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Post  Guest on Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:22 am

I thought I'd get in quick, before Fiona got the chance to out me. This is about childhood/teenage heroes. Mine, are for the best part,wholesome! David Attenborough, Grizzly Adams, Six Million dollar man, Starsky (not Hutch),Bodie and Doyle from the Professionals, Clint Eastwood,John Pertwee(Dr Who), Noddy Holder(Slade), the list goes on. There was one that was tops for me but I want to hear a few of yours before I confess my sins.

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Re: Who did you want to be?

Post  wabashene on Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:27 pm

Johnny Bower.

Unlike almost every other ice hockey goalie I see, I caught right and held the stick in my left.

I'm right handed - so was I playing left handed and every other goalie I see is right handed or vice versa?

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Re: Who did you want to be?

Post  fiona on Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:23 pm

Okay. Hee hee hee. I do so love it when Will runs scared like this. For everyone's information, his "confession" has come about as a result of a (very) late night three-way conversation on Facebook started by the lovely Bev Baddeley re 70s music and wall posters we snogged to soggy oblivion during that era of youth and foolishness - as opposed to the current era of adulthood and foolishness. She and I both fessed up to having mad crushes on Marc Bolan of T Rex fame amongst others while Will's pin-up of choice was Suzi Quatro. Thence came the "who I wanted to be as a child" stuff as Suzi Q was (and btw very sadly still IS) the person I wanted to be. It was, however, Will's other Iwantedtobe of choice that had Bev and me both rolling in the aisles with a mixture of extreme amusement and sheer horror. It also resulted in me having to shut down early (2am) and go to bed with a bottle of Tizer and a temazespam sandwich.

But being a lady (as you all know so well that I am) I shall not, despite my nocturnal threatening, divulge the secret of who Will wanted to be when he was a teenager.

But it really is so tempting and as the saying goes: I hate to pass on gossip, but what else can you do with it?

So, rock on Will. It's a very glamorous lifestyle.

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Re: Who did you want to be?

Post  Dustin Mann on Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:45 pm

I'll take a wild stab(since you said 'glam) Was it Freddie Mercury for Will. For rock stars, mine was Mick Jagger, Eddie Cochran, Dion, Roger Daltry. most were sports figures. As far as who was uggliest(scarey) from 'back in the day', I'd go for drummer Ginger Baker. Dustin Mann

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Re: Who did you want to be?

Post  Guest on Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:47 pm

Nope! Don't say another word Fi!!!

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Post  fiona on Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:56 pm

Dustin Mann wrote:I'll take a wild stab(since you said 'glam) Was it Freddie Mercury for Will.

will baddeley wrote:Nope! Don't say another word Fi!!!

Okay. I won't say another word. I'll just go:




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Re: Who did you want to be?

Post  Kev Bailey on Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:04 am

Jim Morrison, Don Whillans or Percy Thrower!

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Re: Who did you want to be?

Post  Smithy on Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:00 am

will baddeley wrote:Nope! Don't say another word Fi!!!

Garry Glitter i reckon.

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Post  Smithy on Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:02 am

I wanted to grow up and be a tramp when i was a boy. I thought it looked like a good job. Its great to achieve your ambitions in life.

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Post  Jay Gaydosh on Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:07 am

Early on... Roy Rogers!

Later... Clint Easwood or John Wayne.

More recently... Tom Selleck or Sir Sean.

With Eastwood, Wayne, Selleck or Connery, you could go to the movies and come out afterwards feeling like you stood 6 inches taller and looking for a fight!

Then there is ALWAYS Chesty Puller! "Goodnight Chesty, wherever you are!"

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Post  Mike Jones on Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:56 am

Cliff Richard (when I was a wee boy) during teens it would be Tony Stark/Iron Man or Doctor Strange...oddly I did become a magician and was accepted into the International Brotherhood of Magicians.

Out of the teens then it would have been HG Wells, now there was a man with a mind and a half.

Moving onwards and upwards then. Well actually that is it really, although I would frequently wish my Father had allowed me to become a professional golfer, I played off scratch at 15 years old and had a 2k three year sponsorship deal lined up by AMOCO, (one of the senior peeps played golf and rented the cottage next door to us for 6 months) I still believe I hold the Junior Old Course record at Walton Heath (championship course) of a gross 64...and I was only 15.

