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Your Role Model

Post by Maia » Thu May 13, 2004 6:42 am

You might have a role model,, Mr. Rogers, Jacques Chirac, Dave Chappelle,, whose yours?

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Post by samtzu » Thu May 13, 2004 7:34 am

Let's see... it would have to be a composite of:

Jesus Christ (He did it for the chicks)
Julius Marx (He did it for the laughs)
John Dillinger (He did it because that's where the money was)
Andy Kaufman (He did it... because)
Jedidiah Strong Smith (He did it alone)
Harrison Ford (He does it so smooth)
Sean Connery (He does it with a cool accent)

In other words... what ever fits the moment...

Who's yours?

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Bob's yer Uncle...

Post by Last Real Burner » Thu May 13, 2004 7:46 am

Soupy Sales



"I am my own role model. I stand up and cheer when I do something worthy, I pat myself on the back and tell myself it all be fine tomorrow when thing go wrong. I always strive to be a better person than I was yesterday."

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mr smith
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Post by robotland » Thu May 13, 2004 7:47 am

Rupert.
Howdy From Kalamazoo

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Post by Rob the Wop » Thu May 13, 2004 8:51 am

Leonardo Di Vinci (I am still in awe of his achievements, one of history's true multi-talented geniuses)
Mohandas K. Gandhi (one of the bravest men that ever lived, unfortunately I doubt a satyagraha campaign would ever work in our culture)
[b]The other, other white meat.[/b]

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Post by Rob the Wop » Thu May 13, 2004 9:11 am

another quick one

Socrates (for shaping Western philosophy and injecting the idea that we must always question what we 'know')
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Post by theCryptofishist » Thu May 13, 2004 9:23 am

Any thoughts on what kind of trap "Maia" might be trying to spring?

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Post by Ranger Genius » Thu May 13, 2004 9:51 am

Crush on RtheW for beating me to the punch with Socrates.

The others on my list:

Ken Kesey (self-explanatory)

Madeleine Murray O'Hair for daring to be the voice of reason: the Rosa Parks for the non-religious.

Salman Rushdie and Ray Bradbury for crusading against the thought police.

James Randi for leading the crusade against the purveyors of Science-Fiction-As-Fact, pseudoscience, paranormal, supernormal, and the woo-woo club. (Pigasus, anyone?)

Isotopia Goddamn I wish I could be that fucking beautiful.
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Post by KellY » Thu May 13, 2004 11:00 am

theCryptofishist wrote:Any thoughts on what kind of trap "Maia" might be trying to spring?
Hey, it is possible it's an honest question.

Which brings me to my first:

Robert Anton Wilson: for the importance of keeping an open mind and accepting the possiblity of all things, and also that all things should be looked at with intense skepticism.

Edward Abbey: for caring so much

Harriet Tubman: for going back to bring others to freedom after escaping herself

Cyrano DeBergerac: kind of like Leonardo, but with swordfighting

Epicurus: moderation in everything, including moderation...

Robin Hood

Vaclav Havel

And two of my favorite comic book characters: Usagi Yojimbo and Pfirsch Rommel, for insisting on the importance of courtesy, manners, and respect, and coming down like a ton of lead on people who violate those codes.
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role model

Post by Maia » Thu May 13, 2004 11:51 am

John Coulter, how far can you run barefoot?

Ed Abbey for his literary inspiration, not for his 5 marriages and alcoholism...

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Post by DVD Burner » Thu May 13, 2004 12:50 pm

Jaco Pastorious
Mark Manasi
Steve Jobs
Bill Gates
my little sisters
Me
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Post by DVD Burner » Thu May 13, 2004 12:52 pm

BTW, Dave Chappelle was a good one.
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Post by Silver » Thu May 13, 2004 1:02 pm

Most of you are high minded little sods, I have not thought of a role model for myself or anyone in years. As a teen I personally wanted to grow up and become W.C Fields.
My grandfather tried to raise me as a Southern gentleman, that means that I can be a real SOB some of the time.

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Post by Ranger Genius » Thu May 13, 2004 1:10 pm

W.C. Fields wrote:Some weasel took the cork out of my lunch.
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Post by Bob » Thu May 13, 2004 2:38 pm

Role model?

