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 Cdn_Iceman
Joined: 12/1/2010
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For me it was my Nana(one strong woman) and second Terry O 'Reilly hockey player with the Boston Bruins, he was tough, mean, a leader.

Third is a fictional character from Ayn Rand's book Fountainhead a character named Howard Roark, A man of strong convictions

 Welsh474
Joined: 9/13/2010
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Posted: 1/12/2012 3:16:18 PM
My childhood hero was and still is my Dad. And my grandmother. I learned more from those two than any stupid superhero, tv character, book character or movie star.
 BegrabMeinHerz
Joined: 10/10/2011
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Posted: 1/12/2012 3:30:50 PM

My first love and hero was the Cisco Kid.

That is hilarious because when I was four my cousins gave me my nickname. Pancho. They still call me that.

Sweet Daddy Siki and Tor Kamata, wrestlers from a bygone era. I did get to see Sweet Daddy Siki wrestle in person and watch him hit another guy over the head with a chair. There was blood everywhere which probably had a profound effect on me since I was only five.
 Molly Maude
Joined: 9/11/2008
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Posted: 1/12/2012 4:01:32 PM
nipoleon, did you mean Sky King and his niece Penny? and their audio of an airplane? or did you mean when it was on t.v. ... I remember it from radio! I always wondered why Penny hung around with her uncle ...
 Stray__Cat
Joined: 7/12/2006
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Posted: 1/12/2012 4:04:34 PM
Batman.

Da da da da da......BATMAN!

Now I will have that lame song in my head all day.
 IgorFrankensteen
Joined: 6/29/2009
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Posted: 1/12/2012 4:24:38 PM
OMG!!! HOW COULD I FORGET TO MENTION ROBIN HOOD???!!??

And, I do indeed remember Sky King. Tales of Texas Rangers!

Leif Erikson.

Real people? During my life, they got their clay feet expose so fast, it was very hard to hold on to one for long.

As an American Historian: George Washington, hands down. The more I've learned about him, the more I've appreciated just how much he really WAS the single most important and heroic person in our entire History. A genuinely principled, courageous, self-effacing, idealistic hero, and far more importantly successful as a military leader than most people realize.
 Cdn_Iceman
Joined: 12/1/2010
Msg: 21
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Posted: 1/12/2012 4:29:28 PM
Robin hood ughhhhhhhhh, a capitalist worse nightmare, I grew up hating that story, I like to re write the Robin Hood story , Incessant act of thuggery by the criminal gang running group robbing the rich and giving it the poor? sure he did , the story would end he got indicted and sentenced to two life terms and his merry bunch of thugs doing hard time.

Great story that Robin hood, what does that teach our kids? its okay to rob people because they have more than you, its okay to be a criminal.
 hoopsnhikes
Joined: 4/16/2010
Msg: 22
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Posted: 1/12/2012 5:05:45 PM
Larry Bird
Bo Duke
Angus MacGyver
Arthur Fonzarelli
Officer Frank Poncherello
Timothy Tebow
 Blah_User_Name
Joined: 8/27/2011
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Posted: 1/12/2012 5:09:10 PM
foxymoron74

Hated, hated, hated the Muppets BUT my older sister loved them, so I know by heart, Kermit's little song...

Half way down the stairs, is a stair where I sit,
There isn't any other stair quite like it,
I', not at the bottom, I'm not a the top but
This is the stair where I always stop..........

We only had one TV. Being the youngest, I didn't get much of a say. Of course, Dad always had the choice but then it went down the hierarchy ! lol
I was the 70's equilvalent of the remote being the one who was always told to turn it up, turn it down, turn it over or turn if off.
 WomanInProgress
Joined: 10/16/2005
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Posted: 1/12/2012 6:36:44 PM
This is just my personal experience. All women.

First: My mom, my grandmother, my aunt.

Then, in no particular order:

Cher, Tina Turner, Janet Jackson, Olivia Newton-John, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Janis Joplin, Carol Burnett, Jane Curtain, Gilda Radner, Vicki Lawrence, Diane Keaton, Wonder Woman, Peggy Fleming, Nadia Comaneci, Olga Korbut, Cathy Rigby, Chris Evert, Nancy Lopez, Billie Jean King, Charlie's Angels, Gloria Steinham, Mary Tyler Moore, Jayne Kennedy, Debbie Allen, Phylicia Rashad, Diahann Carol, Jane Fonda, Nancy McKeon, Lindsey Wagner, Billie Jean King, Sandra Day O'Connor, Geraldine Ferraro, Judy Blume, Erma Bombeck, Maya Angelou, D Jane Pauley, Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer, Jessica Savitch...that's a good start.

