History's Most Interesting People... According To Me
- Boston Corbett... The man who killed John Wilkes Booth against direct orders not to, because God told him to do it. Among other crazy things, he castrated himself with a pair of old scissors, went for a walk, went to church, came home and had dinner, then decided to get medical attention all in one afternoon months after his wife died giving birth to a still-born baby girl. He threatened some high ranking officials numerous times at gun point after witnessing them mock his religious beliefs, lived decades in a hole in the hills of Kansas and the woods of Minnesota respectively and was last known to have headed for Mexico.
- Harry Houdini... one of a kind real-deal escape artist, magic-hating, psychic-killer(figuratively of course). It's funny that all the magicians that idolize him probably would be hated by the man himself, he thought all "magicians" with their tricks and visual stunts were rip-offs and con-artists. He was the real deal and even went around debunking psychics and mediums as big frauds, and then when they accused him of using psychic powers and supernatural gifts to do the things he does, he laughed at them. Modern day Houdini lovers do some crazy shit, but they are all sissy-stunt panzies compared to Houdini. The man even fought of death longer than anyone could imagine, given 7 hours tops to live with a 2 days-old ruptured apendix and a fever of 105, he laid on his death bed for 8 days.
- Richard "The Iceman" Kuklinski... The most cold-blooded killer/person I have ever seen or heard about. The thing that attracts me even more than that to his story is that he is both unapoligetic and very humble, even self-critical, all at the same time. And he talks like a hardass.
- Jim Corbett... Hunted man-eaters in india and wrote books about it.
- Terrance Yeakey... Oklahoma City bombing hero who was killed by the fbi.
- Josef Mengele... the "angel of death", an auschwitz doctor during world war II that conducted mad-scientist-like experiments on prisoners and later fled to south america escaping any punishment.
- Black Bart Roberts... Unwilling navigator captive turned ruthless pirate captain
- Jack Dempsey... greatest boxer of all-time and old school tough man... chewed tree sap, washed his face with vinegar, and soaked his fists in horse urine, all for the fight.
- Robert E. Lee... Larger than life anti-secession leader of the Confederate Army
- Herman Melville... Real life whaler and author of Moby Dick.
- Eadweard Muybridge... a photographer perfected(invented) the instantaneous motion picture capture process before the motion picture machine to win a bet that horses were airborn for an instant during their trot, not to mention causing a really cool effect with the electrically triggered multiple camera's that did the motion capturing. Was also aquitted of murdering his wife's secret lover under 'justifiable murder'.
- Lee Harvey Oswald... "assassinated" John F. Kennedy.
- Roger Waters... Lead singer/songwriter of Pink Floyd
- Henry Morgan... ruthless pirate captain, f*** blackbeard.
- Bill Hicks... Misanthropic stand-up comedian.
- Edgar Allen Poe... Horror writer.
- Abraham Lincoln... President
- Mark Twain... Southern adventurer/writer.
- Sam Peckinpah... Movie director, hardass, drunk.
- Oprah Winfrey... The person I hate most in life.
- Bob Denard... French mercenary of African Wars.
- George Washington Carver... Former slave, peanut expert, enthusiast, inventor of the cure-all, most versatile, best food, ever discovered, peanut butter, among hundreds of others.
- Pete Rose... The greatest baseball player who ever lived.
- Mark David Chapman... Killed Lennon, went crazy with guilt hours later.
- Jim Thompson... Pulp Noir writer of The Getaway, one-time dirty politician.
- Tom Waits... bluesy singer/songwriter, back alley drunk.
- Henry Beecher... Eccentric Civil War era preacher
- Jack Ruby... ex-con mafia thug who killed Lee Harvey Oswald 'so that Jackie Onassis wouldn't have to go through the pains of a trial'
- Mike Hoare... Irish mercenary of African Wars.
- Woody Guthrie... Folk Singer who wrote "this land is our land"
- Steve McQueen... Actor
- Bill Cosby... Actor
- Johnny Cash... Had the best voice of all time and tons of problems.
- John McEnroe... Tennis star, old school jackass.
- Jack Kerouc... Writer of 'On the road'
- Bo Jackson... Surprisingly insightful freakish athlete
in order of my interest... excluding any novels/movies/music they created and focusing solely on their biographical life, if they even fit that bill.
As you may be able to tell I have a soft spot for drunks, killers, and crazies
Working on explanations for those who need an explanation