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    Top 10 list of our favorite Megalomaniacs :)

    Here's my top 10 pick of our most lovable pop culture megalomaniacs (in no particular order).

    Definition: delusional fantasies of power, relevance, or omnipotence, "Megalomania is characterized by an inflated sense of self-esteem and overestimation by persons of their powers and beliefs."

    1 - Denis Rodman
    2 - Michio Kaku
    3 - Tony Stark
    4 - Kanye West
    5 - Richard Dawkins
    6 - Avid Incorporated
    7 - Kevin Oleary
    8 - Donald Trump
    9 - Simon Cowell
    10 - Gordon Ramsay

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    Re: Top 10 list of our favorite Megalomaniacs :)

    I can never make any of your list ! This is starting to piss me off.
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    Re: Top 10 list of our favorite Megalomaniacs :)

    Surely Lars Ulrich should be up there?
    "If it sounds good it IS good"

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    Re: Top 10 list of our favorite Megalomaniacs :)

    11 - Ted Cruz
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    Re: Top 10 list of our favorite Megalomaniacs :)

    Originally Posted by Chordwainer
    11 - Ted Cruz
    he crossed my mind
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    Re: Top 10 list of our favorite Megalomaniacs :)

    Another post about yourself??
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    Re: Top 10 list of our favorite Megalomaniacs :)

    Originally Posted by Mackanov
    Another post about yourself??
    I wish. Maybe someday
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    Re: Top 10 list of our favorite Megalomaniacs :)

    1. Steve Jobbs
    2. David Lee Roth
    3. Arnold Schwarzenegger
    4. Donald Trump
    5. Dave Ramsay
    6. Sam Walton
    7. Jeffery P. Bezos
    8. Eddie Van Halen
    9. Brandon and Jheuklin tie
    10. Salvador Dali
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    Re: Top 10 list of our favorite Megalomaniacs :)

    Michio Kaku
    JK, how did this guy get under your skin?
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    Re: Top 10 list of our favorite Megalomaniacs :)

    Originally Posted by garageband
    JK, how did this guy get under your skin?
    One of his books has several chapters proving that he's the center of the universe. lol

    Doesn't get under my skin...not a bit. I just thought it made for a great 'megalomaniac' character.
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    Re: Top 10 list of our favorite Megalomaniacs :)

    Clint is a bit of an old egotistical petulant shit too is he not?
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    Re: Top 10 list of our favorite Megalomaniacs :)

    Originally Posted by Firedance
    Clint is a bit of an old egotistical petulant shit too is he not?
    Clint as in Clint Eastwood? Wouldn't surprise me.

    An established actor told me that Johnny Depp had a clause in his contract requiring set supervisors to instruct scene extras and crew to 'not make eye contact with him'.

    His words were...I have one request. Do us all a favor. If you get famous. Don't be a dick. Some people get a taste of success, and begin to think they're much more important than they actually are.
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    Re: Top 10 list of our favorite Megalomaniacs :)

    Originally Posted by jkuehlin
    Clint as in Clint Eastwood?
    He's only megalomaniacal to empty chairs ...

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    Re: Top 10 list of our favorite Megalomaniacs :)

    Corporate, Baby ! But, you can also pick a software company . No, not that one !
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    Re: Top 10 list of our favorite Megalomaniacs :)

    Originally Posted by jkuehlin
    Some people get a taste of success, and begin to think they're much more important than they actually are.
    Correction: "A large majority of people who get a taste of success begin to think they're much more important than they actually are."

    I don't blame them, I blame the fawning/drooling crowds whose own lack of self-esteem compels them to worship celebrity in an effort to feel better about themselves.

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    Gene Simmons
    Axl Rose
    Sharon Osborne
    and any hollywood actor would make the list.

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    You'd find a few in that recent boat race ! Google isn't silent with "larry ellison megalomaniac" (along with Steve)
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    Re: Top 10 list of our favorite Megalomaniacs :)

    Originally Posted by fretbone
    5. Dave Ramsay
    why? How'd this guy find his way onto your list?
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    Re: Top 10 list of our favorite Megalomaniacs :)

    I didn't get Dali ? Living the Art was fairly common, though he excelled at it. The persona was Art.
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    Re: Top 10 list of our favorite Megalomaniacs :)

    Originally Posted by jkuehlin
    why? How'd this guy find his way onto your list?
    I wasn't using this list as a negative thing. I'm influenced by the people on my list. I should've read your initial description more carefully.
    Dave Ramsay tapped into the religious market which is sometimes a tough nut to crack.
    I find him to be strict but his book helped me clean up my finances big time.
    It's not for everyone.
    In my humble opinion, of course

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    Re: Top 10 list of our favorite Megalomaniacs :)

    Originally Posted by garww
    I didn't get Dali ? Living the Art was fairly common, though he excelled at it. The persona was Art.
    I don't know if it was self-imposed, but he got a lot of credit for bringing surrealism to the forefront, whether he was the first, as some claim, is not necessarily true. Besides, the art, he himself maintained quite an eccentric persona.
    Relating his art style to a music style is quite a mind trip.
    In my humble opinion, of course

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    Re: Top 10 list of our favorite Megalomaniacs :)

    I do better with these list type questions when they have a more Positive spin on them.
    Anytime, there's some negative aspect, feathers get ruffled. Please take my list as a more positive influence, than the ego ridden alternative.
    In my humble opinion, of course

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    Re: Top 10 list of our favorite Megalomaniacs :)

    Originally Posted by fretbone
    I do better with these list type questions when they have a more Positive spin on them.
    Anytime, there's some negative aspect, feathers get ruffled. Please take my list as a more positive influence, than the ego ridden alternative.
    See what records do to your brain : ) No, the beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
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    Re: Top 10 list of our favorite Megalomaniacs :)

    Originally Posted by garww
    See what records do to your brain : ) No, the beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
    Very witty.
    Judging art and music beyond the technical is just an opinion.
    Anyone that excels in life gets some haters along the way. Catch them on a bad day, and some bad publicity, it's very fickle as to who's cool and not in the general public persona.
    I feel that country music in general is very G rated and safe. Even the sounds aren't offensive compared to a loud punk band just for example. That helps generate some popularity. Disney movies all do great. Some of the arty stuff gets lost and misunderstood.

    I think that way with Ceo's and execs too. They have to make a lot of decisions, some aren't popular. It's a tough gig.
    Things can go well for years, Mel Gibson for example was a "could do no wrong sex symbol" and look at him now.
    Apple has gone down a notch or two recently. I think the main quality factor in that brand was Steve Jobs.
    Sammy Hagar changed Van Halen big time, for the better or worse, it was completely a different band.

    When you're on top, you stand out and people are always gonna take shots at you. Second or third down is much safer.
    Public persona and opinion hold a lot of weight as to a success or failure. So much of it is fake too.
    In my humble opinion, of course

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