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richlevy 06-12-2004 02:13 PM

Second Chances
 
Sometimes when celebrities die we feel we have been cheated. So I will open the floor to nominations. What famous people, currently living or dead, would you bring back for another few decades of life.

BTW, none of this 'reincarnate as an ant' crap. I mean bringing them back in good health to continue their legacy.

I will post some options up for a vote, but make your own suggestions. Who do you think has or had so much to give to us by their existence that they deserve/d an encore?

marichiko 06-12-2004 02:56 PM

My father. OK, I know he wasn't a public figure, so I supppose he doesn't exactly count. But he was an intelligent, compassionate man, with the best dry wit I have ever encountered. I think his marriage to my insane Mother in the 50's when divorce was still heavily frowned upon really held him back in his life. I'd like to see him return unburdened by her. I bet he'd be a force to be reckoned with! As for public figures, my vote goes to Albert Sweitzer.

jaguar 06-12-2004 02:59 PM

Argh, forgot to vote for Lenon as well as Albert.

Nicolas Tesla
Mark Twain
Oscar Wilde

smoothmoniker 06-12-2004 03:12 PM

Jimi Hendrix - to relight the fires of music

Abe Lincoln - to reunite the warring factions

Immanuel Kant - to refute the absurdities of what passes for contemporary philosophy

-sm

lumberjim 06-12-2004 03:43 PM

rich, how could you omit Elvis? for shame.


John Bonham!

Bruce Lee!

The guy from Blind Melon

Janice

Plato

and the number one guy i'd bring back , just so he could see how big an impact he had: DaVinci

Undertoad 06-12-2004 04:21 PM

I'd hafta bring back scientists first because they could build on what work they'd done previously. And I'd hafta bring back physicists first, because their work explains the nature of the world and the universe, and is most likely to benefit from such a building on previous work. And I'd have to bring back Feynman first, just for sentimental purposes, because his autobiographies were so madly brilliant. I think he could not only build on his understanding of science, but also on his understanding of life.

blue 06-12-2004 04:23 PM

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Originally posted by Undertoad
I'd hafta bring back scientists first because they could build on what work they'd done previously. And I'd hafta bring back physicists first, because their work explains the nature of the world and the universe, and is most likely to benefit from such a building on previous work. And I'd have to bring back Feynman first, just for sentimental purposes, because his autobiographies were so madly brilliant. I think he could not only build on his understanding of science, but also on his understanding of life.
No, fuck that. Bring back Belushi!

Slartibartfast 06-12-2004 05:02 PM

if we bring back kurt cobain, can we give him zoloft and therapy so he won't off himself again? The downside is that if we treat his problems, his music might suck.

richlevy 06-12-2004 10:29 PM

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Originally posted by lumberjim
rich, how could you omit Elvis? for shame.


Well, I only had 10 slots due to the limitations on polls. Tesla is a great choice, and so is Da Vinci. For that matter I'd love to see what Mozart would do with today's technology.

How many people remember Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure and the scene with Beethoven in the mall organ store?

xoxoxoBruce 06-12-2004 10:43 PM

Jesus Christ.;)

Lady Sidhe 06-13-2004 02:59 PM

I voted for Einstien, but I have to agree with those who suggested Nicolas Tesla, Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, and Plato.

richlevy 06-13-2004 06:41 PM

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Originally posted by xoxoxoBruce
Jesus Christ.;)
According to the new Testament, "been there, done that".

Torrere 06-13-2004 08:29 PM

Definitely Mozart. I could see him doing some awesome stuff today. I think that he would have a lot of fun, too.

xoxoxoBruce 06-13-2004 08:42 PM

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Originally posted by richlevy


According to the new Testament, "been there, done that".

What, you wouldn't like him to come back and verify or deny what the fundies claim?;)

Torrere 06-14-2004 12:57 AM

I would also vote for bringing back Martin Luther King Jr., the man who prevented the war.


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