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What would you like to be famous for?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Merlin5, Feb 2, 2019.

  1. Merlin5


    Joined: Aug 17, 2009

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    Or to put it another way, what do you admire so much of the things that have been successful in life that you wish you had done or created, or indeed still wish to achieve? Some examples.

    A body of work in literature where you become world renowned for a major bestseller like Harry Potter.

    The person that makes a major medical breakthrough and furthers mankind such as discovering DNA, penicillin.

    Writing an incredible song or body of music that becomes legendary and known and sung by everyone for years if not forever.

    Starring in a legendary movie like The Godfather or Taxi driver.

    Becoming a legendary sportsperson like Tiger Woods, Michael Schumacher, Michael Phelps, Pele or Mohammed Ali.

    Changing technology forever like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg did.

    Changing the way we buy and sell such as creating platforms like Amazon and eBay.

    Or anything else you can think of. For me personally, I can think of nothing better than writing a song that everyone in the world loves.

    I can't imagine what it must feel like to have written a Beatles song, or the epic American Pie, a Queen song like Radio Gaga, something by Michael Jackson, or anything that even becomes something of an anthem, knowing that everyone is singing the words and notes that were created just from your head.

    Or if you think about Harry Potter, look at what an empire that's become, and yet it came from the head of a woman simply with pen and paper over coffee in some little cafe in Scotland.

    Of course, many of the people who succeed at these incredible things seem to have no or very little ego or desire to be famous.

    I think for me and many others though it would be hard to achieve these things and not enjoy the way it feeds your ego and not enjoy the fame it brings. I don't think there's anything wrong with that either, as long as it's kept in check and it doesn't turn you into a person that's full of himself.
  2. G-MAN2004


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    World's first penis reduction patient.
  3. Brian The Snail


    Joined: Jan 11, 2005

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    Location: Sunny Suffolk

    An algorithm
  4. jsmoke


    Joined: Jun 17, 2012

    Posts: 8,576

    I've been famous at school, well for 5 mins as they say. Athlete.
  5. billysielu


    Joined: Aug 9, 2009

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    Location: Oxfordshire

    I'd take some sort of invention. Something that does a lot of good and not much bad. E.g. toilets.
  6. Terminal_Boy


    Joined: Apr 13, 2013

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    Location: La France

    Brutally slaughtering the entire cast of TOWIE.
  7. esoteric

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 5, 2004

    Posts: 2,373

    The first man to undisputedly KO a chimp.
  8. bowey


    Joined: Jul 28, 2009

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    Location: Norton

  9. Dis86


    Joined: Dec 23, 2011

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    Location: Northern England

    I think I'd rather be infamous. For identifying the chav gene and then successfully producing a virus to render every chav infertile. That would be fun.
  10. Yas786


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

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    Location: All over the world...

    Ahh don’t forget those posh arses Made in Chelsea cast as well
  11. OpenToSuggestions


    Joined: Aug 5, 2006

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    Location: Derby

    I'm not too picky....an oil barren, owner of a chain of banks or something else of the billionaire variety :p.
  12. wedrum


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    Location: Cheshire

  13. Roland Butter

    Perma Banned

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    Planting child porn on Sir Dave Attenborough's computer hard drive.
  14. robfosters


    Joined: Dec 1, 2010

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    Location: Welling, London

    It’s spelt baron.

    I’d like to be famous for being an annoying grammar nazi.
  15. 233


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    Location: Glasgow

    inventor of the tension sheet.
  16. OpenToSuggestions


    Joined: Aug 5, 2006

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    Rare for me to make such an error.
    Owning a chain of banks it is then :).
  17. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

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    Location: Wish i was in New York

    Score the winning goal in the World Cup final with my butt cheeks.
  18. Andrew_McP


    Joined: Apr 21, 2003

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    Location: South North West

    My biggest dream was always contributing in some way towards solving the fusion power problem; limitless, cheap energy and the unleashing of all sorts of potential for civilisation. Turns out the only fusion I'm in danger of contributing to is between my backside and the sofa.

    More realistically, I envy folk like the Lennon & McCartney who have written a few songs which could well last as long as civilisation. Or the end of the century, whichever comes first.
  19. Delvis


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    Some scientific breakthrough, be it relating to curing something such as cancer, or something in physics for example...ways had a interest, just never devoted any time to learning anything like it really.

    Oh, find a new planet that's habitable
  20. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

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    The man who cured Cancer would be cool.