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    Favorite Historical Figures

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by lordofhats, Feb 24, 2008.

    Who are your favorite folks from history?

    Mine:

    Socrates
    King Leonidas I
    Alexander the Great
    Hannibal Barca
    Erwin Rommel
    Mohandas Ghandi
    Isoroku Yamamoto
    King Richard III
    Salah Al-Din (Saladin)
     
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    William Shakespeare
    Rob Roy - Robert McGregor
    Cleopatra

    Do they count? It's all I got! :D
     
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    Janet Reno!

    She is a patriot, and perhaps the greatest American to ever live.

    God bless you, Ms. Reno
     
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    o.o Tecumseh is a good one. Forgot him.
     
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    my husband is decended from him.
     
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    Aristotle
    Galileo
    Sir Isaac Newton (even if he was an arrogant git!)
    Albert Einstein
    Euclid
    William Shakespeare
    Ernest Hemingway
     
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    Leonardo DaVinici
    Mozart
    Ludwig Van Beethoven
    (my spelling is prolly wrong above...sorry!)
     
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    Man, Doc Holiday is flippin' cool. All those good/bad dudes from the Old West are some of my favs because I love the Old West. Ah, and Napoleon was pretty cool also.
     
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    Emiliano Zapata
    Leonardo Da Vinci
    Tomoe Gozen
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    Better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.

    Zapata may not have mad emy favs but he was cool.
     
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    Damn right he was. Too bad Alejandro Fernandez ruined it, as good looking as he is. *shakes head*
     
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    Have you seen Oceans 13? I love the Zapata reference in the film. Hilarious.
     
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    Zapata, like Che Guevara, is not so much a historical figure as a myth that lives in the minds of todays people with little relationship to the erstwhile living version.

    When I was a kid and everybody dug Davy Crockett and Mickey Mantle and such, my big heroes were Achilles, Odysseus, and Crazy Horse.

    I was delighted at the choice of Brad Pitt to play the fleet-footed Achilles in the Troy movie. To bad it was such a stinker. With Pitt and the straight story they could have had a killer film.

    Crazy Horse has never had any film come close to depicting what he was about, a remarkable genius of cavalry and charismatic leader.

    Odysseus (of the strong thighs, you might recall) has gotten some weird treatment ranging from "Hercules"-type films to Joycean craziness. Too bad, too. He was cool cat. His meeting with Achilles was an intellectual wipe-out: he tricked the hero out of his dragqueen disguise in about 20 seconds. A hair tougher than the more famous stunting of the cyclops.
    This is the guy who, instead of wearing earplugs to get past the sirens, had himself lashed to the mast so he could hear the singing without harming his mission. That says something right there. My kind of guy.

    The feats and foibles of the Odyssey are cool enough, including a early example of drug intervention and dick-whpping a witch into shape. (Not for nothing, we assume, was Penelope the archetypal faithful wife)

    But he really shone slaying Persephone's suitors upon his return. You want a Rambo infiltration and one-man massacre, this is it. And only he could bend his bow. Check that out. Then did a cooler shot than Robin Hood thorugh the axe rings, THEN mowed down Penelope's suitors one by one.

    They just don't do epics like that anymore. And it sucks that kids are no longer exposed to these kinds of stories.
     
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    Because anthrax is a disease or due to it's role in the WW2?
    Either way, I find it scary rather than hilarious. ;)
     
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