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Jul 19, 2021 - 7:29:06 AM
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58039 posts since 12/14/2005

Want to buy a one-stringed WUNJO?
Need a song parodied?
Kris McCarthy says my accomplishments are truly impressive.
And she wouldn't be LYING to me, just so she could SELL me something, would she??
Here's her e-mail:


You have been considered for inclusion in the 2021 Professional Who's Who Publication. America’s most respected professional publication and personal branding organization.

2020 has been a challenging year for all. Starting the New Year with this level of recognition, branding, and awareness will help improve and accelerate your career.

2021 is going to be a year of networking opportunities, changing careers, and looking for business in new ways.

Professional Who's Who members are among the country's most accomplished men and women in virtually every industry and profession.

Our members gain access to exclusive online networking forums, personal branding tools, national business exposure and so much more...

For expedited review, please submit your biographical information by clicking below:

Click Here To Complete Your listing >>

Congratulations once again! Your achievements are truly impressive, and I’m excited to welcome you into to our professional community.


Kris McCarthy Professional Who's Who

Not just impressive, but TRULY impressive!

Jul 19, 2021 - 11:44:51 AM
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9337 posts since 6/5/2011

I'm tempted to say "Keep up the good work." but that sounds kinda lame. 

Keep up the impressive... no, ah, er, ah  .... Keep up the TRULY impressive work.    yes

Jul 19, 2021 - 11:48:57 AM

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Yours truly

Jul 19, 2021 - 1:01:42 PM



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Is Kris related to Joe, by any chance?
I’m impressed anyway, Mike….

Jul 19, 2021 - 1:12:50 PM

10443 posts since 8/22/2006

She could be related to Paul you know the tone deaf half sister he never talks about. :-)

Jul 19, 2021 - 3:10:58 PM
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58039 posts since 12/14/2005

Are you referring to Paul McCarthy of the Liverpool Mountain Bluegrass Boys?

Jul 19, 2021 - 4:02:43 PM

10443 posts since 8/22/2006

Originally posted by mike gregory

Are you referring to Paul McCarthy of the Liverpool Mountain Bluegrass Boys?

He's the one but dang if that h in McCarthy didn't look like a "n".  I could say she was mad at Paul for stealing her songs so she showed him a thing or two and changed the spelling of her name. But that would be quite a stretch to cover up my sometimes bad eyesight. 

Jul 19, 2021 - 8:23:49 PM

57 posts since 6/15/2021

Is a credit card number part of the biographical information they want you to provide?

Jul 19, 2021 - 9:31:25 PM
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58039 posts since 12/14/2005

I filled out the profile, just to see what happens next.
AND- - - I included a statement that

Kris McCarthy herself has described my accomplishments as "truly impressive"!

Jul 20, 2021 - 8:06:48 AM

738 posts since 10/4/2018

I have always thought that you were over-due for music industry praise for all of your accomplishments Mike. Your work in the graphic arts is unrivaled. I always find you fun and entertaining. You also deserve praise for that really cool mustache.

Jul 21, 2021 - 5:56:27 AM

3851 posts since 7/8/2010

Proud of you, Mike

Jul 21, 2021 - 7:02:01 AM

58039 posts since 12/14/2005

Ahhh, the deadly IF!


Dear Mike,

Thank you for your submission. We successfully received your biography.

Please allow 3-7 business days to complete our review.


The information you provide will be reviewed based on the selection standards that Who’s Who in America has developed over 120 years of biographical publishing.

If your data passes our initial screening, you will be listed online among thousands of the most accomplished individuals in America.

For more than 100 years, we have chronicled the lives and accomplishments of distinguished Americans. This book, along with many of our titles, can be found on the shelves of prestigious libraries throughout the United States, including the Library of Congress. Over time, we have also compiled a robust online database of these noteworthy individuals, thereby enabling people from around the world to learn about their great contributions. Having one’s name listed among our listees is quite an achievement.


I congratulate you on the accomplishments that have brought your name to the attention of our selection committee and look forward to reviewing your biography.


And I look forward to them dropping me like a puppy drops an almost perfect copy of a Tootsie Roll.

Jul 21, 2021 - 8:11:17 AM

58039 posts since 12/14/2005

Oy vey!
A phone call from Sherry Horowitz, with an accent that fits the Hollywood stereotype of what a Horowitz should sound like.

Wants to interview me by phone.
I asked her if it would be possible for me to ask Kris McCarthy exactly which of my accomplishments Kris found "truly amazing".

A firm, but polite, NO.
Sherry sent me an e-mail.
Dear Mr. Gregory,

My name is Sherry. I am a submissions director with Marquis Who’s Who. We have been trying to reach you by phone regarding some exciting news. You have been selected by Marquis Who’s Who to receive a professionally written press release highlighting your career achievements. We also want to ensure the accuracy of your biographical profile information, as it will be used to compose your press release and included in the Marquis Biographies Online registry.

Please feel free to contact me at your earliest convenience and be sure to let me know the best date, time and phone number to reach you. I’m looking forward to speaking with you!

Best regards,

Sherry Horowitz

Submissions Director

Marquis Who’s Who

Jul 21, 2021 - 3:35:20 PM



388 posts since 12/17/2014

Congratulations Mike! That will go right up there with your Mensa membership.

Jul 21, 2021 - 4:55:43 PM

58039 posts since 12/14/2005

I made a cigar-box uke for a woman who HAS a Mensa membership!
She may be smart, but she admits she hasn't learned 3 chords...

Meanwhile, when I asked if Who's Who was worth it, here are 191 answers:

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