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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 06-24-2004, 10:46 AM   #16
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Max Patkin! If I can't have that choice, how about the guy who used to do all the pastries and breads at the old Michelfelder's Deli in King of Prussia. I really miss that bread!
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Old 06-24-2004, 12:15 PM   #17
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I have to disagree with everyone saying we should bring back Plato.

I mean, she was good in "Diff'rent Strokes" and all, but that's really not much of an accomplishment. Well, I suppose that's the point, isn't it? If she came back, she might do some better work. OK. Bring her back. I'm in.
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Old 06-24-2004, 12:46 PM   #18
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CS Lewis - love his work

Thomas Jefferson - so he could say WTF happened here?

Walter Payton - a great player who also knew the definitions of class and humility

Dwight D Eisenhower - intelligent military leadership couldn't hurt

JFK - so he could remind current democrats what the party really stood for

Darth Vader - everybody needs a "good" bad guy - the new star wars sucks.

Deforest Kelly - there weren't enough star trek sequels, uh maybe not.

Cliff Burton - so he could remind the homos in metallica what metal really is.

Chris Farley and John Candy - 2 of the nicest guys i ever met - i wish someone could have taught them discipline.

My Grandfather and thousands of other WWII vets - most of them didn't get fancy degrees and make oodles of money, but held unfathomable knowledge gained from their experience.
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Old 06-24-2004, 02:57 PM   #19
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I would also vote for bringing back Martin Luther King Jr., the man who prevented the war.
Definately King! Also, Mozart (wonder what he'd think of Prince, who is considered a modern day Mozart), Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison.

I'd say Elvis, but ONLY if he came back as black leather clad "comeback" Elvis and STAY that way. :p Oh and NOOOO drugs!
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Old 06-24-2004, 03:00 PM   #20
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(wonder what he'd think of Prince, who is considered a modern day Mozart) ~snip~
Oh and NOOOO drugs!
why, cuz you want them all for yourself? prince = motzart? ...eeeeer!
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Old 06-24-2004, 08:40 PM   #21
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If MLK is brought back, you gotta bring Malcolm X back too. MLK needs some competition.

And yes, Prince is considered a modern-day Mozart by some. I dunno about that, but I'd say he's easily one of the best composers of the past 100 years.
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Old 06-24-2004, 09:14 PM   #22
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Ramanujan.
Born 1887, died 33 years later.


Given a second chance, who knows what he would do?

He's sort of like Mozart who died at 35. They're two geniuses who did in half a normal lifespan what most people can't come close to doing in the usual three score and ten years.
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Old 06-24-2004, 09:46 PM   #23
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Ramanujan.
Born 1887, died 33 years later.


Given a second chance, who knows what he would do?

He's sort of like Mozart who died at 35. They're two geniuses who did in half a normal lifespan what most people can't come close to doing in the usual three score and ten years.
Isn't he the mathematician mentioned in Good Will Hunting?
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Old 06-25-2004, 04:03 PM   #24
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I can't give you a definite yes, but it seems likely it would be him.

Ramanujan was a self-taught mathematician. He was born to a poor family, and he lived most of his life in India. In high school, he found an old, outdated math textbook, and he used it as a starting point into advanced mathematics. But then he focused so much on math that he failed to pass college exams. He ended up living on handouts from friends while he went around trying to find someone to support his math studies. By himself he rediscovered what a number of other top mathematicians had already worked out, as well as some discoveries of his own.

Ramanujan eventually did get recognized as brilliant. He spent a few years doing research in universities, but he was never very healthy and he died young. If he had lived ten or twenty more years, I'm sure he would be more than just a footnote in math history.
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Old 06-25-2004, 04:07 PM   #25
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Isn't he the mathematician mentioned in Good Will Hunting?
i love that movie. Nothing more than when he rationalizes that by joining the NSA he would be killing his friend, absolutely fantastic.
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Old 06-28-2004, 04:01 AM   #26
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Nikoli Tesla... man that guy was freakin' billiant

Bach or Beethoven ( lMotzart, freakin brilliant and all, but THOSE guys invented 'rock')

Ben Franklin...


Thomas Jefferson

Ghandi (the world could use a respected 'sane' voice these days)

Bing Crosby (man he can sing! and did quite a bit for the 'racial movement.. really!)

the list cuold go on and on... and ya know I think I might finally be tired enough to go to sleep!

so that's it for now
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Old 06-28-2004, 01:03 PM   #27
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GADS, I can't believe I didn't mention JOHN LENNON!
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Old 06-30-2004, 03:14 PM   #28
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Definitely not Einstein. He spent the last years of his life trying to refute Quantum Theory.
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Old 07-09-2017, 02:00 AM   #29
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I picked these on the poll

Albert Einstein
FDR
Ronald Reagan
Jimmy Carter
John Belushi

FDR was trying to do the right thing and he was cut down....
Albert was a genius
Ronald was a GOOD president.
Jimmy was fine also
John is excellent!!
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Old 07-10-2017, 01:54 PM   #30
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These are some of the ppl I'd like to see come back:

Frank Sinatra
Dean Martin
Sammy Davis, Jr.
John Fucking Wayne
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