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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 11:36 AM
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Poll question: Coolest human being ever to live
Edited on Sat Apr-24-04 12:31 PM by undisclosedlocation
I really wanted to leave Jesus off. I mean, sure he took care of the wine for one wedding at Cana, but was he cool? (What's that sound? Thunder? Uh-oh!) Still, I wanted an outside chance that somebody other than Other would win, so I figured I'd better put him on there.

This poll is for entertainment (or at least silliness) purposes only. I promise you won't go to hell for voting against any deity, prophet or avatar.

EDIT: Replaced Aretha with Sinatra. Though I loved (I mean LOVED) all the other suggestions, and though Sinatra was an orifice, I still figure he's more likely to get traction than anybody else suggested (except maybe Clinton) and am almost out of editing time.

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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fishnfla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 11:44 AM
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1. thomas jefferson
the only and only american who was a true renassaince man
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freetobegay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 11:44 AM
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2. Other
My father.
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Cush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 11:44 AM
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3. ABBA, just for the hell of it
Edited on Sat Apr-24-04 11:45 AM by Cush
:evilgrin:
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rooboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 11:55 AM
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6. Late into the evening at a party with those chicks would be great...
Edited on Sat Apr-24-04 11:56 AM by rooboy
you could get them to do their "dancing queen" number... Jesus would be ok, but I reckon he'd get all philosophical by midnight, and even if he told you the secret of life you'd be too drunk to remember it in the morning.
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 11:46 AM
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4. Seriously, dude.
There ain't no topping water-into-wine.

I mean, I could get WINE out of the TAP?!

What could possibly be cooler than that?
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koopie57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 11:49 AM
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5. Mr. Rogers
eom
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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 12:07 PM
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7. Quick sub-poll: Should I replace Aretha with Mojo Nixon?
Edited on Sat Apr-24-04 12:18 PM by undisclosedlocation
Inspired by rooboy's comment about drinking with Jesus. (Of course there's always Jello Biafra, but come on!)

Edit: was the Dalai Lama, but he's got a vote now
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chaska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 12:08 PM
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8. Billy Bob Thornton.
No doubt about it.
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 12:13 PM
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11. What a great performance in The Alamo!
Don't pay attention to the critics or the box office...go see Billy Bob's Davy Crockett! Magnificently written and acted (even though there are flaws in the rest of the film).
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 12:11 PM
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9. Other: Gilles Villeneuve
And for a Brazilian diehard Senna fan, that's saying something!

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m-jean03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 12:19 PM
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14. Diehard Senna fan?
Enjoy those herbal laxatives, eh? }( :7
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 12:26 PM
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17. Huh?
Is there a herbal laxative called Senna???
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m-jean03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 12:48 PM
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22. Yup --
:7 :7 Quite popular. It's now the primary ingredient in Exlax, actually.

It's second after the Brazilian guy in a Google search -- da Silva right?
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 09:16 PM
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46. Yeah
Gee, Senna a laxative? This is just wrong. It should be called Prost.
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m-jean03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 10:51 PM
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51. Well, look at it this way-
Most people are very appreciative of the effects of laxatives :D :D
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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 12:12 PM
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10. The correct answer and the inspiration for the poll (BTW):
Edited on Sat Apr-24-04 12:13 PM by undisclosedlocation
Archaeologist and documentary god John Romer, at this time telling all about Byzantium on the Discovery Times channel. (Presumably they ran out of wall-to-wall Saddam programming and had to fall back on material from their days as the late, lamented, and ought to be brought back Discovery Civilization channel.) God I'm such a nerd! :P
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porkrind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 12:14 PM
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12. Carl Sagan
I can think of lots of people in this class. They are all liberals, too.
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ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 12:17 PM
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13. The King of Cool!
Of course...

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More Than A Feeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 12:21 PM
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15. How could you forget Bill Clinton?
Playing the sax on MTV? Smacking down Newt Gingrich? Forming coherent sentences? I'd better stop before I get more depressed at how far we have fallen.
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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 12:26 PM
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18. Welcome to DU prayforsane!
I didn't forget him, exactly. Just think of him more as the legendary policy wonk than as being cool in the conventional sense. Good thought, though.

Great username, by the way.
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candy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 12:21 PM
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16. The Voice
Frank Sinatra,no contest!
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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 12:32 PM
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19. Your wish is my command (hope you didn't already vote Other) n/t
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candy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 12:44 PM
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20. Sinatra
Yes,I had already voted under "other".

How can a guy not be cool when he sings a song about Kermit the Frog and it make sense?

