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Badass americans

Postby amphibiac » Tue May 20, 2008 6:39 pm

obviously:

Hunter S. Thompson
KURT VONNEGUT!
Cindy Sherman
Andy Warhol
Malcolm X
Margaret Cho
Diane Arbus
Henry David Thoreau
Philip K Dick
Jenny Holzer
Kerouac

to name a few...
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Postby Captain Goddammit » Tue May 20, 2008 6:41 pm

Henry Ford
Brian Setzer
Gray Baskerville
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Postby theCryptofishist » Tue May 20, 2008 7:01 pm

So obvious that I've never heard of two of them and are thoroughly sick of another four.
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Postby thirt33n » Tue May 20, 2008 7:36 pm

jason mcelwain
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Postby oneeyeddick » Tue May 20, 2008 9:15 pm

Les Claypool
Peter Steele
Wayne Static
Cliff Burton
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Postby ibdave » Tue May 20, 2008 9:24 pm

Clint Eastwood

Charles Bronson

John Wayne

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Postby amphibiac » Wed May 21, 2008 7:08 am

theCryptofishist wrote:So obvious that I've never heard of two of them and are thoroughly sick of another four.


Which 2 and which 4 if I may ask?


I chose who I chose because I was getting discouraged about all the anti-American rhetoric, the bashing of this year's theme, and a generally negative reception about the whole idea.
They are each known for being critical of the American way of life. Yet, in being critical, had also managed to be that much more uniquely American. Independent minded, free-thinking, boundary testing, out-spoken. Yah, my kind of America!
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Mae West!
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Postby Teo del Fuego » Wed May 21, 2008 10:08 am

Lou Reed
The Ramones

Bad Ass Canadians
Leonard Cohen
Douglas Coupland

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Postby thirt33n » Wed May 21, 2008 11:32 am

martha stewart
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Postby Das Bus » Wed May 21, 2008 12:57 pm

Benjamin Franklin
Robert Mitchum
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Postby Vampira » Wed May 21, 2008 3:33 pm

Maynard James Keenan
Susan B. Anthony
Ani DiFranco
Ann Bancroft
Larry Flynt
Henry Ford
Mark Twain
Alexander Graham Bell
Albert Einstein
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sacajawea
Henry David Thoreau
Tina Turner
P. T. Barnum
Lewis and Clark
John Steinbeck
Clive Barker
Cate Blanchett
Tilda Swinton
Cs Lewis


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Postby BitterDan » Wed May 21, 2008 4:04 pm

Steve McQueen & Chuck Norris, duh.
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Wed May 21, 2008 4:27 pm

J.Edgar Hoover

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yogi berra.

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Postby Bob » Wed May 21, 2008 8:36 pm

J-Lo.

'Nuff said.
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Postby dr.placebo » Wed May 21, 2008 11:12 pm

the late Molly Ivins

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Postby gyre » Thu May 22, 2008 2:47 am

Henry ford?
Why?

And cs lewis?
The irish author?

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Postby Flammepus » Thu May 22, 2008 4:23 am

Thomas Jefferson
Muhammad Ali
Adam Worth
Samuel Clemens
Frederick Douglas

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Postby Captain Goddammit » Thu May 22, 2008 6:29 am

Why Henry Ford???
The automobile probably did more to bring America into modern times than anything, and he did WAY more than anyone else to make them plentiful and affordable.
He was also probably the first large-scale equal-opportunity employer, hiring anyone qualified to do the job regardless of color or nationality, and paid them a better than average wage for the time.
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Postby EvilDustBooger » Thu May 22, 2008 6:46 am

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Lewis G. Lee

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Postby gyre » Thu May 22, 2008 6:58 am

Captain Goddammit wrote:Why Henry Ford???
The automobile probably did more to bring America into modern times than anything, and he did WAY more than anyone else to make them plentiful and affordable.
He was also probably the first large-scale equal-opportunity employer, hiring anyone qualified to do the job regardless of color or nationality, and paid them a better than average wage for the time.

While he didn't invent mass production, he certainly used it.
And I agree with his philosophy of building for durability.
But is it really true about his hiring policies?

Considering his history with unions and the american bund, I would find him hard to use as an american example even though he did achieve many impressive things.
It seems like kind of a wash overall.

Still, better than bush.

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Postby Vampira » Thu May 22, 2008 11:29 am

gyre wrote:Henry ford?
Why?

And cs lewis?
The Irish author?


Opps!

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Postby ragabashpup » Thu May 22, 2008 3:09 pm

Adam West

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How could you forget?

Postby lonestoner916 » Thu May 22, 2008 5:12 pm

Bill Hicks
Thomas Paine
Abbie Hoffman



:?:

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Postby theCryptofishist » Thu May 22, 2008 5:54 pm

Vampira wrote:
gyre wrote:Henry ford?
Why?

And cs lewis?
The Irish author?


Opps!

I tend to think of Barker as English as well. maybe at this time he is an american writer, certainly his husband and child are american, but ...
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Re: Badass americans

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu May 22, 2008 5:56 pm

amphibiac wrote:Hunter S. Thompson (so fucking sick of)
KURT VONNEGUT! (give me a break)
Cindy Sherman (who?)
Andy Warhol (fifteen minutes long since over)
Jenny Holzer ( huh?)
Kerouac (yeah, yeah, young male rebel of the fifties, yadda yadda yadda--I hear he treated his girlfriend like shit.)
The Lady with a Lamprey

"The powerful are exploiting people, art and ideas, and this leads to us plebes debating how to best ration ice.
Man, no wonder they always win....." Lonesomebri

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Postby oneeyeddick » Thu May 22, 2008 6:23 pm

Clive Barker is scary.
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Postby thirt33n » Thu May 22, 2008 6:23 pm

tony hawk


gwen stefani


billy mills
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Postby Captain Goddammit » Thu May 22, 2008 6:28 pm

LeChatNoir
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Postby gyre » Thu May 22, 2008 7:04 pm

Captain Goddammit wrote:LeChatNoir

A great american cat.


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