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Initial post: May 23, 2012 5:09:12 AM PDT
Peter says:
This has nothing to do with reviewing, but I am curious who our fellow reviewers favorite actual real life historical figures are. My top five is:
Ghandi
Genghis Khan
Theodore Roosevelt
Alexander the Great
George Washington

Posted on May 23, 2012 6:05:06 AM PDT
Lazarus- He's raised from the dead then nothing.. I mean how did he feel, how was he treated, how long did he live afterwards, did people shun him? Did he go from being a miracle to an embarrassment, was it hard to find work, is "raised from the dead" really something to put on one's resume?

In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 6:07:29 AM PDT
I'll bite, Peter. Here are mine:

Mark Twain
Abraham Lincoln
Albert Einstein
Benjamin Franklin
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Posted on May 23, 2012 9:53:03 AM PDT
Orwell, Keynes, Malcolm X, Camus, Marx, Tesla.

In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 9:59:01 AM PDT
Oo, oo! Can I trade my Franklin for Malcom X? Good call on that one, JEM.

Posted on May 23, 2012 10:21:32 AM PDT
Scott says:
Truman - mainly because David McCullough wrote such an interesting book about him

Posted on May 23, 2012 10:36:02 AM PDT
Or: Carl Sagan, Richard Feynman, Newton, Einstein, Alan Turing

Posted on May 23, 2012 10:37:15 AM PDT
What about the global south, or that other gender?

In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 10:42:22 AM PDT
Hal Jordan says:
"Oo, oo! Can I trade my Franklin for Malcom X? Good call on that one, JEM."

Malcom X but not MLK? Just askin' ....

In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 10:47:25 AM PDT
Good one, Becky. I'm going with Vlad the Impaler myself.

Posted on May 23, 2012 11:25:47 AM PDT
Peter says:
You guys have some good ones. My personal favorite of all of yours so far is Tesla. Dude was electric!

Posted on May 23, 2012 12:19:38 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 23, 2012 12:19:55 PM PDT
I know some folks wil recoil at my first one... but hey... you asked...

1) Jesus
2) Thomas Edison
3) Bob Marley
4) Betty Crocker
5) Pam Anderson

To name a few

Posted on May 23, 2012 12:33:32 PM PDT
If you're doing it right, you just need Buddha. Buddha and Lou Reed.

In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 1:27:45 PM PDT
1) Jesus
2) Thomas Edison
3) Bob Marley
4) Betty Crocker
5) Pam Anderson

I thought that we were supposed to include only real historical people that actually lived. I am pretty sure that Betty Crocker is just a brand name and trademark of General Mills. I am not going to touch the other questionable one (Pam Anderson.)

In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 1:31:02 PM PDT
Hey, don't be questioning Betty Crocker! I don't know what I'd do without her. It would probably be the end of me baking brownies and that is something I can't even contemplate.

As for Pam Anderson, I'm not touching that one either.

In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 1:35:04 PM PDT
Peter says:
I'd touch. Besides, only part of her is fake. :)

In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 1:36:06 PM PDT
Peter says:
If you had Lou Reed, then you would also logically need to include Keith Richards.

In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 1:38:02 PM PDT
Peter says:
When I was 18, and the choices were Clinton or Jerry Brown in the primaries, I wrote in Vlad Tepes as my protest vote.

In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 1:39:22 PM PDT
Good for you! He is inspiring :)

Posted on May 23, 2012 1:41:37 PM PDT
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Posted on May 23, 2012 4:43:35 PM PDT
Meah True says:
Buddha
Hachiko (yes, a dog)
Chief Sitting Bull
Lizzie Custer
Julia Child
Joan of Arc
Anne Boleyn

In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 5:46:47 PM PDT
Ursiform says:
I met Sagan and Feynman. (The others were before my time.)

In reply to an earlier post on May 24, 2012 12:07:50 PM PDT
I met Don Knotts once.

In reply to an earlier post on May 24, 2012 12:20:36 PM PDT
Hal Jordan says:
"I met Don Knotts once."

Recently on a web site where I was establishing a new account, the first security question I was asked to provide an answer to was: "Who was the first celebrity you ever met?" Made me realize that I've never met a celebrity, even of Don Knotts's caliber.

In reply to an earlier post on May 24, 2012 12:36:29 PM PDT
Peter says:
I've been to Knott's Berry Farm. Does that count?
:)
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