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Notable Characters
« on: March 20, 2012, 08:48:58 PM »
Use letters of the alphabet to list real or fictional characters that have shaped our lives and enriched our collective national landscape.


A, Alfred E. Neuman

Alfred E. Neuman is the fictional mascot and cover boy of Mad magazine. The face had drifted through American pictography for decades before being claimed and named by Mad editor Harvey Kurtzman. He currently appears in the animated Mad.

Since his debut in Mad, Neuman's likeness, distinguished by jug ears, a missing front tooth, and one eye lower than the other has graced the cover of all but a handful of the magazine's 500 issues. His face is rarely seen in profile; he has virtually always been shown in full frontal view, directly from behind, or in silhouette. Harvey Kurtzman first spotted the image on a postcard pinned to the office bulletin board of Ballantine Books editor Bernard Shir-Cliff. "It was a face that didn't have a care in the world, except mischief," recalled Kurtzman. Shir-Cliff was later a contributor to various magazines created by Kurtzman.
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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2012, 05:14:54 PM »
Bozo the Clown. He was the nuts when I was growing up.  ;D

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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2012, 07:07:28 PM »
C, Cleopatra

Cleopatra VII Philopator was the last pharaoh of Ancient Egypt. The most well known by far of the queens called "Cleopatra", she is the one usually meant when this name is mentioned.

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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2012, 01:23:28 AM »
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(Madame) Defarge, from A Tale of Two Cities

Fictional revolutionary of the French Revolution

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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2012, 03:39:42 PM »
Jane Eyre, prototype for romantic Gothic heroines from the 19th century on.  :)

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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2012, 07:53:04 PM »
Fred Flintstone

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« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2012, 11:19:25 PM »
Who is John Galt?

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« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2012, 01:33:02 AM »
'enry 'iggins    :)

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« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2012, 09:45:52 AM »
Lee Iacocca

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« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2012, 10:11:07 AM »
Janis Joplin

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« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2012, 10:54:46 AM »
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2012, 11:08:47 AM »
Emily Litella (Gilda Radner from SNL, if you're old enough to remember)

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« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2012, 04:33:01 PM »
Rocker Ted Nugent.  :o

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« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2012, 06:21:19 PM »
Actress Maureen O'Hara