: )
 Tah,
Joined: 11/18/2008
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Posted: 1/12/2012 6:59:21 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iGoMTFqsX0
 Lionessx
Joined: 9/26/2011
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Posted: 1/13/2012 5:27:35 AM
Thank You Everyone for sharing your childhood heroes in this thread..it had stirred many a happy memory.




I think I admire the acts of people more than the people themselves.

Many times I admire the acts of people more than the people themselves. Two names that come to mind when I saw this is Oskar Schindler and Raouel Wallenberg that saved many a Jewish person from the Holocaust while risking their own.

I can say honestly my Mom is my hero today...she gave unselfishly all her life and even at 98 still gives her self unselfishly. That touched me when I saw the responses of you good folk that had a father, Nana and grandparent for a hero.

Wizard of Oz responses was priceless.. I can still sing "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" and I loved the Scarecrow, The Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion.




As an American Historian: George Washington, hands down. The more I've learned about him, the more I've appreciated just how much he really WAS the single most important and heroic person in our entire History. A genuinely principled, courageous, self-effacing, idealistic hero, and far more importantly successful as a military leader than most people realize.


Not a Historian myself...BUT Rosa Parks has been a woman that I grew to love and admire. Women that made history, rarely behaved themselves! George Washington was a founding Father and thanks Igor for reminding us of his military skill.

The responses have been overwhelming. There is a hero inside everyone of us
 Debyduz_
Joined: 5/4/2012
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Posted: 9/23/2012 7:46:48 AM
Underdog, Mighty mouse

Sadly O.J. Simpson I was a tomboy and loved playing football Everyone wanted to be the Juice. How the might have fell. I would not spit on him if he was burning.
 427cammer
Joined: 3/1/2008
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Posted: 9/23/2012 1:49:09 PM
iceman:

Robin hood ughhhhhhhhh, a capitalist worse nightmare, I grew up hating that story, I like to re write the Robin Hood story , Incessant act of thuggery by the criminal gang running group robbing the rich and giving it the poor? sure he did , the story would end he got indicted and sentenced to two life terms and his merry bunch of thugs doing hard time.

Great story that Robin hood, what does that teach our kids? its okay to rob people because they have more than you, its okay to be a criminal. ?

The story of Robin hood was less about "robbing the rich and giving it the poor" as it was taking back from the tax man who took it from the people who originally earned it.

Funny how things get so twisted.... now the tax man's the hero?


Oh, and on topic... John Wayne, Steve Austin, Matt Dillon, and the Fonz.
 Justmytypewriter
Joined: 2/8/2011
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Posted: 9/23/2012 11:42:47 PM
Pippi Longstocking was my childhood heroine.
Still is, actually. :-)
 Irish Eyez
Joined: 12/30/2008
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Posted: 9/24/2012 9:04:25 AM
That's an easy one for me.

All throughout my life, it would have been my granny.
 vlad dracul
Joined: 4/30/2009
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Posted: 10/10/2012 8:16:36 AM
i was looking through some old threads. i never knew this man and infact it was only his
death 2 days ago that made me look.

im no religious in anyway. some folk are, some folk hate religion. thats their own choice.

have youse ever heard of eric lomax?*

Eric Sutherland Lomax, prisoner of war and writer, born 30 May 1919; died 8 October
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/oct/09/eric-lomax?newsfeed=true

there is a film coming out about him soon. born in edinburgh the same year as my ma.

