Botticelli - Oct. 2020

#2 was Charles O’Reilly, founder of the O’Reilly Auto Parts chain. Correct on the other 2.

My last DQ: Financial services company (i.e banking, accounting)?

O.

  1. real
  2. last name starts with O
  3. deceased
  4. American
  5. died after 1900
  6. not known from the Arts
  7. died after 1960
  8. not known from a single incident
  9. died before 2000
  10. known from business
  11. male
  12. not an inventor
  13. died before 1980
  14. known for founding or leading a company
  15. not known for producing physical products
  16. name is part of the company name
  17. company still in operation
  18. company is not a retailer of some sort
  19. not a software business
  20. not a financial services company (i.e banking, accounting)

Don’t know if the company is still around, but are you Jackie Kennedy’s second husband?

I am not Aristotle Onassis (who wasn’t an American).

Details…

No idea.

I’m not coming up with anyone either.

I’m stumped.

It crossed my mind that I could be barking up the wrong tree. The DQ says “name is part of company name”, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the last name. It could be something like Bob’s Big Boy or Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, where the last name isn’t part of the company name. Either way, I surrender for this round.

The name might even be reduced to an initial O. I dunno.

Final DQ: full last name appears in name of company?

O.

  1. real
  2. last name starts with O
  3. deceased
  4. American
  5. died after 1900
  6. not known from the Arts
  7. died after 1960
  8. not known from a single incident
  9. died before 2000
  10. known from business
  11. male
  12. not an inventor
  13. died before 1980
  14. known for founding or leading a company
  15. not known for producing physical products
  16. name is part of the company name
  17. company still in operation
  18. company is not a retailer of some sort
  19. not a software business
  20. not a financial services company (i.e banking, accounting)
  21. full last name appears in name of company

Please ask any other remaining “Are you Firstname Lastname”? questions by noon EST Monday.

Are you Ransom Olds, founder of Oldsmobile?

I am not.

Are you DW Onan?

I am not.

Are you Otto Orkin, founder of the Orkin pest control company?

Now there’s a buzzer-beater for you! Yes, indeed, I am

Otto Orkin

Founder of the pest-control company which still bears his name: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orkin

Well done, DLR!

Great job, DLR! Good choice, EH!
I’ve heard of the company but not its founder.

New game: I am C.

IQs:

  1. Were you killed by your son, Orestes?
  2. Were you the Jewish high priest at the time of Jesus’s trial?
  3. Were you a pink cat appearing in some Hanna-Barbera cartoons?