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    Well, here's the final countdown from the Discovery Channel show, "The Greatest American"...

    10 - FDR

    9 - Oprah

    8 - Elvis

    7 - Slick Willie

    6 - Dubya

    5 - Ben Franklin

    4 - Geoorge Washington

    3 - Martin Luther King

    2 - Abraham Lincoln

    1 - Ronald Reagan

    I liked the Gipper there too, but number one?!!

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    guess who i think it is, go ahead guess
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    Quote Originally Posted by Franko515
    guess who i think it is, go ahead guess
    Pee Wee

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    What am I? Chopped Liver??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Insertion
    What am I? Chopped Liver??
    Well behaved women rarely make history
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    I am not voting for anybody on that list. My real hero is Jack Kilby, the guy who invented the microchip. For if it was not for him we would not have our our Treos or even this forum as a matter of fact.


    From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Kilby


    Kilby was born in Jefferson City, Missouri. He spent much of his early life in Great Bend, Kansas and graduated from Great Bend High School. Road signs at the entrances to the town commemorate his time there.

    Kilby received his bachelor of science degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1947 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He obtained a master's degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1950, while simultaneously working at Centralab in Milwaukee.

    In the summer of 1958, Kilby was a newly employed engineer at Texas Instruments who did not yet have the right to a summer vacation. He spent the summer working on the problem in circuit design that was commonly called the "tyranny of numbers" and finally came to the conclusion that semiconductors could provide a solution. On September 12 he presented his findings to the management of Texas Instruments: he showed them a piece of germanium with an oscilloscope attached, pressed a switch, and the oscilloscope showed a continuous sine wave, proving that his integrated circuit worked and thus that he solved the problem. A patent for a "Solid Circuit made of Germanium", the first integrated circuit, was later filed on February 6, 1959.

    From 1978 to 1985, he was Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering at Texas A&M University. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2000 for his breakthrough discovery. The J-K flip-flop is named after him, as is The Kilby Center, TI's research center for silicon manufacturing.

    In addition to the integrated circuit, Kilby also is noted as the patenting inventor of the portable calculator and the thermal printer used in data terminals. In total, he held 60 patents.

    Kilby passed away June 20, 2005, in Dallas, Texas following a brief battle with non-Hodgkins lymphoma.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Franko515
    guess who i think it is, go ahead guess
    MaxiMunK.com The Forum That Asks, "Are You Not Entertained?"

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    The gloved one goes glove-less

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    What's wrong with you yanks??

    The Greatest Ever American is...



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    Just seen the list.

    Walt Disney - Fascist
    Albert Einstein - German
    Wright Brothers - 2 people


    Where's Dan Quayle, J Edgar Hoover and Joe McCarthy?

    Claire, don't like the look of that chopped liver, and where's the bagel?
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    Quote Originally Posted by smn
    Claire, don't like the look of that chopped liver, and where's the bagel?
    Hey...it belongs to Inserthere. As it is. I had to get rid of the flies
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    The Greatest American has to be Cosmo Kramer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gfunkmagic
    Well, here's the final countdown from the Discovery Channel show, "The Greatest American"...

    10 - FDR

    9 - Oprah

    8 - Elvis

    7 - Slick Willie

    6 - Dubya

    5 - Ben Franklin

    4 - Geoorge Washington

    3 - Martin Luther King

    2 - Abraham Lincoln

    1 - Ronald Reagan

    I liked the Gipper there too, but number one?!!

    http://dsc.discovery.com/convergence...tamerican.html
    #1 run in a runaway I'd say
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    Quote Originally Posted by Franko515
    guess who i think it is, go ahead guess
    The Winter Brothers?
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    what a joke..I guess Reagan givng all the hud money to his buds is a good thing???
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    I started watching the show that counted down from 100, and after about 15 of those I realized how stupid the ranking was and turned it off. Very depressing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JayL
    what a joke..I guess Reagan givng all the hud money to his buds is a good thing???
    dont forget Halliburton
    Well behaved women rarely make history
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