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  1. Randomcommentor
    Randomcommentor at |

    Hehe, Ben Stiller made it onto a list with Jesus. Well played.

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  2. Garrett
    Garrett at |

    What about the Earnhardts

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  3. Dennis Wayne
    Dennis Wayne at |

    Why would you include the Jacksons in a list of father and sons who have actually accomplished things?

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  4. merl
    merl at |

    Arthur Spooner and Frank Costanza are pretty much the same character.
    I didn’t know that King David and Solomon were real people, I thought they were just made up people in the bible.

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    1. Dr. Matthew D. Zarzeczny, FINS
      Dr. Matthew D. Zarzeczny, FINS at |

      The nature of their lives is of course disputed among Christians, Jews, atheists, etc.; however, archaeologists are reasonably confident that at a minimum these men did exist. How much of their Biblical story is also true is somewhat a matter of faith, but for more of the archaeological discussion of these men, both National Geographic and the New York Times have discussed the scholarly research into the subject in relatively succinct and interesting articles found at http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/print/2010/12/david-and-solomon/draper-text and http://www.nytimes.com/books/first/m/mckenzie-david.html among numerous other similar resources. The thing is, even if anyone in particular does not believe these men existed, their influence on Judaism and Christianity is undeniable. They are among the most well-known kings in human history, whether real or exaggerated. They have accordingly been made into action figures (see Ebay!), paintings, sculptures, movies, collectible cards, etc. I would say that there is a historical basis for them, although again, beyond that it does come down to personal belief, but regardless of their historicity, they have an astonishingly prominent place in world culture.

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  5. TJ
    TJ at |

    Thank God, Will Smith and his no-talent kid aren’t on this list.

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  6. bobalouski
    bobalouski at |

    I’m sure how old this article is, but they don’t mention Jesse Jackson Jr. is going to prison! Misappropriation of campaign funds got him 4 years in the joint! He’s supposedly bi-polar. Ha!

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    1. merl
      merl at |

      Does that change the fact that they are a famous father and son?

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      1. bobalouski
        bobalouski at |

        There’s a big difference between “famous” and “infamous.”

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        1. merl
          merl at |

          true

  7. i mushi
    i mushi at |

    Hi my name is David John Adams my stepfather
    Andrew Brian Johnson mathmatically calculated gpsr digital algorithm …1989 and left it to me his stepson and my 2 brothers at 25 my son was the second coming 21/5/2012
    And the world robbed my fathers grave for 15 years ? There’s much more to the story

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