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Robert Johnson,

. Awesome.

 

Died at the age of 27. Records are sketchy, but the most supported theory is that the immediate cause of death was the consumption of poisoned whiskey. Awesome.

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Special award for political awesomeness: Theodore Roosevelt.

 

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His military career, his political career, and his leisure time were devoted almost entirely to kicking ass. Was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his service in the Spanish-American War. Was permanently blinded in one eye in a boxing match, which he regularly held in state rooms at the White House. Personally shot about half of the animals in Africa. When campaigning for a return to the presidency in 1912, he was shot in the chest by a would-be assassin. Rather than do what a sane person would, he figured that so long as he wasn't coughing blood, there was no reason to interrupt his speech. So he went on to address the crowd for 90 minutes, with no microphone or amplification, with a bullet three inches deep in his chest and blood soaking through his shirt. Awesome.

 

Oh, and just to show that he had other skills beyond badassery, he also founded the National Park System and won the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Special award for political awesomeness: Theodore Roosevelt.

 

 

And it was under his watch that Americans broadened their focus of simply exploiting each other to exploiting the rest of the entire world.

 

 

 

 

And props for Taks in bringing another Texan into the argument


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just a note, it is cool to cry, as long as it is done in a manly way, when an awesome dude dies. there are no man-point penalties.

 

taks

 

... or when winning championships.

 

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The Last Emperor - Fedor Emelianenko

 

100% Russian bad ass. Number 1 fighter in the world. He shows no emotion and is quiet, quiet like a mega wolf in the tundra murdering a bear in it's sleep with a precision bite to the jugular and then making love to said bears dead body. There is no anger nor compassion, there is simply unrivaled destruction. No man is invincible but he's the closest damned thing there is to it.

 

Great man or greatest man?

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There was a time when I questioned the ability for the schizoid to ever experience genuine happiness, at the very least for a prolonged segment of time. I am no closer to finding the answer, however, it has become apparent that contentment is certainly a realizable goal. I find these results to be adequate, if not pleasing. Unfortunately, connection is another subject entirely. When one has sufficiently examined the mind and their emotional constructs, connection can be easily imitated. More data must be gleaned and further collated before a sufficient judgment can be reached.

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Whoa, i stand corrected. There is still a lot more in the neverending pool of awesomeness. Please do continue, fellas! :lol:


"Some men see things as they are and say why?"
"I dream things that never were and say why not?"
- George Bernard Shaw

"Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man."
- Friedrich Nietzsche

 

"The amount of energy necessary to refute bull**** is an order of magnitude bigger than to produce it."

- Some guy 

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This is Bob "Tonsillitis" Dylan. He has a funny voice and and a couple of really awful albums but he's the greatest thing that ever happened to music.

 

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This is Sam "Bloodbath" Peckinpah. He is the manliest and therefore greatest director to ever live. Watching a movie by Sam Peckinpah makes you grow chest hair. It's a documented fact. He brought to cinema what is known as a bit of the old ultra-violence. He didn't invent cinematic violence, but he refined it to a bloody art. Behind the camera he was crazy, coked up, drunk, and extremely abusive to his actors--Awesome Dudes all. Randolph Scott, Charlton Heston, Warren Oates, William Holden, Robert Ryan, Jason Robards, Steve McQueen, James Coburn, Harry Dean Stanton, and even Bob Dylan. Lee Marvin, the king of Awesome, was never in a Peckinpah movie, but legend has it that Lee Marvin was the one who gave him the script for The Wild Bunch. Sam Peckinpah is the cylinder pin around which all awesome dudes revolve and he is the hammer which fires them.

 

As you can clearly see here, here, and here, Sam Peckinpah was a true connoisseur of violence. Not Matrix style backflipping in black trench coats BS, not retarded torture porn like we have now. Just pure manly ultra-violence.

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"Alright, I've been thinking. When life gives you lemons, don't make lemonade - make life take the lemons back! Get mad! I don't want your damn lemons, what am I supposed to do with these? Demand to see life's manager. Make life rue the day it thought it could give Cave Johnson lemons. Do you know who I am? I'm the man who's gonna burn your house down! With the lemons. I'm going to to get my engineers to invent a combustible lemon that burns your house down!"

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Well, if Transformers are valid options I guess my avatar requires this:

 

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The area between the balls and the butt is a hotbed of terrorist activity.

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Sergeant Major.


"It wasn't lies. It was just... bull****"."

             -Elwood Blues

 

tarna's dead; processing... complete. Disappointed by Universe. RIP Hades/Sand/etc. Here's hoping your next alt has a harp.

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Lee Marvin is still up there, closely followed by Ollie Reed.

 

However, I give you Warrant Officers Josef Gabč


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All in all, it seems awesomeness has a lot to do with violence. Probably gonna take my suggestion out of this thread then...


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It has to do with pretend violence. Its not like we're nominating Hitler or anything.


"Alright, I've been thinking. When life gives you lemons, don't make lemonade - make life take the lemons back! Get mad! I don't want your damn lemons, what am I supposed to do with these? Demand to see life's manager. Make life rue the day it thought it could give Cave Johnson lemons. Do you know who I am? I'm the man who's gonna burn your house down! With the lemons. I'm going to to get my engineers to invent a combustible lemon that burns your house down!"

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All in all, it seems awesomeness has a lot to do with violence. Probably gonna take my suggestion out of this thread then...

 

"How much can you possibly know about yourself if you've never been in a fight?"

 

Tyler Durden - Fight Club.

 

Having said that, methinks a spiritual fight is as valid as a physical one in the right circumstances. I'm sure a lot of people would nominate a Mandela or a Ghandi.


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Hm yes, you two kind of have a point here. I just rate spiritual strength higher and there's all these martial displays here. Can see the fascination for those, too, just not really share it most of the time.


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Robert Johnson,

. Awesome.

 

Died at the age of 27. Records are sketchy, but the most supported theory is that the immediate cause of death was the consumption of poisoned whiskey. Awesome.

I'll see your robert Johnson and raise you a

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