100 people who are heroes to nerdy, middle-class, english teenage boys

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1. Chris Morris

2. Aphex Twin

Bodrick III, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 22:57 (thirteen years ago) link

3. Walter Benjamin

fields of salmon, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 22:59 (thirteen years ago) link

4. Bill Hicks

Bodrick III, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 23:07 (thirteen years ago) link

5. Charlie Brooker

Dom Passantino, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 23:08 (thirteen years ago) link

6. Grant Morrison?

Jordan, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 23:14 (thirteen years ago) link

7. Monty Python

CaptainLorax, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 23:15 (thirteen years ago) link

8. Terry Pratchett

Bodrick III, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 23:17 (thirteen years ago) link

9. judd apatow

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 23:17 (thirteen years ago) link

10. Richard Feynman - you can be a physics nerd, but still play bongos and learn to draw in a topless bar.

snoball, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 23:17 (thirteen years ago) link

11. Neil Gaiman

Bodrick III, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 23:18 (thirteen years ago) link

12. girls

remy bean, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 23:19 (thirteen years ago) link

Hmmmmm...

Bodrick III, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 23:20 (thirteen years ago) link

13. mark hollis

electricsound, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 23:20 (thirteen years ago) link

http://www.stuff.co.nz/images/695431.jpg

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 13 February 2008 23:20 (thirteen years ago) link

Is that the australian party fella?

Nah, they hate people like that. We're talking SERIOUS bods here, talking in put-on deep voices about things like marxism or the Alien films.

Bodrick III, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 23:23 (thirteen years ago) link

15. That runt from Radiohead
16. Ludwig Wittgenstein

moley, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 23:25 (thirteen years ago) link

12. girls

-- remy bean, Wednesday, 13 February 2008

Only if they like Mogwai, then they are "wife material".

Bodrick III, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 23:27 (thirteen years ago) link

17. Everett True

Bodrick III, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 23:31 (thirteen years ago) link

15. That runt from Radiohead

They're all runts, even the drummer! You're going to have to be more specific...

snoball, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 23:32 (thirteen years ago) link

I love that Australian party guy, even though I would never want to meet him or see him anywhere other than youtube.

saudade, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 23:34 (thirteen years ago) link

18. Richard Wagner

Mordy, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 23:35 (thirteen years ago) link

19. Boris Johnson
20. Jeremy Clarkson

Noodle Vague, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 23:45 (thirteen years ago) link

21. Snakes

Noodle Vague, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 23:46 (thirteen years ago) link

22. Planes

Dom Passantino, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 23:47 (thirteen years ago) link

23. simon reynolds

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 23:48 (thirteen years ago) link

24. Motherfuckers

Noodle Vague, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 23:48 (thirteen years ago) link

what teenage boys have heard of Mark Hollis?

Curt1s Stephens, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 23:48 (thirteen years ago) link

25. Motherfucking snakes on a motherfucking plane

Dom Passantino, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 23:48 (thirteen years ago) link

too bad about dom's shitty new meme, this thread is obv right in his wheelhouse

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 13 February 2008 23:49 (thirteen years ago) link

26. Jordan Sargent

Noodle Vague, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 23:50 (thirteen years ago) link

27. Svelte hip-hop recording artiste Lil Wayne

Dom Passantino, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 23:50 (thirteen years ago) link

28. Jonathan Livingstone Seagull

Noodle Vague, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 23:51 (thirteen years ago) link

29. Milton Friedman

Noodle Vague, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 23:52 (thirteen years ago) link

30. Kinky Friedman

Noodle Vague, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 23:52 (thirteen years ago) link

31. Lenny Bruce

Noodle Vague, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 23:53 (thirteen years ago) link

32. Lester Bangs

Noodle Vague, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 23:53 (thirteen years ago) link

33. Personal Info
Activities:
Balancing on tube trains using an umbrella

Straightening bent umbrellas on tube trains
Interests:
The only 6 things of any use in this goddamn world: art, sport, science, reflection, conversation and food.

