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Whos faces would you have placed on Mount Rushmore?

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posted on May, 27 2011 @ 11:20 PM
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Intro to Mount Rushmore, from Wikipedia:
Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a sculpture carved into the granite face of Mount Rushmore near Keystone, South Dakota, in the United States. Sculpted by Gutzon Borglum and later by his son Lincoln Borglum, Mount Rushmore features 60-foot (18m) sculptures of the heads of former United States presidents (in order from left to right) George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. The entire memorial covers 1,278.45 acres (5.17km) and is 5,725 feet (1,745m) above sea level.
South Dakota historian Doane Robinson is credited with conceiving the idea of carving the likenesses of famous people into the Black Hills region of South Dakota in order to promote tourism in the region.
The U.S. National Park Service took control of the memorial in 1933, while it was still under construction, and manages the memorial to the present day. It attracts approximately two million people annually.
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I thought it may be fun to find out which four people you would memorialize if you could choose. Male or female, anyone from any time in history. Who do you think is worthy of such grand tribute? What makes your quartet stand out above all others you could have chosen?

There are so many figures that have made significant contributions to the world. Given the choice between 4 large carvings and 100 smaller I think I’d opt for 100 so I could make sure many fields of interest was covered. But for now..

My Four Choices for Memorial:

Andy Warhol
Alfred Hitchcock
John Waters
Frank Zappa

After wracking my brain for a while I realized there are an incredible amount of people worthy of being memorialized. I decided to focus on those whos contributions meant a great deal to me on a personal level.

Andy Warhol: Mr. Warhol overcame poverty, lingering childhood illness and an over-bearing possessive mother figure to enter the highly competitive field of graphic art design. Commercial success left him yearning to express his more artistic side. Warhol freelanced for the trades and experimented with his art, putting in late hours of hard work. Warhols combining commercial imagery with creative expression grew in popularity, and his trademark repetitive silk screenings of society figures and celebrities afforded him the space needed for large multi-canvas works. ‘The Factory’ was a hang-out for a variety of colorful outsider characters from unknown to infamous: hipsters, models, poets, artists, celebrities and more. Substance consumption was der rigeur and Andy was the man to be seen with. Not content to settle for artistic painting fame and the trappings that accompanied it, Warhol and his willing, colorful cast delved into experimental film making. Andy found further success with his work “Chelsea Girls” as well as other films. Along the way Warhol created The Velvet Underground, an experimental band that drew less than favorable reviews from the mainstream community.
Andy Warhols significant contributions to the 1960’s scene in art, film and music has left a permanent impression upon the world. Warhol will be studied and admired for many years to come.

Alfred Hitchcock: Few film directors are as masterful a tale-teller as Hitchcock. He is known by many for his popular movies of suspense, horror and the macabre ("Rear Window", "North by Northwest", "The Birds") and by his more rabid fans for the extensive catalog of work he left behind. Hitchcock was the definitive master of several film genres, and is a staple in film appreciation and movie making courses of study.

John Waters: (from Wikipedia) “is an American filmmaker, actor, stand-up comedian, writer, journalist, visual artist, and art collector, who rose to fame in the early 1970s for his transgressive cult films. Waters's 1970s and early '80s trash films feature his regular troupe of actors known as Dreamlanders—among them Divine, Mink Stole, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, and Edith Massey. Starting with Desperate Living (1977), Waters began casting real-life convicted criminals (Liz Renay, Patricia Hearst) and infamous people (Traci Lords, a former porn star).”
I have been a dedicated Waters fanatic from my youth. Mr.Waters early works are amongst the most ballsy, brazen, creative and incredible films I’ve ever seen. Waters further proved his worth with more commercial movie releases that are wonderful entertainment. He has shown the world he is genius diversified. IMHO John Waters should be a required course in every high school in America. Artistic creativity, story telling, humor, parody, imagination and the courage to speak ones mind should be a right, not a privilege.

Frank Zappa: The entertainment field is a horrible industry where corporate profit rules over artistic integrity. Few figures in modern music have displayed as much artistic and creative musical ability and retained their personal integrity as Frank Zappa did. I know of no other modern music artist that is heralded as a composer, a modern times Bach or Beethoven. Mr. Zappas contribution to the music world is of great importance. He was a visionary who will be even more appreciated in years to come. Having heard, watched and read many of his interviews I’m certain FZ would have been successful in whatever career path he may have chosen. Frank Zappa is amongst the few who truly understood the music craft in its many forms and dimensions. Zappa was also a successful film/movie creator, ’200 Motels’ being one of his most well known accomplishments.

Thank you in advance to all who take the time to read and contribute.




posted on May, 27 2011 @ 11:25 PM
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posted on May, 27 2011 @ 11:31 PM
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I would put my 4 kiddos here at home, lol, but that would cause probkems, cause iI have 3 other kids, and 4 stepkids
of course, thats why im happy to be poor I would get to bigheaded and think its about me


4 people, not related, lol,

D. J. Screw
Afroman
Pimp C
And, drumbroll.......

Willie nelson


Edit... Cross out afroman, put in bubba sparxx ...
edit on 27-5-2011 by showintail because: Edit to edit



posted on May, 27 2011 @ 11:34 PM
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Hey, did you ever see the other side of Mount Rushmore?




posted on May, 27 2011 @ 11:53 PM
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Osama bin laden
Saddam hussein
Kim jong il
Fidel Castro



posted on May, 28 2011 @ 12:01 AM
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John, Paul, George and John (Bonham)



posted on May, 28 2011 @ 01:39 AM
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John Merrick, Sloth from the Goonies, Mickey Rourke and a late Michael Jackson. See where I'm going with this?



posted on May, 28 2011 @ 01:40 AM
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Whos faces would you have placed on Mount Rushmore?


Corporate Avenger- White Faces In The Black Hills!



www.lyricstime.com...


"...see I care about you guys,
I respect you because you were created by God,
and your mom, and your parents,
the reason why I'm here,
is so that you can teach your children..."

Some say there's a residue
of the things we do in the places we do them
Now we're living at the scene of the crime
we bought a one-way ticket to the front of the line.

"...cuz I show you kindness doesn't mean I'm weak,
because I'm not going to play your game..."

Four fathers from another place
Holy Mountain has a new face

"...I wouldn't say respect,
because I told them
you know respect and fear are 2 separate things,
and I'm not afraid of you but I have respect for you..."

White Faces in the Black Hills
now we've got a new deal with no choice you'll take it.
And you know we stole it.
Cause we never sold it

"...they gave you that knowledge to do this so,
it's not really your theory, it came from the spirits,
and if you believe that way
then you understand what I'm talking about..."

Send theirs prayers to the one in the sky,
but they only seem to die.

"...but your children are innocent
they don't know any better,
so whatever it is that you're doing
you're passing that stuff on to your children
and I want to protect your children..."

Now we're living at the scene of the crime
we bought a one-way ticket to the front of the line.
And you know we stole it
Cause we never sold it
Yeah they never sold it
Yeah we never sold it

Anger circles growing
Anger circles breathing
Anger circles closing in
Cause histories not changing
and this pain is not erasing
Like the stone that it's carved in.
Mountain eyes that sold the lies
Like an evil mans design
Now the trees hold all the memories
In these places that remind.

White Faces in the Black Hills
now we've got a new deal with no choice you'll take it,
Now we're living at the scene of the crime
we bought a one-way ticket to the front of the line.

Rushmore, no more
deny our history it's there for all to see

"...and the day you realize the gift that you have,
the more powerful you'll be,
so the choice is up to you,
are you going to trust that gift and believe in it
or are you just going to go ahead and say you're like everybody else..."

edit on 28-5-2011 by acrux because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 28 2011 @ 02:08 AM
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Thanks for the replies. I got some much-needed LOLs and some interesting posts as well. Have a great weekend everyone



posted on May, 28 2011 @ 06:53 AM
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Hmmm I think something appropriate and fitting...
The 4 horsemen of the apocalypse.



posted on May, 28 2011 @ 09:03 AM
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I don't really know. King George III would certainly have a place.



posted on May, 28 2011 @ 10:50 PM
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Originally posted by ZackMorris
Hmmm I think something appropriate and fitting...
The 4 horsemen of the apocalypse.



ZackMorris, I had wanted to include my Savior in my group of four but since no one knows what he looks like I felt it might be akin to a blaspheme. I already have enough to answer for



posted on May, 29 2011 @ 04:17 PM
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Ghandi.
Just Ghandi.



posted on May, 29 2011 @ 05:04 PM
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Well said sir and I agree a hundred percent, speaking of that now I need to check if they finished the Crazy horse monument in Montana.



posted on May, 29 2011 @ 08:41 PM
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Ronald Reagan
Barry Goldwater
John F. Kennedy
Eisenhower



posted on May, 29 2011 @ 11:05 PM
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Originally posted by Ultraman2011
Ronald Reagan
Barry Goldwater
John F. Kennedy
Eisenhower



Ultraman2011 thank you for your reply. Any reason why you selected politicians over say, for example, four famous inventors, religious figureheads, etcetera?

Thanks also to everyone who posted.



posted on May, 30 2011 @ 02:36 AM
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I wouldn't have anyone's face (or behind
) carved into the mountain. The mountain is more beautiful without the desecration.


Humans (in general and specifically the high muckety mucks) have a superiority complex and are generally arrogant when they believe they are the highest being in the universe/ on earth and should thus deface a perfectly good mountain.

Ok - Sorry - end rant. Just my feelings on the matter.



posted on May, 30 2011 @ 11:10 AM
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peter griffins face



posted on May, 30 2011 @ 04:17 PM
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Alfred E. Neuman

Groucho Marx

Goofy

A crying Glenn Beck






posted on May, 30 2011 @ 05:47 PM
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Originally posted by Elentarri
I wouldn't have anyone's face (or behind
) carved into the mountain. The mountain is more beautiful without the desecration.


Humans (in general and specifically the high muckety mucks) have a superiority complex and are generally arrogant when they believe they are the highest being in the universe/ on earth and should thus deface a perfectly good mountain.

Ok - Sorry - end rant. Just my feelings on the matter.


Elentarri thank you very much for your post. I think it was much more than a Rant; you well presented you choice, and why. You have a really good point of view IMHO. Humans really are too often equipped with delusion of grandeur and superiority, arrogance and disdain.

If more people had a sense of understanding and a personal humbleness as do you, I think this world would be so much better a place to live on. I can't thank you enough for sharing with us



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