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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 12:48 PM
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23. Well I'll vote for him on your behalf
and your Other vote will do duty for John Romer.

PS: Welcome to DU!
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candy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 01:11 PM
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26. Thanks for your nice welcome.
I'm still stumbling around here.

How do you access your own posts if they are more than 24 hours old? I don't log on every day and can't quite figure it out.

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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 02:37 PM
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31. Well, you can bookmark them
Edited on Sat Apr-24-04 02:40 PM by undisclosedlocation
Unfortunately, the Search function costs the admins money, so you have to be a donor to use it. However, you can donate very little (as low as a dollar, as I recall)

To bookmark, scroll to the top of the thread and click on the link that says, "Bookmark this thread." To view the bookmarked threads, back out to the Lobby, scroll up to the top, click on Options, then click on "View your bookmarks."

For threads that you started, you can sort the board by author and find yours that way.

In the long run, you can google democraticunderground and your username, but this takes a couple-three weeks and anyway your username being a regular word, you might not find this too satisfactory.
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candy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 03:04 PM
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33. Thanks
I'll try the bookmarking and make a donation to keep things simple for this feeble little mind.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 12:45 PM
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21. My husband!
:hi:
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phoebe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 01:00 PM
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24. Love.
n/t
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phoebe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 01:00 PM
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25. Kindness and compassion
Edited on Sat Apr-24-04 01:03 PM by phoebe
n/t
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 01:19 PM
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27. Lou Reed
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kodi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 01:22 PM
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28. has to be that frozen guy they found in the alps from 5,000 bce
actually, he was killed by hiliary clinton, or so i'm told.
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khashka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 06:08 PM
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38. He's my choice too :)
And yeah you're right, Bill and Hil had him killed after he found out about the cocaine smuggling thing. It's true! I saw the Falwell video where he explained it all.

Khash.
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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 01:24 PM
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29. Sweetness....
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Ratty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 01:37 PM
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30. Benjamin Franklin
Of any historical figure I know about, Benjamin Franklin most deserves the title "Cool."
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LastKnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 02:42 PM
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32. ghandi was cool... but...
the son of god has got to be a pretty cool gig... i mean, could it get any better? i mean, except for the whole 'crucify him' stuff he sounded like a pretty popular guy.

-LK
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 06:52 PM
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41. I thought we were all God's children.
:shrug: Go figure.
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Van Helsing Donating Member (376 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 03:05 PM
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34. Me.
Edited on Sat Apr-24-04 03:05 PM by Van Helsing
Oh yeah, you all know I'm that cool!
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AlFrankenFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 04:16 PM
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35. Paul Wellstone
No question about it :)
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everdene Donating Member (107 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 05:45 PM
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36. Julia Child
n/t
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OneBlueSky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 06:01 PM
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37. Louis Armstrong . . .
revolutionized American popular music . . . smoked pot every day . . . offered the king of Sweden some "Swiss Kris" laxative (which he also took every day) . . . now how cool is that? . . . :)
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 06:19 PM
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39. Michael Caine
i can only hope i'm half that cool when i'm his age

on a personal note, i'd like to put in a word for a long-lost friend of mine named Sean Lawson (from Sacramento)...GREATEST pick-up artist i've ever seen...i lost track of how many girls he could date at one time...lol
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Earth_First Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 06:44 PM
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40. john jerome garcia
n/t
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Raenelle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 08:17 PM
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42. In a PC moment, I voted Buddha, but now I've had 2nd thoughts
John Lennon was pretty f**ing cool.
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hippiechick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 08:21 PM
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43. Paul Newman
a celebrity with a social conscience, long before it was 'a fad' to be so.


:hippie:
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 08:56 PM
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44. Ben Fanklin,
without a doubt
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WillyBrandt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 08:59 PM
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45. Very easy: Johnny Cash.
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Redneck Socialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 09:46 PM
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47. Second the Johnny Cash
with Lou Reed as a runner up.
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Mobius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 10:18 PM
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48. Bono
eom
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Shopaholic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 10:28 PM
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49. Tie vote: Johnny Cash & Warren Zevon
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ProudGerman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 10:46 PM
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50. George Clinton
Is there any other mofo even half as cool as him?
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m-jean03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 10:52 PM
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52. Alan Alda of course
Duh! :7
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Steven_S Donating Member (810 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 11:01 PM
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53. Paul Newman...
Cool hand Newman
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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 11:12 PM
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54. John R. Cash oh HELL yeah!
Although I must point out once again:

Earl Scruggs is God.

:evilgrin:
dbt
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