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Emperor
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Cell 53, East Wing
Insane since: Jul 2001

posted posted 06-13-2003 03:58

As part of a series on what the world thinks of Americans (best not watched by any Yanks ) the BBC has an online poll into the greatest American. Provisional results are 'interesting':
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/2985728.stm


quote:
Who is the greatest American?

Homer Simpson: 20.65%
Abraham Lincoln: 15.13%
Martin Luther King Jnr: 13.91%
Thomas Jefferson: 9.26%
Mr T: 8.09%
Bob Dylan: 8.03%
George Washington: 7.87%
Franklin D Roosevelt: 6.37%
Benjamin Franklin: 6.22%
Bill C*****n: 4.48%

Results are indicative and may not reflect public opinion



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Bugimus
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: New California
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 06-13-2003 05:44

The top 4 are definitely good choices. At least the world hasn't completely got us wrong.

norm
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: [s]underwater[/s] under-snow in Juneau
Insane since: Sep 2002

posted posted 06-13-2003 05:51

Only the top 4?

"I pity the Fool...."

Bugimus
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: New California
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 06-13-2003 05:56

It was hard to go much past Mr. T LOL!!!! Yeah, of course George, FDR, and Ben are excellent too. Please don't get me started about Willie

counterfeitbacon
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Vancouver, WA
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 06-13-2003 06:30

Oh c'mon. Where's Zach de la Rocha?

Suho1004
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 06-13-2003 06:46

No Johnny Cash? Hellooooooo?

counterfeitbacon
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Vancouver, WA
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 06-13-2003 06:54

Jay Leno

Bugimus
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: New California
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 06-13-2003 08:08

I was a bit surprised not seeing JFK on the list.

Wes
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Inside THE BOX
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 06-13-2003 11:11

Hey, how about the top ten Limeys?

John Cleese
Winston Churchill
...

Nope, that's all I've got.


Emperor
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Cell 53, East Wing
Insane since: Jul 2001

posted posted 06-13-2003 13:35

Wes: I'd also like to throw in:

Charles Darwin
William Shakespear
Isanbard Kingdom Brunel
John Lennon
etc.

Its interesting that so many in the list are politicians - no cultural icons (like urmm Stallone) or great intellects (like urmm Art Bell)

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WebShaman
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Happy Hunting Grounds...
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 06-13-2003 14:01

Sequoia
Running Bull
Crazy Horse
Tecumseh
Cochise
Geronimo

The Greatest Americans.

Gilbert Nolander
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Washington DC
Insane since: May 2002

posted posted 06-13-2003 15:21

Homer Simpson has jumped up to 40.83%

bodhi23
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Greensboro, NC USA
Insane since: Jun 2002

posted posted 06-13-2003 16:10

It is so funny to see Homer Simpson at the top of that list. That speaks volumes about us. An animated man is one of the greatest in the country. Heh.



Bodhi - Cell 617

norm
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: [s]underwater[/s] under-snow in Juneau
Insane since: Sep 2002

posted posted 06-13-2003 17:46

No women......?

DL-44
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

posted posted 06-13-2003 18:13

More frightening than the fact that homer simpson is #1 is that whoever made the list of choices even included homer simpson.

Which begs the question, what the hell is a limey doing making the list of choices in the first place??



JKMabry
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From: out of a sleepy funk
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 06-13-2003 20:13

DL: skewing

Jason

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