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View Poll Results: What public figures would you bring back for an encore?
Albert Einstein 24 72.73%
FDR 8 24.24%
Ray Charles 9 27.27%
Ronald Reagan 6 18.18%
Jimmy Carter 3 9.09%
John Belushi 9 27.27%
Pope John Paul II 3 9.09%
John Lennon 13 39.39%
George W. Bush 1 3.03%
Billie Holiday 8 24.24%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 33. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-12-2004, 03:13 PM   #1
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Second Chances

Sometimes when celebrities die we feel we have been cheated. So I will open the floor to nominations. What famous people, currently living or dead, would you bring back for another few decades of life.

BTW, none of this 'reincarnate as an ant' crap. I mean bringing them back in good health to continue their legacy.

I will post some options up for a vote, but make your own suggestions. Who do you think has or had so much to give to us by their existence that they deserve/d an encore?
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Old 06-12-2004, 03:56 PM   #2
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My father. OK, I know he wasn't a public figure, so I supppose he doesn't exactly count. But he was an intelligent, compassionate man, with the best dry wit I have ever encountered. I think his marriage to my insane Mother in the 50's when divorce was still heavily frowned upon really held him back in his life. I'd like to see him return unburdened by her. I bet he'd be a force to be reckoned with! As for public figures, my vote goes to Albert Sweitzer.
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Old 06-12-2004, 03:59 PM   #3
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Argh, forgot to vote for Lenon as well as Albert.

Nicolas Tesla
Mark Twain
Oscar Wilde
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Old 06-12-2004, 04:12 PM   #4
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Jimi Hendrix - to relight the fires of music

Abe Lincoln - to reunite the warring factions

Immanuel Kant - to refute the absurdities of what passes for contemporary philosophy

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Old 06-12-2004, 04:43 PM   #5
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rich, how could you omit Elvis? for shame.


John Bonham!

Bruce Lee!

The guy from Blind Melon

Janice

Plato

and the number one guy i'd bring back , just so he could see how big an impact he had: DaVinci
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Old 06-12-2004, 05:21 PM   #6
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I'd hafta bring back scientists first because they could build on what work they'd done previously. And I'd hafta bring back physicists first, because their work explains the nature of the world and the universe, and is most likely to benefit from such a building on previous work. And I'd have to bring back Feynman first, just for sentimental purposes, because his autobiographies were so madly brilliant. I think he could not only build on his understanding of science, but also on his understanding of life.
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Old 06-12-2004, 05:23 PM   #7
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I'd hafta bring back scientists first because they could build on what work they'd done previously. And I'd hafta bring back physicists first, because their work explains the nature of the world and the universe, and is most likely to benefit from such a building on previous work. And I'd have to bring back Feynman first, just for sentimental purposes, because his autobiographies were so madly brilliant. I think he could not only build on his understanding of science, but also on his understanding of life.
No, fuck that. Bring back Belushi!
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Old 06-12-2004, 06:02 PM   #8
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if we bring back kurt cobain, can we give him zoloft and therapy so he won't off himself again? The downside is that if we treat his problems, his music might suck.
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Old 06-12-2004, 11:29 PM   #9
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rich, how could you omit Elvis? for shame.

Well, I only had 10 slots due to the limitations on polls. Tesla is a great choice, and so is Da Vinci. For that matter I'd love to see what Mozart would do with today's technology.

How many people remember Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure and the scene with Beethoven in the mall organ store?
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Old 06-12-2004, 11:43 PM   #10
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Jesus Christ.
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Old 06-13-2004, 03:59 PM   #11
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I voted for Einstien, but I have to agree with those who suggested Nicolas Tesla, Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, and Plato.
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Old 06-13-2004, 07:41 PM   #12
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Jesus Christ.
According to the new Testament, "been there, done that".
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Old 06-13-2004, 09:29 PM   #13
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Definitely Mozart. I could see him doing some awesome stuff today. I think that he would have a lot of fun, too.
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Old 06-13-2004, 09:42 PM   #14
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According to the new Testament, "been there, done that".
What, you wouldn't like him to come back and verify or deny what the fundies claim?
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Old 06-14-2004, 01:57 AM   #15
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I would also vote for bringing back Martin Luther King Jr., the man who prevented the war.
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