Anyone who idolizes Bam Margera is an idiot. He's perfect example of people being special because they are famous not famous because they are special If I was going to pick some one as an idol it would have to be Theodore Roosevelt. I can only hope to one day have the drive and passion of one the United States of America's greatest presidents.
" Mine is Bam Margera.I love hes crazy stunts. Your Turn!! "
" @JeffGoldblum: Dude,your taking this thread to serious.I have many idols.I just idolizes bam margera because hes a great skater and he has a kinda wicked sense of humor. "Sorry I just hate to think that we live in a world where people idolize Bam Margera.
" Jesus "
My pick would be Einstein and Hunter S. Thompson.... And I'm serious because JeffGoldblum is right Bam and all pop culture figurers are not the one's who need to be idolized. Bam is not making the world a better place and I would like my idols to at least try something that can chance society for the better...
" Brian Peppers. "after a google search I found you to be a sick man..... I have no other words for it.....
"George Carlin rules just like Bill Hicks.....
Uhm, I'm not 100% sure... I wouldn't go as far to call a lot of people idols, even if I appreciate their work and enjoy hearing about them.
On second thought, George Carlin."
@Keyser_Soze:Well Their are many historic figure's that have not so political correct thoughts if you transport them to now..... I must say Teddy R. isn't my idol but you got to give it to him, the man got shot and then just delivered a speech.
While Roosevelt was campaigning in Milwaukee , Wisconsin , on October 14, 1912, a saloonkeeper named John Schrank shot him, but the bullet lodged in his chest only after penetrating both his steel eyeglass case and passing through a thick (50 pages) single-folded copy of the speech he was carrying in his jacket. Roosevelt, as an experienced hunter and anatomist, correctly concluded that since he wasn't coughing blood the bullet had not completely penetrated the chest wall to his lung, and so declined suggestions he go to the hospital immediately. Instead, he delivered his scheduled speech with blood seeping into his shirt. He spoke for ninety minutes . His opening comments to the gathered crowd were, "Ladies and gentlemen, I don't know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot; but it takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose." Afterwards, probes and X-ray showed that the bullet had traversed three inches (76 mm) of tissue and lodged in Roosevelt's chest muscle but did not penetrate the pleura , and it would be more dangerous to attempt to remove the bullet than to leave it in place. Roosevelt carried it with him for the rest of his life.
Hmm. Well I'd say;
Baz Luhrmann, I think his movies are brilliant, I really enjoy what he does. I don't think I could ever watch too much Moulin Rouge.
James Rolfe, I really liked his story, he does great work (not just his AVGN stuff) that I really enjoy. And he answers fan mail so, woohoo!
Thom Yorke. He is a genius, his music (along with the many, many talents of the band members) are so thoughtful and as a band, Radiohead has evolved from being pushed into a "mainstream pop-rock" position by their label into slowly gaining more control over their music. Their first album was mainly an appeasal to their label who wanted to get into the grunge/rock scene that was big. Radiohead made the album (Pablo Honey) and although it's ok, you can tell they weren't giving it their all. Then The Bends came out, where they had more control over their own type of music because of the success of "Creep" (Which is how many pople know Radiohead - never judge Radiohead from anything off their first album.) They now make some of the most evolved and inspiring music in our time. Even now, after listening to them for over 6 years, I can still find tracks in songs that I haven't heard. Small basslines that come from nowhere, little sounds from computer bleeps that somehow make art, harmonies that you didn't even know existed. The writing is also very unconventional - it's not as straightforward as most bands. I would describe Thom's writing style as somewhat similar to Tool's, except with different themes and execution.
As well, what they stand for and advocate. They didn't sell themselves out like so many bands, they actually have created many songs for different causes, and they actually released an album for free on the internet to download. The first band to do it, by they way. Haha, 3 days ago they released a tribute song to Harry Patch who had just died. He was the last surviving WW1 veteran and was the oldest man in Europe at 111 years old. The song is astonishing. Check it out, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RA6KrTsTT_o
Everything they do makes me respect them so much. Especially the spat with Miley Cyrus. Only Radiohead could have handled it so well :)
Right now it'd definetly be Stephen King. I want to be a writer and he's my main influence. His interior monologues are just so good. Yeah, people may find his dialogue to be a little stiff at times, but I still love his work. Reading through 'Salem's Lot now!