Everything is a permutation of the above.
Favorite Music:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpEe0ztq2ck

Mansun, Mogwai, Blur, The Beta Band, Yes, XTC, GY!BE, The Boredoms, The Fiery Furnaces, The Cure, Oceansize, The Cooper Temple Clause, Pulp, Roxy Music, Slint, Talk Talk, The The, Soundgarden, Pink Floyd, Spiritualized, Orbital, The Electric Soft Parade, Wilco, Mercury Rev, Beck, Explosions In The Sky, Primal Scream, Radiohead, Soft Machine, Earth, Isis, The Blood Brothers, The Beatles, Blue Jam, Duran Duran, Ride, Slowdive, Elbow, Crash Test Dummies, Steve Harley, The Chemical Brothers, Vivian Stanshall, Squeeze, Underworld, Foetus, Mr. Bungle, The Mars Volta, Suede, Secret Machines, Aereogramme, The Teardrop Explodes, Pink Grease, Super Furry Animals, Hood, Bark Psychosis, Six By Seven, Engineers, Jesu, The Boo Radleys, Ultrasound, Lusk, Hum, Red Sparowes, Porcupine Tree, The Wildhearts, Quickspace, Catherine Wheel, Chapterhouse, Dark Star, Gomez, Cardiacs, The Monsoon Bassoon, Levitation, Working For A Nuclear Free City, Youthmovies, Air Formation, Barry Adamson, Koenjihyakkei, My Computer, Mew, Ulver, 65DaysOfStatic, Battles, Ulrich Schnauss, Caribou, Chrome Hoof, Thighpaulsandra, Barry Adamson, William Orbit, Half Man Half Biscuit, Porn Sword Tobacco, Earl Brutus, Caina, Deathspell Omega, Mclusky, Cardiacs again, everyone who likes Cardiacs, everyone who tries to approximate the genius of Cardiacs
Favorite TV Shows:
Arrested Development, nothing else is worthy of mention here*. When we students (260+ Facebook appreciation societies, and rising) grow up and gain influence, this programme will be regarded in the same light as, well...nope, it'll be regarded as the greatest thing the small screen has ever produced. Ever. Everever.

*OK, I guess that Monkey Dust is also worthy. Just about. Possibly Father Ted as well. And Peep Show. And Fawlty Towers. And Look Around You. And South Park. And The Thick Of It.

And anything by Chris Morris, although his finest hour (and quite possibly finest programme ever made) was his radio show, Blue Jam
Favorite Movies:
Oldboy, Braindead, The Big Lebowski, Brazil, Fight Club, Being John Malkovitch, Spirited Away, The Bourne Supremacy+Ultimatum, The Fallen Idol, Stapler Fahrer Klaus, Superbad, Night Of The Hunter, A Scanner Darkly, Bringing Up Baby, Croupier, Irreversible
Favorite Books:
Tristram Shandy, Melmoth The Wanderer, A La Recherche Du Cricket Perdu, Three Men In A Boat, Pnin, Atonement

lots of Objectivist poetry (coincidentally my dissertation topic)
Favorite Quotes:
"I've had this nail varnish on for two straight weeks now." - Me

"Two STRAIGHT weeks?" - Jamie Cartwright

"Totus tuus siminimus canus costacurta baggio..." - Dougal Maguire's inimitable Last Rites
About Me:
"an unwanted noise but which is the sign that all is about to rock, a battery which is interfered, which is acclaimed, the step of race, the escape ahead, the insane race, éperdue, the heart which is beating wildly not to break completely, a pouring rain which falls us above, as much outside than inside, one would like to shout, one cannot, so much the tears, the anguish and a despair dense and whirling involves us towards the depths, to go in simple tee-shirt, stupefied under the hot rains of one storm at mid-July, in the middle of the flashes, `to regret everything, everything, everything, everything, I regret everything, everything, everything, everything, everything,?'"

I find truth in poorly-translated music reviews.

Dom Passantino, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 23:53 (thirteen years ago) link

34. sway

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 23:53 (thirteen years ago) link

I was gonna say Mark Hollis was otm! Any serious nerdy guys Ive known have all been into talk talk.

I may have time on my side there though, in which case Crutis has a point.

