1. Friday, July 7, 2006

    a year ago this week i made a list 

    100 Greatest American Men of all Time
    by tony pierce

    1. abraham lincoln, freed the slaves
    2. chuck berry, invented rock and roll
    3. elvis presley, embodied rock and roll
    4. bob dylan, legitimized rock and roll
    5. hugh hefner, embodied the american dream
    6. martin luther king jr., legitimized america
    7. muhammed ali, greatest of all times
    8. benjamin franklin, did it all
    9. jackie robinson, legitamized baseball
    10. michael jordan, set the standard of excellence
    11. j.d. salinger
    12. charles bukowski
    13. frank sinatra
    14. les paul
    15. jimi hendrix
    16. philo t. farnsworth
    17. henry ford
    18. bill gates
    19. fdr
    20. larry flynt
    21. norman lear
    22. harry caray
    23. bill veeck
    24. willie mays
    25. mark twain
    26. howard stern
    27. hank williams sr.
    28. johnny cash
    29. john coltrane
    30. john f kennedy
    31. louis armstrong
    32. magic johnson
    33. charles mingus
    34. charles r. drew
    35. ted turner
    36. jack daniels
    37. eli whitney
    38. pete rose
    39. edward r. murrow
    40. george hallas
    41. william t. sherman
    42. thomas jefferson
    43. thomas edison
    44. henry aaron
    45. fredrick douglass
    46. the wright bros
    47. steven speilberg
    48. benjamin banneker
    49. timothy leary
    50. jesse owens
    51. matt groening
    52. lenny bruce
    53. richard pryor
    54. sammy davis jr.
    55. evil knievel
    56. ron popeil
    57. tiger woods
    58. spike lee
    59. kurt vonnegut
    60. ernest hemingway
    61. jerry garcia
    62. steve dahl
    63. tom dowd
    64. walter payton
    65. johnny carson
    66. howard cosell
    67. bill murray
    68. n.w.a
    69. bill clinton
    70. babe ruth
    71. miles davis
    72. chris berman
    73. lewis & clark
    74. chick hearn
    75. rick rubin
    76. robert oppenheimer
    77. the sugar hill gang
    78. john belushi
    79. col. harland sanders
    80. charlie parker
    81. thelonious monk
    82. kurt cobain
    83. berry gordy
    84. mike royko
    85. tom waits
    86. quentin tarantino
    87. al davis
    88. pt barnum
    89. duke ellington
    90. andy warhol
    91. buster keaton
    92. doc ellis
    93. mel blanc
    94. hunter s. thompson
    95. branch rickey
    96. steve jobs
    97. ev williams
    98. eddie rickenbacher
    99. william carlos williams
    100. rodney bingheimer