Monday, January 12, 2009

20 Men I Admire Meme

Hey there. I decided it was time to create my own meme. I'm looking for something to excite me. I've been really bored with the internet as a whole these last few weeks. I'm hoping this will fire me up, plus spark some interest in others as well.

This is called the 20 Men I Admire Meme. The title pretty much says it all. I decided to pick entertainers of the past (some of these men are still living), but other bloggers could pick men of any era.

Make sure you post these rules when you participate in this meme. Here are the rules:

A. Link back to the blog that tagged you.

B. Link back to the originator of this meme, which is The Dino Lounge.

C. Create your own list of 20 men that you admire and post them on your blog.

D. Tag 5 other people to particpate in this meme.

E. If you like, please let The Dino Lounge know that you've participated in this meme so he can check out your posting and comment on it. Thanks.

I think that should be simple for everybody. I hope you like this meme. Below are 20 men that I admire. There are so many others that I could have listed. I thought this was a cool assortment though. They are listed alphabetically and not in order of preference.

I'm tagging my friends:

1. Jeremy at Moon In The Gutter
2. Dave at Planet Mondo
3. Gilligan at Retrospace
4. J.D. at Radiator Heaven
5. Molly at Ashcan Rantings

20 Men I Admire:

1. Louis Armstrong

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2. Tony Bennett

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3. George Burns

George Burns

4. James Coburn

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5. Nat King Cole

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6. Sean Connery

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7. Bing Crosby

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8. Sammy Davis Jr.

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9. Errol Flynn

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10. Cary Grant

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11. George Hamilton

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12. Hugh Hefner

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13. Tom Jones

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14. Jerry Lewis

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15. Dean Martin

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16. Roger Moore

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17. Wayne Newton

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18. Elvis Presley

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19. Don Rickles

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20. Frank Sinatra

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42 comments:

Uranium Willy said...

Keith the 20 woman meme did not interest me much when it was floating around. I don't know why not. But this one does. I hope I can tag myself and join in.

Bill

Keith said...

Hey Bill. Thanks for the comments. Glad you liked it. I wasn't sure if you would want to participate or not, so I didn't tag you. Definitely consider yourself tagged if you would like to do this. That's cool. Cheers!

Planet Mondo said...

Hmmmm - I'll have to give it some thought - great idead though

Keith said...

Thanks Dave. I definitely hope you'll participate. I look forward to seeing your choices.

gilligan said...

This one sounds interesting. I'll definitely have to take you up on this one. Hmmm...

Keith said...

Hey Gilligan. Thanks. Glad you like it. I definitely look forward to your posting. I'm sure it will be awesome.

Nancy Sinatra Fan said...

Hello Keith. This is a fabulous concept. I applaud you for it. I love the men you picked for your list. I agree with you on all of them.

Keith said...

Hey Phoebe. Thanks. I'm really glad you liked the list. I knew we had talked about some of these men before. Cheers!

molly said...

hey thanks for the tag! ill do this post today :)
and i definitely see a pttern in the men you chose: ladykillers, all of them! haha

Uranium Willy said...

You can tag me anytime. I may not get to it real fast but I will fill in my duty. My only worry is tagging 5 others in these Meme things. Usually all the people I know are already tagged. The task is not issue. Give me some time and let me think..thanks.

Bill

brodie said...

i gave it a got myself!

Keith said...

Hey Molly. Thanks. I can't wait to check out your post. I appreciate you doing it. Glad you liked the choices I made. I think all of these guys are so cool. Cheers!

Keith said...

Hey Bill. Thanks for the comments. The next time I do one of these I'll keep you in mind. I wasn't sure if you would do it or not. Sometimes it can be quite hard to think of people to tag since it's like all of us would tag the same people. I do hope you'll give this a go. It would be cool to see your choices. Cheers!

Keith said...

Hey Brodie. Thanks. Just checked out and commented on your posting. I'm going to have to pay a visit to your blog more. It looks cool. Stop by the Dino Lounge or my other blog Sugar & Spice anytime you like. Cheers!

Sister Libby said...

Um, I am doing your thing...So, just following the rules. I think Wayne Newton was an interesting choice, but totally see how he could be on an admirability list. He knows how to work it...

Darius Whiteplume said...

I got tagged by Gilligan. My post here.

Keith said...

Hey Sister Libby. Thanks. I look forward to checking out your post. I know some people don't like Wayne Newton, but I've always liked him. I decided to put him on my list. He's a legend. Cheers!

Keith said...

Hey Darius. Thanks for participating. I'm going to check out your post now. Cheers!

Glenn Bishop "Bish The Magish" said...

Great post Keith - I admire them too.

Keep up the cool blogging.

Glenn Bishop

Keith said...

Hey Glenn. Thanks. I appreciate that. Cheers!

Viewliner Ltd. said...

I saw Louis Armstrong in 1966 in Louisiana while in the Army. Have not seen a greater performance since.

Keith said...

Hey there. That's awesome. I would love to have seen Louis perform. I bet it was a fantastic show. Cheers!

Maya said...

I've made my list over on my blog. Love the idea.

SamuraiFrog said...

I also got tagged by Gilligan. Did mine here:

http://samuraifrog.blogspot.com/2009/01/20-men-i-admire.html

Jay Amabile said...

I was tagged through the channels and it was a lot of fun. I think I came up with too many though...
http://thesexyarmpit.blogspot.com/2009/01/meme-20-men-i-admire.html

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

I got tagged with your meme. Go see my blog for my twenty.

Keith said...

Hey Maya. Thanks. I'm glad you liked doing this. I just checked out your post and commented on it. Great list you posted. Cheers!

Keith said...

Hey SamuraiFrog. Thanks for participating and letting me know about your post. I just checked it out and left some comments on it. Great list. You had some really fantastic choices up there. Cheers!

Keith said...

Hey Jay. Thanks for doing this meme. It was really cool to read your choices. I left you some comments there. You had a list with some people I hadn't really seen on any other list. Good job. Cheers!

Keith said...

Hey Dr. Monkey. Thanks for participating in this meme. I just checked out and left some comments on your blog post. I really liked the choices you made. Cheers!

J.D. said...

Hey Keith,

I've posted my choices:

http://rheaven.blogspot.com/2009/01/20-men-i-admire.html

Tonygirl said...

I love all the men you picked fantastic choices because you got great taste Keith.

Keith said...

Hey J.D. Thanks for participating. I just checked out your post and left you some comments there. Great list you posted!

Keith said...

Hey Mel. Thank you. I really appreciate that. *Hugs*

Ned Merrill said...

I'm a little late to the party:
http://knifeinthehead.blogspot.com/2009/01/20-men-i-admire.html

Keith said...

Hey Ned. Thanks. I just checked out your list and left some comments there. Cool list.

Adam said...

I wasn't tagged, but contributed anyway...

http://letmycamerongo.blogspot.com/2009/01/20-men-i-admire.html

Keith said...

Hey Adam. Thanks. I'll definitely check it out then. Cheers!

Smirking Revenge said...

Wonderful idea. Just passing your awesomeness around in my neck of the woods.

http://proudgirlygeek.blogspot.com/2009/01/monday-meme-20-men-i-admire.html

Keith said...

Hey Smirking. Thanks. I appreciate that. I'll definitely go and check out your post. I look forward to seeing it. Cheers!

Roger Owen Green said...

I got tagged on this - my post here: http://rogerowengreen.blogspot.com/2009/02/20-men-i-admire.html

Keith said...

Thanks Roger. I'll be sure to check it out.