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Re: Deserted Island Historical Figures Draft
« Reply #195 on: October 07, 2009, 04:08:23 PM »
my first of two catch-up picks...

If you've seen the movie Braveheart then you probably still known nothing about...

Andrew Moray
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Moray

A freedom fighter and Scottish patriot, Moray lead his army alongside the famed William Wallace, battling to keep Scottish independence against the inevitable English rule.

Unfortunately, he died at the Battle of Sterling Bridge leaving Wallace to take over the Scottish forces and, eventually fail.

Soon after his death, his wife gave birth to Sir Andrew Murray who would take up his fathers cause in the 2nd war for independence.

I'm a fairly proud descendant.
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Re: Deserted Island Historical Figures Draft
« Reply #196 on: October 08, 2009, 09:36:52 AM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_Ellison

Cuz I need a good database guy on my island.

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Re: Deserted Island Historical Figures Draft
« Reply #197 on: October 08, 2009, 11:55:14 AM »
My last pick...

Cleopatra
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleopatra_VII

My island had no women, and a lot of goody-two-shoes. So I'm picking her because she's female and possibly a bit conniving.

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Re: Deserted Island Historical Figures Draft
« Reply #198 on: October 08, 2009, 11:57:09 AM »
kermi, you're up now. Since you're the last pick, everybody can just pick whenever they feel like it.

I think I'll start the voting Monday, so you all have until then to make up missed picks. If you don't pick by then, that's fine, you just end up with fewer people than others during the voting.

We can post honorable mentions Monday, or after everybody makes up their missed picks.
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Re: Deserted Island Historical Figures Draft
« Reply #199 on: October 08, 2009, 03:18:56 PM »
Another recent guy, like or don't like his politics - generally seen as a real good and fun person, though certainly not without flaws:

Ted Kennedy
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Re: Deserted Island Historical Figures Draft
« Reply #200 on: October 09, 2009, 02:53:05 PM »
I think I'll go with a poet for my final pick: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T.S._Eliot

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Re: Deserted Island Historical Figures Draft
« Reply #201 on: October 10, 2009, 02:24:16 AM »
Tolkien for me. :D
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Re: Deserted Island Historical Figures Draft
« Reply #202 on: October 10, 2009, 11:23:30 AM »
Tolkien for me. :D

Sorry, JaWiB already got him. Unless you're talking about good ole Timmy Tolkien, the famed sculptor. :p

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Re: Deserted Island Historical Figures Draft
« Reply #203 on: October 10, 2009, 05:32:49 PM »
Oh noes.

Mel Blanc then. :D
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Re: Deserted Island Historical Figures Draft
« Reply #204 on: October 10, 2009, 05:52:47 PM »
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Re: Deserted Island Historical Figures Draft
« Reply #205 on: October 10, 2009, 06:12:51 PM »
Sweet, only axon has any picks left to make up.
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Re: Deserted Island Historical Figures Draft
« Reply #206 on: October 14, 2009, 12:30:27 AM »
Sorry... got a little sidetracked on work stuff. The draft is over and we'll start with the tournament as soon as I get my act in gear. axon will just go with ten people.

Meanwhile, feel free to list your honorable mentions. Given how hard it seemed for people to get to twelve there might not be many, but go ahead if you're inclined.

I was considering Van Gogh, Beethoven and Mozart. I really decided against them when I picked Hendrix. I also considered Lincoln. Never got much further than that.


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