Trayce, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 23:53 (thirteen years ago) link

35. John Julius Norwich

Noodle Vague, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 23:55 (thirteen years ago) link

36. The starting lineup of the 1997 San Antonio Chomskies

Noodle Vague, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 23:56 (thirteen years ago) link

37. Eddie Waring

Noodle Vague, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 23:57 (thirteen years ago) link

38. national treasure Stephen Fry

DG, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 23:57 (thirteen years ago) link

39. Included in the present classification

Noodle Vague, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 23:57 (thirteen years ago) link

41. A-rab
42. Mr Collipark

Not Soulja Boy, though. Too commercial.

Dom Passantino, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 23:57 (thirteen years ago) link

43. Viktor Yushchenko

Noodle Vague, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 23:58 (thirteen years ago) link

44. http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/4107/cowboyvaguesj5.jpg

Noodle Vague, Thursday, 14 February 2008 00:00 (thirteen years ago) link

45. P.G. Wodehouse

bidfurd, Thursday, 14 February 2008 00:00 (thirteen years ago) link

what teenage boys have heard of Mark Hollis?

Many, but only if "teen"—like in porn—is taken as a genre rather than the actual age of the participants.

fields of salmon, Thursday, 14 February 2008 00:05 (thirteen years ago) link

46. Chris Langham

Noodle Vague, Thursday, 14 February 2008 00:06 (thirteen years ago) link

85. Wes Anderson
86. That Indian guy in all the Wes Anderson films
87. Owen Wilson

caek, Thursday, 14 February 2008 22:54 (thirteen years ago) link

88. Owen Hargreaves

Noodle Vague, Thursday, 14 February 2008 22:56 (thirteen years ago) link

89. every female host of Blue Peter

Autumn Almanac, Thursday, 14 February 2008 22:59 (thirteen years ago) link

90. Peter Jackson
91. Jack Sparrow
92. Genial Harry Grout

Noodle Vague, Thursday, 14 February 2008 23:00 (thirteen years ago) link

I'm a huge Hicks fan, I didn't know he had a name in England. He did some hilarious riffing on the English a few times though.

Bill Magill, Friday, 15 February 2008 15:11 (thirteen years ago) link

Heh, yeah, one of the worst English accents I've ever heard though. I guess he was OTM re Australia "I'm Jack the Ripper".

Colonel Poo, Friday, 15 February 2008 15:13 (thirteen years ago) link

93. Marcus "fucking" Brigstocke

Bodrick III, Friday, 15 February 2008 15:54 (thirteen years ago) link

94. Noam Chomsky

bnw, Friday, 15 February 2008 16:00 (thirteen years ago) link

Huge hero to English teenage boys, that guy.

Colonel Poo, Friday, 15 February 2008 16:01 (thirteen years ago) link

Already had:

36. The starting lineup of the 1997 San Antonio Chomskies

-- Noodle Vague, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 23:56

But yeah, very true. We're talking about serious bodricked dudes who would look at you if you said you weren't into Radiohead like you'd just suggested legalising rape.

Bodrick III, Friday, 15 February 2008 16:04 (thirteen years ago) link

95. Naomi Klein

Bodrick III, Friday, 15 February 2008 16:05 (thirteen years ago) link

96. art spiegelman

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Friday, 15 February 2008 18:58 (thirteen years ago) link

97. JG Ballard

DG, Friday, 15 February 2008 19:03 (thirteen years ago) link

98. steve jobs

Crackle Box, Friday, 15 February 2008 19:18 (thirteen years ago) link

^^^they're more likely to hate apple and ipods

DG, Friday, 15 February 2008 19:29 (thirteen years ago) link

ahh, nerdy, didn't spot that, tho the rest of this list reads like hip, middle class, english teenage boys to me.

