level 75
Mar 27, 2016
Nice choices, lots of old school people.
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Level 71
Nov 17, 2016
Fun, but much more difficult than the first quiz. As a non-American, this time I didn't know the majority of these people. Although there were several were I went "DUH" when I saw the answer, because I DID know them.
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Level 80
Dec 24, 2016
I didn't know many of these people and I'm American. But I was able to get them all eventually by process of elimination.
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Level 66
Jun 17, 2017
Really? I felt they were all well-known enough that I didn't need to resort to process of elimination. A++++ Lenny BRuce
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Level 80
Jun 17, 2017
Lenny Bruce is one of the names I didn't know. The others were Dylan Thomas (who turns out is Welsh, pretty sure being American wouldn't help knowing him), Les Paul, and I wasn't sure about Loretta Lynn... at first I was thinking of the Chinese softcore adult film star... then remembered her name was Loretta Lee. I've heard of the country music singer but am not so familiar.
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Level 78
Jun 17, 2017
You're too young to remember Les Paul and Mary Ford. They were a singing duo in the '50s and early '60s until their famous divorce. Vaya con Dios is the only song I remember them singing. Lenny Bruce was a comedian from the early '60s who became more famous after being arrested under the obscenity laws. Check out the movie, "Lenny" with Dustin Hoffman starring as Lenny if you want to know more. (Valerie Perrine played Lenny's stripper wife and was supposedly better than Hoffman. I didn't see the movie.) Loretta Lynn was the subject of the movie, "Coal Miner's Daughter" starring Sissy Spacek. Loretta is considered royalty among country music fans.
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Level 80
Jan 9, 2019
yeah I'm vaguely familiar with all of them and have at least heard their names before.
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Level 67
Jul 30, 2019
@ander even I have heard of les paul ( while not haveing heard of half on this list) and I was born in the 80s.

I had to look it up to be certain, but the connection for knowing the name is, it is the name of one of the most famous guitar models, which is named after the musician.

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Level 66
Apr 5, 2020
Everyone has seen a Gibson Les Paul guitar, surely? Or at least a copy. Next you will tell me you don't know what a Stratocaster is.
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Level 61
Jan 8, 2017
Ross Martin didn't work.
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Level 44
Apr 21, 2017
Paul Douglas?
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Level 68
Jun 17, 2017
When I saw Clive, my first thought was Lewis (which wasn't a choice). Would have made a challenging one though, as most people know him as C.S.
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Level 54
Jun 17, 2017
Enjoyed this quiz, only one person I hadn't heard of so process of elimination for that one, but worked out the rest as I went.
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Level 47
Jun 17, 2017
My mind just blanks on these quizzes. Couldn't take my mind off Craig Charles.
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Level 51
Jun 17, 2017
Clive James is a person. Who he is i don't know
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Level 83
Jun 17, 2017
According to Wikipedia, he's "an Australian author, critic, broadcaster, poet, translator and memoirist, best known for his autobiographical series Unreliable Memoirs, for his chat shows and documentaries on British television and for his prolific journalism."
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Level 76
May 3, 2019
Yep, I tried him. He's pretty well known in the UK.
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Level 58
Jun 17, 2017
Kept trying Diana Spencer, probably more famous than Spencer Tracy and Diana Ross put together!
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Level 67
Jan 21, 2018
Maybe, but then you'd be left with Ross Tracy, or Tracy Ross, and who are they?
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Level 67
Jul 30, 2019
more famous than diana ross? I dont think so, definitely not by last name. Princess Di(ana) maybe gets close. But if you would ask people, outside the UK, what diana's last name was 90% would not know the answer. And even given the name, diana spencer, most wouldnt know who was meant (and if they would get it, it would be because if you ask famous people with the first name diana, she wóuld be one of the first mentioned)
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Level 67
Jun 17, 2017
Tony Christie, of 'Is This The Way To Amarillo' fame, or really obscure, Daniel Kelly, Canadian actor from Degrassi.
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Level 68
Jun 17, 2017
I kept trying Nancy Grace and Jamie Curtis, but to no avail!
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Level 83
Jun 17, 2017
I was also curious to see if Jamie Curtis would work without the Lee.
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Level 70
Jun 17, 2017
I was really confused why John Oliver wasn't working, never heard of Jamie Oliver.
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Level 62
Jun 17, 2017
John Oliver?
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Level 60
Jun 18, 2017
Tried it too
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Level 77
Jun 19, 2017
ditto. though this quiz is like six years old, not sure how long he's been that well known.
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Level 60
Jun 17, 2017
21/24. Just 10 more seconds. Grrr
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Level 44
Jun 17, 2017
Craig Charles is also a celebrity. Just pointing that out
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Level 44
Jun 17, 2017
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=craig+charles&rlz=1CDGOYI_enGB710GB710&oq=craig+&aqs=chrome.0.69i59j69i57j0l2.4075j0j7&hl=en-GB&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8
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Level 68
Jun 17, 2017
Tried Craig Charles and Michael Owen but neither worked :(
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Level 68
Jun 17, 2017
Change the directions to read: Use the common first names listed to make the names of famous people. I had no idea what do do with this quiz and had to "give up" to see what you were looking for before taking it again.
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Level 82
Jun 18, 2017
Fun quiz, but as others have pointed out there are many other combinations of these names that are famous people. I tried several of the above, as well as Tracy Lawrence.
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Level 67
Jan 21, 2018
Yes, but then you're left with unmatched names. Keeping that from happening is part of the puzzle.
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Level 60
Jun 19, 2017
Anyone else look for Ron Jeremy
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Level 59
Jun 19, 2017
Very good, nice one. Ditto above re Michael Owen.
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Level 22
Oct 14, 2017
so ned kelly isnt on it why
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Level 70
Apr 10, 2018
Famous, not Infamous.
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Level 64
Dec 6, 2017
Maybe it's just me, but this quiz could use a more descriptive set of instructions. I must've wasted a minute trying to figure out what type of answers I was supposed to be inputting.
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Level 67
Jan 9, 2019
Yup, I figured you needed to add either the surname or firstnames yourself, not that you need to use the grid for first AND last. There is nothing to indicate that. Way too vague, the idea is interesting though
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Level 56
Jan 16, 2018
I tried Michael Owen, the footballer, but it didn't work. Maybe get rid of these options and replace to avoid confusion?
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Level 67
Jan 21, 2018
Dylan Thomas, whoever he was...
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Level 70
Apr 10, 2018
"Do not go gentle into that good night"
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Level 67
Jun 3, 2018
I see you ain't got no culture.
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Level 74
Apr 10, 2018
Kept trying Lawrence Olivier before I realised Oliver had no "i"... (And he spells it Laurence.)
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Level 66
Apr 15, 2018
Could add Lenny Henry, Michael Owen, Craig David and Sean Paul. Would Bob Dylan count?
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Level 58
Jun 5, 2018
I entered John Oliver at least 4 times...
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Level 44
Oct 11, 2018
John Oliver is better known among Americans than Jamie Oliver, both should be accepted
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Level 76
Oct 26, 2018
But the quiz wouldn't work then, the point is that each name is used once.
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Level 82
May 22, 2019
unless there is a chain of answers to match or just a person called jamie glenn or glenn jamie
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Level 60
Nov 7, 2018
Got there with 5 secs left. Being an oldie helps!
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Level 43
Nov 20, 2018
What a great idea for a quiz. Thank you.
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Level 19
Jan 9, 2019
Beyond some of the ones mentioned above (Ron Paul, Diana Spencer), the wrong name I came up with was Jamie (Lee) Curtis
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Level 78
Oct 25, 2019
hard same
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Level 67
Jan 9, 2019
It really isnt clear what the intention of this quiz is, it could use a better description. Like combine the names from the list to get the full names for famous people (sorry my english isnt 100%) . It really seemed one part was given and you would have to add the other part yourself
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Level 60
May 3, 2019
I feel uncultured, but Dylan Scott is a famous country singer
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Level 56
Dec 6, 2019
I find it insulting taht John Oliver was not an answer choice XD both "John" and "Oliver" are on there XD. other than that, I loved the quiz! (PS. if you do not know who John Oliver is, you are really missing out and need to look him up on Youtube. )
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Level 63
Jan 8, 2020
How about Michael Thomas? Wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints. I don't know if he's known well enough...
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Level 71
Sep 14, 2020
I tried him
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Level 57
Feb 15, 2020
Ron Paul?