'Some time the hating has to stop': A tortured war hero, his Japanese tormentor, and the redeeming power of forgiveness
Beaten to a pile of broken bones, caged, starved and tortured, Eric Lomax was convinced he would never see Britain ever again.
And yet Eric Lomax would somehow survive an ordeal so unspeakable that when he was later transferred to Singapore’s notorious Changi prison, he described it as ‘heaven’.
A prison doctor who examined his body later found not a single patch of white skin on his body between his shoulders and knees.
It was all inflamed and bruised. Worse was to follow days later when he was handed over to the local Kempeitai, or military police. There, he was locked in a 5ft cage that soon became full of red ants, mosquitoes and his own filth.
And so it was, in 1993, that the two men were finally reunited on that fabled bridge across the river Kwai. Takashi bowed and, nervously, began a lengthy apology. 'I am very, very sorry,' he told Mr Lomax. 'I never forgot you. We treated your countrymen very, very badly.'
'We both survived,' Mr Lomax replied. And then the two men talked long and hard over the events of 1943.
It was a therapeutic process for both. Later on, Mr Lomax accepted an invitation to visit Takashi in Japan, where he finally, formally forgave him – reading out a letter saying as much. ‘I had proved for myself that remembering is not enough if it simply hardens hate,’ wrote the proud Scot.
And Takashi’s own verdict? 'I think I can die safely now.'
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2215357/Eric-Lomax-A-tortured-war-hero-Japanese-tormentor-redeeming-power-forgiveness.html

how mr lomax could forgive i cannot get my head around. he is a bigger man than i will ever be.

Berwick-upon-Tweed, England
'Sometime the hating has to stop.'' This is the final sentence of ''The Railway Man,'' by Eric Lomax. The preceding narrative is a detailed account, by a Scottish septuagenarian with a sharp memory, of his torture during World War II - and of his recent, surprising moves toward coming to terms, in a profoundly touching way, with decades of bitterness.
http://www.csmonitor.com/1995/0809/09131.html


The Railway Man (2013)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2058107/

*he was a christian, i realise that may make some on here foam at the mouth in their hatred but fvck them.
 onlydateIF
Joined: 11/15/2011
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Posted: 10/10/2012 9:27:04 PM
Mary and Carrie Dann, Rigoberta Menchu, Twyla Nitsch, Janet McCloud ,The Trask sisters -strong Native Women :)
 Blueberryeggos
Joined: 1/24/2012
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Posted: 10/10/2012 9:59:59 PM
Luke, Han and Chewie!
 SpittyKitty
Joined: 5/2/2011
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Posted: 10/16/2012 8:33:50 PM
The Superfriends. All of them.
(And then the redo for my boys with The Justice League.)

The different characters portrayed in Sunday nights showings of The Wonderful World of Disney.
Followed by The Undersea World of Jauque Costeau.

The young characters in the animal books about horses and dogs such as Blaze and Rex.

Mary Tyler Moore, Sarah Rose Parker
Martin Luther King, George Washington
My mother
 DRKKNGHT193
Joined: 9/23/2012
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Posted: 10/16/2012 11:05:57 PM
Batman, Michael Jordan, Grant Hill, Steve Young, Jerry Rice, etc.

Now: Only Batman.
 afitnessmodel
Joined: 11/10/2012
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Posted: 11/17/2012 10:06:18 AM
Mine was "Mighty Mouse" ....
 psytle
Joined: 3/7/2011
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Posted: 11/17/2012 5:59:31 PM


Cher, Tina Turner, Janet Jackson, Olivia Newton-John, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Janis Joplin, Carol Burnett, Jane Curtain, Gilda Radner, Vicki Lawrence, Diane Keaton, Wonder Woman, Peggy Fleming, Nadia Comaneci, Olga Korbut, Cathy Rigby, Chris Evert, Nancy Lopez, Billie Jean King, Charlie's Angels, Gloria Steinham, Mary Tyler Moore, Jayne Kennedy, Debbie Allen, Phylicia Rashad, Diahann Carol, Jane Fonda, Nancy McKeon, Lindsey Wagner, Billie Jean King, Sandra Day O'Connor, Geraldine Ferraro, Judy Blume, Erma Bombeck, Maya Angelou, D Jane Pauley, Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer, Jessica Savitch...that's a good start.


No Grace Hopper? Huh, go fig.
 sunriseguy5
Joined: 12/26/2011
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Posted: 11/17/2012 6:33:37 PM
My Uncle was my hero. he always came over during the holidays and was our personal santa for christmas. He got me into comic books and baseball cards. He watched over me when my brother was born.
 LennyPane
Joined: 2/2/2011
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Posted: 11/18/2012 4:36:34 AM
When I was really young, from about age 7 to age 10, I thought Willy Wonka was the
greatest person ever... and I truly wanted to be him... haha. I guess you could say he was my 'hero'. As I got older I began (almost obsessively) idolizing Jimi Hendrix and Johnny Cash.

Willy Wonka because he was just flat out awesome... And Jimi and Johnny for
their insanely brilliant music. They are the reason I ever picked up a guitar.
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