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Short web or television commercial series that
who share the name of infamous bad people. Starts with
short recounting of the bad guy, then launches into...
"... but there's another Alphonse Capone. He was born
years before the more famous Al in Rome Italy,
United States and after learning English as a dishwasher
Bronx, studied engineering at the local library in his
time. He saved enough money to build a prototype of the
dish washing machine and after a few years, became
them. He raised his family and gave much of his money
charity helping poor people who had been through what
had, being homeless and broke but with a good work
drive to succeed. At the time of his death, his
organization had raised approximately 3 million people
poverty without any assistance from government
(then the tagline)
Good people don't always get a page in history, but there
those who deserve it more then their namesakes.
This is... the OTHER... Al Capone.
Brought to you by (insert product name here)."
People with the Same Names as Celebrities
Adam Levine, Anne Hathaway, Janet Jackson, and Ralph Nader share what life has been like with the same name as a celebrity. [xaviergisz, Feb 07 2019]
||Because there are no famous or notable women.
||Yes there are, but the individuals who do nasty, evil, criminal things (and become famous - or notorious) are mostly male.
||The problem with this is that most people's lives are dull.
This is why most people's lives are not made into TV
programmes. Assuming that 1 person in 100 is potentially
interesting, this means that for 99% of your programme
episodes, I'm going to give up 30 minutes of my time solely
because someone has the same name as someone else.
||You might get lucky with more common names such as George
Bush - there's a fair chance there is an interesting GB out
there somewhere. Actually, come to think of it, there was.
||There is a really interesting MaxwellBuchanan who invented a machine capable of turning discarded peanut shells into motorised versions of famous Egyption Icons.... and Oh look there's a second one right here on this site, who grows celery stalks that sprout hairy toenails.
||You may be right [8th] but the idea title restricts it also to male personnages for the non-evil half of the equation. Why not introduce Alice Capone, who was a pretty enough (some would say plain) girl, whose interests included reading stories about pony-riding adventures and private school holidays, and who died of consumption on her 7 1/2 th birthday?
||//Because there are no famous or notable
Female to Male
Male to Female
Transsexual Woman or
Two-Spirit Humans With The Same Name"
||But I trimmed it down a bit. Thanks for the lesson in
political correctness though. Gosh, I really do appreciate
||//I'm going to give up 30 minutes of my time solely
because someone has the same name as someone else.//
||As I said, these are 60 second commercial spots.
||The idea is to give a bit of a nod to the common...
PERSON... whose cumulative actions with other less than
famous people truly makes a civilization great.
||Alexander the Great didn't make anything great, he killed
people and broke things. It was the innovators, the
builders, the scientists, the artists, farmers and cooks
that gave that society the ability to call itself a
civilization and not a barbarian tribe, not the self
aggrandizing leaders for the most part.
||Of course, this only compares bad famous people to good
non-famous people. There are obviously good famous
who represent the vanguard of progress, but the un-
famous can be worthy of praise too sometimes.
||The idea is to give them the spotlight by comparing the
virtuous un-famous to the infamous and using the name
thing as a shtick.
||//Two Agender or Androgyne or Androgynous or Bigender or
Cis Cisgender Cis Female Cis Male Cis Man Cis Woman
Cisgender Female Cisgender Male Cisgender Man Cisgender
Woman Female to Male FTM Gender Fluid Gender
Nonconforming Gender Questioning Gender Variant
Genderqueer Intersex Male to Female MTF Neither Neutrois
Non-binary Other Pangender Trans Trans* Trans Female
Trans* Female Trans Male Trans* Male Trans Man Trans* Man
Trans Person Trans* Person Trans Woman Trans* Woman
Transfeminine Transgender Transgender Female
Transgender Male Transgender Man Transgender Person
Transgender Woman Transmasculine Transsexual
Transsexual Female Transsexual Male Transsexual Man
Transsexual Person Transsexual Woman or Two-Spirit
||//60 second commercial spots// Ah, righty ho.
||Can you still use that term? I'm not up on the latest rules.
||I did find an Al Fresco in the Philippines, on facebook.
||You might just have to make up people like I did for this
example. Having to go through a list of particular names
might limit your ability to find notably good people with
||"Genghis Edward Khan of Mill Valley California likes dogs and
pretty good care of his lawn." might not exactly make for
the most interesting programming, even for a 30 to 60
second commercial spot.
||Wow, thanks for the link Big, this guy's awesome. I'll start
following his posts.
||Re: the story, I have no words. Just wow. Will the last
sane person leaving civilization please turn
||It's important to remember that fascism never kicks
down the door wearing the same uniform as last season.
The swastika will be replaced by a smiley face, the jack
boots with "nature compliant non triggering earth friendly
" footwear and the charge won't be "being Jewish" it'll be
||Back to the idea though, I do think you'd just have to
make people up. Either that or do some really good
writing that makes an average Joe who just pays his taxes
and takes care of his kid into a hero.
||Which come to think of it, shouldn't be impossible.
||There goes my hero,
watch him as he goes.
There goes my hero.
||// an average Joe who just pays his taxes and takes care of his kid into a hero. //
||"Heroes are just ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances"