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Old Nov 22, 2002, 12:32 PM   #41
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Being too lazy to go back and read all the threads on this subject, I will assume that I didn't, but I did mean to mention this a long time ago. Just goes to show how special he was, I guess.
I have to admit, if I was one of the other living people on the list, I would be a little put out by that, though.

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Old Nov 22, 2002, 01:10 PM   #42
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Come on everyone visit the link and vote for John again. He's 7th and if we all vote we can make the difference. Does anyone seriously think Diana was a greater Briton than Lennon? You can vote once now and again on Sunday night when the results are revealed. Get your friends to vote as well.
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Old Nov 22, 2002, 01:40 PM   #43
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Tahoma, Arial, Sans-Serif">Quote:</font><HR>Originally Posted By Rellevart:
Doesn't anybody find it even FAINTLY ironic that John is the highest ranking Beatle on this list when he hadn't even lived in England for some years at the time of his death and that he's the one who returned his MBE?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

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Old Nov 23, 2002, 08:03 PM   #44
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Tahoma, Arial, Sans-Serif">Quote:</font><HR>Originally Posted By Rellevart:
Doesn't anybody find it even FAINTLY ironic that John is the highest ranking Beatle on this list when he hadn't even lived in England for some years at the time of his death and that he's the one who returned his MBE?

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Well, Rel, yes, that's true. Then again, look at some of the others on the top ten list:

* Diana, Princess of Wales, who divorced her husband, a Prince of the Realm, amidst scandal and shame that was heaped upon the throne.

* Lord Nelson, who played fast and loose by having an affair with another woman who may have had Napoleonic sympathies.

* Oliver Cromwell, for which I have only two words: Revolution. Regicide.

By comparison, what John did was pretty mild, say what?

BTW, for those following this horse race down the wire (all three of us), Winston Churchill has pulled into the lead. The list is currently as follows:

1 Winston Churchill

2 I. K. Brunel

3 Diana, Princess of Wales

4 Charles Darwin

5 William Shakespeare

6 Sir Isaac Newton

7 John Lennon

8 Elizabeth I

9 Lord Horatio Nelson

10 Oliver Cromwell


As noted earlier, John is seventh; sadly, that's four positions behind Diana. THIS IS INTOLLERABLE!!! Got to the site and vote like you're in Dade County for John! Have him outranked by anyone else, but NOT HER!

(And the first person who accuses me of Cromwellian sympathies, so help me...)


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Old Nov 24, 2002, 03:02 AM   #45
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Voting via the website has now closed.

During the final programme you will be able to vote as often as you like by phone (090 11 22 1066 (calls cost 25p), by Digital Satellite Television (your service provider will charge you to place your vote), or by Digital Cable Television.

The BBC adds that the profits from the phone calls will be used to commemorate the Greatest Briton or given to BBC Children in Need.



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Old Nov 24, 2002, 12:11 PM   #46
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Tahoma, Arial, Sans-Serif">Quote:</font><HR>Originally Posted By taxgirl:
Voting via the website has now closed.

During the final programme you will be able to vote as often as you like by phone (090 11 22 1066 (calls cost 25p), by Digital Satellite Television (your service provider will charge you to place your vote), or by Digital Cable Television.

The BBC adds that the profits from the phone calls will be used to commemorate the Greatest Briton or given to BBC Children in Need.

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Much as I like John and all, I don't think my support for him extends far enough to make an "011" call for him...

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Old Nov 24, 2002, 01:52 PM   #47
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Well I can tell you now he ended on #8
He changed place with Queen Elizabeth.


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Old Nov 24, 2002, 02:15 PM   #48
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Oh well, Sir Winston is a good winner.

Have not seen Harb in the supporters area, there was not much camera view on that side.

It was an interesting debate though.

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Old Nov 24, 2002, 08:50 PM   #49
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Here's the breakdown for the final Top Ten:

1. Churchill 27.9%
2. Brunel 24.1%
3. Diana 14.2%
4. Shakespeare 6.9%
4. Darwin 6.9%
6. Newton 5.2%
7. Elizabeth I 4.5%
8. Lennon 4.3%
9. Nelson 3.1%
10. Cromwell 2.9%

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Old Nov 25, 2002, 12:00 AM   #50
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Tahoma, Arial, Sans-Serif">Quote:</font><HR>Originally Posted By FPSHOT:
Have not seen Harb in the supporters area, there was not much camera view on that side.
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I think I saw him once, in a flash.

They called Brunel 'Bob the Builder'

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Old Nov 25, 2002, 04:19 AM   #51
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Tahoma, Arial, Sans-Serif">Quote:</font><HR>Originally Posted By bearkat77:
Here's the breakdown for the final Top Ten:

1. Churchill 27.9%
2. Brunel 24.1%
3. Diana 14.2%
4. Shakespeare 6.9%
4. Darwin 6.9%
6. Newton 5.2%
7. Elizabeth I 4.5%
8. Lennon 4.3%
9. Nelson 3.1%
10. Cromwell 2.9%

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Vox populi, vox deii...

On the bad side, Diana got that high? Better than Darwin and Newton? Maybe the brain drain worse than we thought...

On the other hand, having John Lennon outrank Oliver Cromwell gives me some considerable satisfaction. There's something in my Irish blood that feels just warm all over at that...

Of all the big winners, I'd agree with Winston Churchill, and Brunel made a good second. The rest of the list I'm happy with position-wise, although Diana if she had to be there should have been 10th.

Ah well, on to the next such poll...

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Old Nov 25, 2002, 05:49 AM   #52
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I was actually in it quite a lot. Every time the camera went to Alan Davies I was in the top left hand corner with the telephone number over my face

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Old Nov 25, 2002, 05:55 AM   #53
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Ah, you had some kind of plate or board on your knees?

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Old Nov 25, 2002, 08:31 AM   #54
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Tahoma, Arial, Sans-Serif">Quote:</font><HR>Originally Posted By Harbidge:
I was actually in it quite a lot. Every time the camera went to Alan Davies I was in the top left hand corner with the telephone number over my face

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I saw you! You had the 'vote' card, right?

I think it's a shame John only came eighth. I don't think he is the greatest Britain ever (I wanted Churchill or Darwin to win really) but I still wanted him to do well. But saying that, coming eighth out of 100 was pretty good!

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Yeah, I had the 'VOTE!' card. I was allowed to bring it home with me

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