New Mount Rushmore

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  1. Frogleg

    Frogleg Registered Best

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    Anyone else thinks it's weird that we build all these monuments to essentially, politicians, like Mount Rushmore? (And there's countless more statues and monuments that we pay for and maintain.)

    I propose a new Mount Rushmore, one with people that made a real difference in our lives. REAL difference:
    1) Willis Carrier - Invented Air Conditioning
    2) Philo Farnsworth - Invented Television
    3) Thomas Edison - Light Bulb
    4) John Harrington - Flushing Toilet

    Maybe throw in Karl Benz & Charles Babbage, & others.

    And what's up with all these 'Presidential Libraries' that we pay for and maintain? To hell with that, sell the buildings and give Presidents their own room or computer terminal in the Smithsonian.
     
  2. shane0911

    shane0911 Helping lost idiots find their village Staff Member

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    Larry Flynt, Hef, Guccione and SRV

    There

    Done
     
  3. lsutiga

    lsutiga TF Pubic Relations

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    I was thinking shane, tirk and GDF.
     
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  4. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Jenna Jameson and Charlie Sheen.
     
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  5. Kikicaca

    Kikicaca Freshman

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    You forgot to include the inventor of Spandex
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    Joseph Shivers invented Spandex, my new hero
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  6. HalloweenRun

    HalloweenRun I'll try to be nicer, if you try to be smarter!

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    Eugene Polley: Wireless TV remote
     
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  7. lsutiga

    lsutiga TF Pubic Relations

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    Kikicaca Freshman

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    Like Spandex better than even a bikini.
     
  9. uscvball

    uscvball Founding Member

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    Cept a drunk's eyes will tell him at 2AM that everyone left at the bar is a 10. :D

    Can't believe y'all didn't include Peter Dunn and Albert Wood. You just can't make this shit up. How about Vincenz Czerny?

    I'll nominate Sara Blakely. Net worth is $1B for figuring out how to keep fat tucked in and seamless to boot.

    Throw in C.F. Martin and Orville Gibson.
    On that note....

    "The controversial Obama Presidential Center in Chicago will benefit from almost $200 million in taxpayer funding for work on infrastructure projects near the center on Chicago’s South Side.

    The Chicago Sun Times first reported Friday that Illinois lawmakers had approved $174 million for roadwork in and around Jackson Park related to the development of the center.

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a former Obama White House chief of staff, described the infrastructure improvements as “money well spent".....

    Illinois taxpayers will also shoulder half of a $50 million project to overhaul an above-ground rail stop two miles from the center. The other half will be funded via a Transportation Department grant.

    The Center won approval from Chicago’s city council last month, despite significant resistance and protests from its opponents, who are skeptical of the Obama Foundation’s claim that the center will support thousands of new jobs and have a total economic impact of $3.1 billion in its first 10 years.

    Opponents doubt that the center will yield those benefits to local residents, have expressed anger at the lack of a formal agreement with the local community, and others have challenged the use of local parkland for the project."

    I wonder how much Rahm pocketed.
     
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  10. LaSalleAve

    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

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    Tim Leary
     

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