#1 Posted by OutOfBounds9000 (2513 posts) -

Mine is Bam Margera.I love hes crazy stunts. 
 
Your Turn!!
#2 Posted by KaosAngel (14251 posts) -

Brian Peppers.

#3 Edited by JeffGoldblum (3774 posts) -
That mustache demands respect.
@OutOfBounds9000 said:

" Mine is Bam Margera.I love hes crazy stunts.  Your Turn!! "

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.
#4 Posted by Matfei90 (1279 posts) -

John Petrucci.
 
I also respect many other players ala Satch, Vai, Clapton, King, etc., but if I had to single one out, for me it'd be John.

#5 Edited by demonbear (1929 posts) -

A true leader, someone to look up to and respect.... .Optimus!

 
#6 Posted by OutOfBounds9000 (2513 posts) -
@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.
#7 Posted by MVP1101 (224 posts) -

Shaq because the man can do no wrong.  

#8 Posted by JeffGoldblum (3774 posts) -
@OutOfBounds9000 said:
" @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.
#9 Posted by JJOR64 (19548 posts) -

Shit.  I really don't know to be honest.

#10 Edited by _Phara0h_ (925 posts) -
@Tarsier said:

" Jesus "

LOL
 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...
 
@KaosAngel said:
" Brian Peppers. "
after a google search I found you to be a sick man..... I have no other words for it.....
#11 Posted by Hamst3r (4881 posts) -

I don't have an idols. :O

#12 Edited by MeierTheRed (5018 posts) -
@Hamst3r said:

" I don't have any idols. "

#13 Posted by JeffGoldblum (3774 posts) -
@THAfara0 said:
"
 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."
Thank you!
#14 Posted by c1337us (5877 posts) -

I do not have any idols.

#15 Edited by NukeSpoon (583 posts) -

Hugh Laurie

#16 Posted by BrainSpecialist (575 posts) -
@NukeSpoon said:
" Hugh Laurie
"
Hugh Laurie always wins.
#17 Edited by Hitchenson (4708 posts) -

I wouldn't say I idolise him but if I had to pick an 'idol' I'd say Serj Tankian. Not as a musician but just as an awesome person. 

#18 Posted by thebipsnbeeps (594 posts) -

I'm gonna go with Mr. Goldblum and say Teddy. Kind of what the ideal modern leader is in my eyes.

#19 Posted by AdventChild (205 posts) -

Freddie Ljungberg.  Back in his red hair days.
 
Also, he has a huge penis.
 
What?

#20 Posted by Farmer (342 posts) -

James Randi:

#21 Posted by alexl86 (704 posts) -

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.

#22 Edited by Keyser_Soze (1195 posts) -
@JeffGoldblum: Theodore Roosevelt, you mean the racist man who deemed all American conquests as noble and anyone standing in their way as savages. No thanks. I'd rather have Bam Margera. The man was also a Christian fanatic deeming all Christian victories as noble causes, including against "Black people and American Indians savages". Oh well, I suppose it's what America is built on.
#23 Edited by _Phara0h_ (925 posts) -
@alexl86 said:
"

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.

"
George Carlin rules just like Bill Hicks.....
 

@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.
  
Wikipedia said:

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.

#24 Posted by MatthewMeadows (600 posts) -

Rise

#25 Posted by Lawlz (80 posts) -

Mine is Rob Dyrdek,Hugh Laurie and Theodore Roosevelt. 
 
But actually i dont think JeffGoldblum should judge OutOfBounds9000 because he idolizes Brandon Margera.He can idolize whoever he wants.
#26 Edited by DanielJW (4929 posts) -

Hmm. Well I'd say; 
 

Baz Luhrmann 
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
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!

#27 Posted by Red (6146 posts) -

I don't really know. Probably one of the guys on Whose Line is it Anyways.

#28 Posted by gingertastic_10 (4314 posts) -

Tommy Jones. Though I know most of you don't know who the hell he is. But he is my idol in bowling.
#29 Edited by Tireyo (6712 posts) -
@Red said:

" I don't really know. Probably one of the guys on Whose Line is it Anyways. "

Wayne, Ryan, Colin, or Drew?
 
My idol would be Robin Williams and Enya. :P My parent's too!
#30 Posted by PenguinDust (12792 posts) -
But then someone always comes along and spoils the party.
#31 Posted by mordukai (7817 posts) -
@MVP1101 said:
" Shaq because the man can do no wrong.   "
Except when he gets behind the free throw line. 
#32 Posted by Akeldama (4335 posts) -

Daniel Fucking Erlandsson 
 
  

#33 Posted by EvilTwin (3312 posts) -

Bob Dylan

#34 Posted by Breadfan (6803 posts) -

Bob Dylan

#35 Posted by JuggaloDarkCarnival (48 posts) -


 

he be mah idol.u dnt get betta muzishans dan dat
 

 

#36 Posted by Bruce (6238 posts) -

In music it's Mick Jones, the guitarist for The Clash. In novels, literature, it's Hemmingway/J.D. Salinger. In movies, it's Jack Gyllenhaal.
#37 Posted by mordukai (7817 posts) -

Billy is my Idol...get it...Billy Idol...no? Ahh well I tried.

#38 Edited by xyzygy (10595 posts) -

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 :)

#39 Posted by Megalon (1457 posts) -

I'll go with Stephen Jay Gould. I mean, who doesn't like snails and evolutionary theory?

#40 Posted by VilhelmNielsen (1767 posts) -

That dude behind the counter at my local McDonalds.

#41 Posted by Einherjan (605 posts) -

Jack Kerouac (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Kerouac)

#42 Posted by SumDeus (1898 posts) -

Thom Yorke and George Carlin.

#43 Posted by AhmadMetallic (19303 posts) -

kurt cobain? 
 
 
i dunno..
#44 Posted by Hangid (129 posts) -

This dude that no one here probably knows: JEFF GERSTMANN!!!!!! He's an internet celebrity. 

#45 Posted by Everyones_A_Critic (6497 posts) -

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!

#46 Posted by HandsomeDead (11854 posts) -

Clint Eastwood and Davey Havok are probably my two biggest though I dislike the idea of idolisation.

#47 Posted by OmegaPirate (5642 posts) -

Matt Bellamy

#48 Posted by inkeiren (977 posts) -

I don't really idolize anyone, but if I had to pick I'd choose Aldous Huxley, probably.

#49 Edited by JacobForrest (333 posts) -

Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick, Trent Reznor, John F. Kennedy, and as weird as it sounds, Greg Kasavin.
 
I don't worship at their alters, but I do have profound respect for them that, if you want to label it, they're my 'idols.'

#50 Posted by JacobForrest (333 posts) -
@PenguinDust: Heh, I chuckled.