From those 30's to date it would have to be Jack Nicholson, the man is a genius and someone who I would have loved to be like (assuming he is similar to his screen roles in real life)...OFOTCN was the film of films for me.

These days...? Anyone who is healthy and without dreaded disabilities.

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Re: Who did you want to be?

Post  bobby little on Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:30 am

Conan.

Captain Kirk.

Conan.

Malcolm McDonald.

Angus Young.

Conan (and I still do)

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Re: Who did you want to be?

Post  Ian Young on Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:20 am

OOHH Will, it's not Gary Glitter is it!!

For me, Kenny Daglish, George Best, a bit before my time but a legend over here, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Captain Picard and Angus Young.

and there's nothing wrong with Freddie Mercury either. Top man he was Smile

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Post  Ian Young on Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:30 am

Smithy, LOL just read your post, me thinks it is Gary Glitter :-)

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Post  Smithy on Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:38 am

Ian Young wrote:OOHH Will, it's not Gary Glitter is it!!

For me, Kenny Daglish, George Best, a bit before my time but a legend over here, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Captain Picard and Angus Young.

and there's nothing wrong with Freddie Mercury either. Top man he was Smile

Kenny Dalglish was also a hero of mine.

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Re: Who did you want to be?

Post  Paul B (Scotland) on Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:24 am


C'mon Will - Do ya wanna be in my gang Laughing

Top of my list would have to be the very recently deceased Alex Higgins.

also,

Carl Lewis
Jock Stein
Danny McGrain
John Lowe
James Bond
Charles Bronson
The man with no name (Clint Eastwood in the classic spaghetti western series)
Bruce Lee
Billy Connolly


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Re: Who did you want to be?

Post  Guest on Wed Aug 04, 2010 7:35 am

Well done Smithy and Ian. My childhood hero was Paul Gadd, better known as Gary Glitter. "Shame on you", I hear you cry!! I had posters all over my bedroom walls, all the singles and would copy all his moves on Top of the Pops. You think thats bad, I went to see his Christmas gigs, right up to the age of 24!!!!! I must add this was all before the "Leader" took his PC in to have some repairs done.

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Re: Who did you want to be?

Post  Smithy on Wed Aug 04, 2010 7:49 am

I must say i was a bit of a fan as well. Not as far as going to gigs.I veared off towards the sex pistols.
I have a freind who slept with him. He used to like her dressing in schoolgirl out fits.

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Re: Who did you want to be?

Post  fiona on Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:54 am

Oh yeuch. I was about to have some delicious ice cream 'til I read that.

Thanks guys: you may have found me my only effective diet.

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Re: Who did you want to be?

Post  landerloos on Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:37 pm

At the moment I am the invisible man hehe

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Re: Who did you want to be?

Post  Mike Jones on Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:27 pm

Yes I was once an avid fan of GG, his girlfriend of that time lived close by and my Dad met him once. We did see him at Shepton Mallet show-ground at Christmas...boy it was loud.

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Re: Who did you want to be?

Post  Dustin Mann on Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:47 pm

Gary Glitter. oh yah. They still play his signit. song during time-outs at basketball and football games in USA to get the crowd pumped up. Dustin Mann

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Re: Who did you want to be?

Post  Stone Monkey on Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:50 pm

For me as a kid I so wanted to be Catweezle, christ knows why, perhaps it was the toad thing Wink Oh an Alvin Stardust, did I just admit that Embarassed

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Re: Who did you want to be?

Post  fiona on Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:09 pm

Stone Monkey wrote: Alvin Stardust
But were you any good at crossing the road? You must be out of your tiny mind.

LOTS of allusions there for our non-Brit colleagues who remember the 70s.


PS Stoney - I really do like your coo-ca-choo!. Wink cyclops

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Re: Who did you want to be?

Post  Mike Jones on Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:02 pm

Is he still around...AS I mean? Yes I can remember standing in my bedroom belting out GG and AS hits singing into my hairbrush handle.

YIKES, what an admission.

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