Dame Judi Dench as QEI, Shakespeare in Love.
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Post by juanicoheal » Thu May 13, 2004 5:37 pm

Image

oops, sorry that's the roll model

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Post by BAS » Thu May 13, 2004 5:49 pm

Joshua Norton-- for being the best leader that the U.S.A. has ever had!
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Post by Captain Goddammit » Thu May 13, 2004 7:44 pm

Jesse James (of Monster Garage, turned doing the cool stuff he liked into a very good living)
Tom Leykis (I probably would have lost the house, cars, paycheck, etc. to an ex by now, and wouldn't be able to afford expensive frivolities like Bman)
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Jesse James

Post by Maia » Sat May 15, 2004 8:05 am

Thinking of Jesse James, He found what he likes and makes a living at it. How do you do what you like day in day out in order to make a living at it and not wind up hating it..

Take for example guiding clients in the desert,, While it seems like great fun, the usual client is demanding in a whiny way, almost; "please serve me my coffee in bed". "shoot the animal for me" "Hurry up and pack up camp I have to get back for my flight, oh and make me another cup of coffee" while they sit there and not help...

I am sure that spending 8 hours a day welding gets old too.. as does most things I think if your iq is over 75

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Post by DVD Burner » Sat May 15, 2004 8:08 am

Maia,

You dont seem to be BRR.
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Post by BAS » Sat May 15, 2004 8:27 am

"BRR"? Maybe it is because I just got up, but I am failing to figure this abbrv. out....

(Yeah, I know it is 10:30 in the morning! But it is SATURDAY! :P )
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Re: Jesse James

Post by Captain Goddammit » Sat May 15, 2004 8:31 am

Maia wrote: How do you do what you like day in day out in order to make a living at it and not wind up hating it..
Right! I'm an artist, good enough that people ask why I don't do it for a living, and that's always been exactly my answer!
Well, that and it usually doesn't pay the bills...
I can't see doing something that's NO fun all day, though. I was a repo man, was fun when younger, but got tired of always having to have weapons just to do my job (sounds similar to what you said a time or two), got the hell out and do something more enjoyable now. I still look forward to going to work each day.
But hat's off to Jesse, he did turn his hobby into WORK, but is making a TON of money at it. If he's careful, when that show's over, he could just retire.
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Post by Captain Goddammit » Sat May 15, 2004 8:36 am

BAS wrote:"BRR"? Maybe it is because I just got up, but I am failing to figure this abbrv. out....
What's a "BAS"?
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Post by Bob » Sat May 15, 2004 12:47 pm

Re: service industry, I wonder how those hard-ass grease monkeys resolve their rock n roll lifestyles with putting out for rich folks. No disputing that it's art, though. Better than super-gluing a spoiler on the trunk of a Neon.
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Hey!.... My shoes don't match....

Post by Last Real Burner » Sat May 15, 2004 12:49 pm

BRR= Black Rock Rick noun

Considered a rock hugging sock puppet for Allanon3 or whatever his name is.
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duh

Post by Maia » Sat May 15, 2004 1:26 pm

The last real burner still hasn't figured out that both my and BRR's ability to spell, remove us from any possibility of being Allanon... Also consider that Allanon admits to once owning a Dodge Neon. Neither myself or the mysterious Black Rock Ric would drive a little weenie car..

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I'm not the me I thought I was....

Post by Last Real Burner » Sat May 15, 2004 2:17 pm

That's easy for you to say.

unquestionably,
mr smith
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Post by Chai Guy » Sat May 15, 2004 3:46 pm

I've always wondered why people cite celebrities as role models. I mean you may very well admire someone for their athletic, artistic, or leadership abilities and contributions to society, but I'm not sure if it's the same thing as wanting to model your life after their's.

When I was growing up my Dad left my Mom to marry someone he had been having an affair with. My Mom had to work all the time and I was pretty much on my own from an early age. I had a friend who's Dad was really there for me. Whenever they went on vacation, I was invited along and treated as one of their own. He also made sure that I was included in all those "teachable moments" that happened between him and his son. He provided me with guidance and was a positivem stable force in my life when I really needed one. He made me feel welcomed in his home all the time (even though I added an extra mouth to feed at virtually every meal). I think most importantly however, he provided me with an image of a man that I could actually model myself after, a real "role-model".

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Post by samtzu » Sat May 15, 2004 4:00 pm

Chai Guy wins this one...

I've told my children what a hero is; it is someone who does what needs to be done. To me, it is the undereducated mom or dad who works and works and works at a hard job to take care of the family, because that is what needs to be done.

Anybody can run into a burning building... not everybody can work for years to make a life for someone else.

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Post by Captain Goddammit » Sat May 15, 2004 4:40 pm

It's a matter of perspective; I think an undereducated person who has kids he can't afford and works and works at a crappy job is a bad role model. I wouldn't want to live like that. Others will admire his dedication to his family.
Everyone has their own ideas about who they think sets an example they'd like to follow.
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