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|If the question was only meant literally, then (5.00 / 1) (#1)|
|by RobotSlave on Sat Oct 6th, 2001 at 02:55:08 AM PST|
|the word "fight" ought to have immediately recommended Mohammed Ali. Add to that the fact that he has probably given a greater contribution to the development of modern political thought than any of the other celebrities mentioned. Those who have not seen film footage of the young Ali at press conferences are missing out on one of the greater displays of "personal magnetism" or "charisma" in recent history-- the kid had a pretty intimidating physical preence, to be sure, but he also had a gift for words that ought to place him amongst the forefathers of hip-hop. The man was remarkable in many different ways (and fuck the Olympic Comittee for spinning the guy as a sort of benevolent cripple, heroic only because he is no longer physicly capable of the sort of political agitation that marked the prime of his life). I don't think any of the other candidates offers quite as much to think about.
Reagan was an actor, senile, and a cold war hawk.
Hawking is an inspiration, but he has not applied his gift to the human condition, or to political discourse (links indicating otherwise are welcome).
Though it may be considered highly impolite, I would suggest that Christopher Reeve was not the what you might call the brightest star before his accident, and he has failed to inspire me in any particular way since. If someone knows of anything compelling the man has done, I'd appreciate a link or two-- I mean, the guy did play Superman™, so we, the Yanks, have at the least a bit of an obligation to give him the benefit of the doubt.
Stevie Wonder... Oh, fuck. I wanted to vote for Stevie, too. He's Yin to Ali's yang, dude. (Please pardon me for the brief lapse into hippie shit).
Diana-- Um, not my nationality. I just don't understand the hype. Terribly sorry, but whenever a headline mentions royalty, I just move on to the next item. Can't be bothered. Word has it she was a decent person, but hell, I know tons of truely generous people. The trait should hardly be held up as an exception to the norm.
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|Fight (4.00 / 1) (#2)|
|by Anonymous Reader on Sat Oct 6th, 2001 at 01:46:31 PM PST|
|I think the voters are reading the word 'fight' and assuming that what is meant is 'fist fight'. Placing Ali on the list certainly reinforces that line of thought.
If one is to assume that it will be a fist fight, Ali is the obvious choice even if the fight doesn't involve boxing gloves or referees.
If, rather than fist fight, we take the word to mean something more similar to two people having a disagreement, then using violence to solve it, I think Reagan would win hands down. Although he is senile and unsteady I am sure that he is very well armed. Even if he were to be unable to aim a firearm properly, he could still fire indiscriminantly and possibly score a hit. Add to that the fact the George W Bush probably worships the ground he walks on and with a simple phone call ("I think Osama is over at Ali's house, let loose with the nukes.") he could probably wipe out his opposition.
|you know why superman didn't save JFK JR? (none / 0) (#3)|
|by Anonymous Reader on Sat Oct 6th, 2001 at 05:22:47 PM PST|
|cuz he is in a wheelchair
|jfk jr (none / 0) (#6)|
|by THC 1138 on Sun Oct 7th, 2001 at 11:42:47 AM PST|
|jfk jr is in a wheelchair?
How does it feel? Well it feels f**king blind. - b. k.
|Reagan! (none / 0) (#5)|
|by First Incision on Sun Oct 7th, 2001 at 10:56:56 AM PST|
|Reagan would win, because he has powers. Political powers! The CIA, MIB, and Global Illuminati can beat Hawking's wormholes and Reeve's heat vision at least 5 days a week.
Do you suffer from late-night hacking? Ask your doctor about Protonix.
|What dumbasses (none / 0) (#7)|
|by theR on Sun Oct 7th, 2001 at 12:15:35 PM PST|
|Saying Ali would win is ridiculous. First of all, he can barely stand up. Second, Stevie would obviously win.
Stevie would begin by playing the Pied Piper. I think he would probably use "Ebony and Ivory" due to it's uniting effect, and thus would get the largest number of people on the list to follow him. I think that would be all she wrote for Ali, Princess Di, and Reeves, as he would walk them to the edge of a cliff with the beautiful sound of his voice and portable keyboard. As long as he felt the edge with his foot, he'd be okay.
Reagan would be problematic. Although frail and completely gone mentally speaking, he seems like a tough guy. But, as we know, Stevie Wonder and his head shake are the perfect bob and weave. If Stevie could just get Reagan talking so he could find him, I like Stevie here. As we all know, the best way to get Reagan talking is to ask him about past activities, such as Iran-Contra, and you're sure to hear a loud, "I don't recall." So, guided by the sounds of "I don't recall", Stevie and his keyboard would brain Reagan over the head with the quickness.
That would just leave Hawking. Needless to say, I'll take Stevie Wonder straight up against Hawking any day of the week.
It's all right to cry,
Crying takes the sad out of you.
-- Rosey Grier
|Easy (none / 0) (#8)|
|by aoc on Sun Oct 7th, 2001 at 02:36:26 PM PST|
|I voted for Christopher Reeve. He's got the moves -- that Fatboy Slim - Weapon of Choice video is awesome.