Crackle Box, Friday, 15 February 2008 20:29 (thirteen years ago) link

they pick up girls with their zunes

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Friday, 15 February 2008 20:37 (thirteen years ago) link

people can't stick to the plan xpost

zunes?

http://www.zunesphere.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/zune-tattoo-guy.jpg

DG, Friday, 15 February 2008 20:50 (thirteen years ago) link

99. Prince Harry

whatever, Friday, 15 February 2008 22:27 (thirteen years ago) link

100. Vic Reeves

Autumn Almanac, Saturday, 16 February 2008 00:05 (thirteen years ago) link

teenage boys in 1991

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Saturday, 16 February 2008 00:08 (thirteen years ago) link

He still does the old game show and has a reputation for esoteric lols

Autumn Almanac, Saturday, 16 February 2008 00:11 (thirteen years ago) link

old odd

Autumn Almanac, Saturday, 16 February 2008 00:13 (thirteen years ago) link

I was 10 in '91 and thought "Vic Reeves' Big Night Out" was the funniest thing I'd ever seen. My nan wouldn't let me watch it because they she thought they were "on drugs".

Bodrick III, Saturday, 16 February 2008 11:35 (thirteen years ago) link

100 O YEA

Bodrick III, Saturday, 16 February 2008 11:36 (thirteen years ago) link

101. Louis Theroux
102. Mark Kermode
103. Chuck Bukowski

AlanSmithee, Saturday, 16 February 2008 11:56 (thirteen years ago) link

104. Chuck Pahalunium

Dom Passantino, Saturday, 16 February 2008 12:00 (thirteen years ago) link

105 Banksy

DavidM, Saturday, 16 February 2008 12:30 (thirteen years ago) link

106 Quentin Tarantino

akm, Saturday, 16 February 2008 15:38 (thirteen years ago) link

in the 90s

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Saturday, 16 February 2008 15:41 (thirteen years ago) link

107 chuckle brothers

ken c, Saturday, 16 February 2008 16:44 (thirteen years ago) link

108 Douglas Adams

Roz, Saturday, 16 February 2008 16:46 (thirteen years ago) link

oh, 109 Terry Pratchett

Autumn Almanac, Saturday, 16 February 2008 22:20 (thirteen years ago) link

Banksy OTM

110. Tony Benn
111. Jonny Wilkinson
112. Nelson Mandela

Ismael Klata, Saturday, 16 February 2008 22:53 (thirteen years ago) link

113. AdBusters

Dom Passantino, Saturday, 16 February 2008 23:08 (thirteen years ago) link

114. Jenny Agutter

Jarlrmai, Saturday, 16 February 2008 23:10 (thirteen years ago) link

115. Thurston Moore

116. Little fat, baldy bloke from Mogwai

117. Karl Marx

Bodrick III, Sunday, 17 February 2008 11:10 (thirteen years ago) link

118. Kendo Nagasaki

Noodle Vague, Sunday, 17 February 2008 12:41 (thirteen years ago) link

list lack ian mcewan is he too old
?

Arms, Sunday, 17 February 2008 13:13 (thirteen years ago) link

or is he gay like late lethem

Arms, Sunday, 17 February 2008 13:13 (thirteen years ago) link

hardhead dense what about che

Arms, Sunday, 17 February 2008 13:14 (thirteen years ago) link

hoffman et al

Arms, Sunday, 17 February 2008 13:16 (thirteen years ago) link

wheres the envy not to be british part of the fourth reich subverted by who

Arms, Sunday, 17 February 2008 13:17 (thirteen years ago) link

114. Jenny Agutter

-- Jarlrmai, Saturday, February 16, 2008 11:10 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Link

haha. do they still show 'walkabout' in schools i wonder.

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Sunday, 17 February 2008 13:28 (thirteen years ago) link

More like "Wankabout" lol amirite?

Noodle Vague, Sunday, 17 February 2008 13:46 (thirteen years ago) link

119. Mr Biffo

Dom Passantino, Sunday, 17 February 2008 13:48 (thirteen years ago) link

120. Adorno

121. Stockhausen

I know, right?, Sunday, 17 February 2008 15:02 (thirteen years ago) link

116. Little fat, baldy bloke from Mogwai

this is 2008

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Sunday, 17 February 2008 17:51 (thirteen years ago) link

They are a nerd evergreen.

Bodrick III, Sunday, 17 February 2008 18:49 (thirteen years ago) link


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