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PITTSBURGH (AP) - Jim Smith says he's never met a Jim Smith he didn't like. And he's met more than most people. That's because the 71-year-old is in Pittsburgh for the four-day Jim Smith Society Fun Fest which runs through Sunday, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported Friday.

The society was formed in 1969 by a local Jim Smith to celebrate one of the most common names in the U.S. Today, the group boasts about 1,900 members.

About two dozen Jim Smiths plan to go sightseeing and visit Pittsburgh museums.

They're also holding a golf tournament on Friday to kick off the festivities.

To join the Jim Smith Society potential members must, naturally, be named Jim Smith, but even this rule is flexible. Two women, both named Jimmy Anne Smith, have joined. Jamie also is an acceptable name.

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I sincerely hope this thread is honored with a lengthy tome from...Jim Smith
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Jim and Kelly will be splitting that commission
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All these Jim Smiths just prove we do something better, and apparently more frequently, than the rest of you limp dicks.

Actually, I heard about this when I was working in Deadhorse, Alaska. My mother sent me a NYT article on a Jim Smith Society softball game back in the mid 70's - it was billed as an annual event. Everyone was named Jim Smith, on both teams, including the umpires and some chearleaders (Jamie and Jimmie). For some reason I have never joined up or attended an event. Must be because I'm not even vaguely curious.

I have a photo of myself standing next to a sign for Jimsmith Lake in Cranbrook, BC. (BC Parks - Jimsmith Lake Provincial Park, Cranbrook, BC Rockies, British Columbia) Beautiful lake, kind of a dumb name. Lakes don't successfully reproduce, so what was the point?

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