Coolest person of all time
In my mind, an abusive misogynist who pretended to be other people, is not at all ‘cool’. I can see why the characters he played might appeal to the insecure and inadequate though.
I think you have problems with defining cool because you are so painfully dull frankly.Posted 4 years agoSanchoMember
just has to be Steve McQueen, why is this post going on when it only needed one response.
just a regular guy really and that makes the differencePosted 4 years agoBoba FattMember
I concur with passtherizla +3
Sell out? – no
Fleece their fans? – no
Refuse to sign million dollar contracts and turn down Ahmet Erteguns open offer which was basically oodles of cash to hang on to their principles?
*runs off to put on “In on the Killtaker”Posted 4 years agofunkrodentSubscriber
For a thread on a cycling website there seems to be a surprising lack of err..cyclists. Will attemmpt to remedy that with Jacqus Anquetil. As well as being the first man to win all three Grand Tours and the first to win the TdeF 5 times, he also did this:
In 1965, Anquetil won the eight-day Alpine Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré stage race at 3pm, sat through two hours of interviews and receptions, took a 6:30pm chartered flight to Bordeaux and won the world’s longest single-day classic, Bordeaux–Paris the following day. The race started at night and continued, from soon after dawn, behind derny motorcycle pacers.
The fact that he was eating amphetamines like sweets is not the point. That was the way they rolled in them days.
He wasn’t a “company” man either and seemed to spend most of his career in dispute with pretty much everybody (certainly the authorities, his fellow riders and much of the French public). No disrespect to our current crop of tour winning stars, but he would have eaten Brad and Chris for breakfast.
So him, closely followed by James Hunt, Ayrton Senna and Ian Wright Wright Wright.
And not forgetting the great Lembit Opik of course 😉
Posted 4 years agoedlongMember
From an admittedly whistle-stop tour of the previous posts, I can’t believe it seems to be page 5 before Mandela gets a mention.
If it’s a film star – gotta be Jack Nicholson
Music: Keith Richards
Literary (recent-ish): Hunter Thompson
Sport: James Hunt
But really, seriously: Nelson Mandela.Posted 4 years ago
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