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Who is the most famous person that ever lived?

I would say that it is pretty much a tie between Julius Caesar and Jesus Christ, one secular and the other spiritual.

Who is your personal pick for the most famous person that ever lived?

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by Anonymousreply 186a day ago

Elvis was far more famous than either J.C.

by Anonymousreply 105/02/2021

Mark Twain thought that Joan Of Arc was the most amazing/important person that ever lived.

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by Anonymousreply 205/02/2021

Jesus is a fictional character.

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by Anonymousreply 505/02/2021

Chaka Khan

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by Anonymousreply 705/02/2021

The historical Buddha is probably known to more people than Jesus since people in both South and East Asia know of him and have for over two thousand years. Julius Caesar is known widely only in the Western world.

by Anonymousreply 805/02/2021

Buddha, Genghis Khan, Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, QEII, Nelson Mandela, Muhammad Ali, Marilyn Monroe and Tom Cruise

by Anonymousreply 905/02/2021

ME. Obviously.

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by Anonymousreply 1005/02/2021

R3 No he's not. It's quite obvious that a great avatar lived and walked in Israel 2000 years ago and still mightily resonates with society today. He's real and changed the world.

by Anonymousreply 1105/02/2021

Oh lord!

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by Anonymousreply 1305/02/2021

R11 No there was no Jesus. That idiotic story is far older and had existed in other forms LONG before it was retread once again into the Jesus myth.

by Anonymousreply 1405/02/2021

R11, the fiction is you claiming "Israel" existed 2000 years ago

by Anonymousreply 1505/02/2021

Why me, of course!

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by Anonymousreply 1605/02/2021

R14 People like Buddha, Mohammed, Jesus, and other great avatars/spiritual teachers ALL existed. Let's not be silly and pick and choose who existed and who didn't.

R15 You are obviously an angry, picky atheist. Don't yuck on someone else's parade.

by Anonymousreply 1705/02/2021

I blame Irene for the explosion of hideous K Pop.

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by Anonymousreply 1805/02/2021

R17 Don't deal with reality. Got it.

by Anonymousreply 1905/02/2021

Given the current world population as it compares to previous generations, I’d say Hitler, then Jesus, then Oprah.

by Anonymousreply 2005/02/2021

Madeline Kahn

by Anonymousreply 2105/02/2021

The most famous living person is obviously Madonna. And thanks to her efforts in Malawi, even Darfur orphans know who she is.

by Anonymousreply 2205/02/2021

Jesus, Mohammed, Queen Elizabeth, Mao Zedong, Hitler(As in infamous), Genghis Khan, Caesar, Plato, Confucius, Shakespeare

by Anonymousreply 2305/02/2021

Julius Caesar and Jesus Christ are the same person. Julius really existed and the other JC was a cult of personality based upon the former. C’mon, even Judas and Brutus rhyme, and you have Jesus saying “give unto Caesar what belongs to Caesar.” It’s the same guy

by Anonymousreply 2405/02/2021

It doesn't matter if Jesus existed or not because in history he did. Lots of things in history are fictitious but they are still 'true'.

by Anonymousreply 2505/02/2021

Queen Elizabeth ll

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Eddie Mecca

by Anonymousreply 2705/02/2021

Al the Great

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Big and Little Edie

by Anonymousreply 2905/02/2021

Somebody like Elvis or Marilyn Monroe. 2/3 of the planet don't give a fuck about Christianity.

by Anonymousreply 3005/02/2021

R30, nobody remembers Elvis anymore.

by Anonymousreply 3105/02/2021

Living: Brendad Ickson Almost Dead: Betty White Dead: Vivian Vance WTF: Caitlyn Jenner and Momma June

by Anonymousreply 3205/02/2021

Rasputin may not have been the most famous person to ever live but he certainly was one of the most fascinating, to this very day.

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by Anonymousreply 3305/02/2021

Surprised no one’s mentioned Alexander the Great, who is one of the first to make impact in both the West and the East. Constantine might also be considered transcending the ancient and the modern world.

by Anonymousreply 3405/02/2021

R11, I have proof -- on video -- that Jesus is REAL!

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by Anonymousreply 3505/02/2021

Michael Jackson.

by Anonymousreply 3605/02/2021

I’m an atheist, but the people who think Jesus didn’t exist are as braindead as the evangelicals who think he walked on water. The existence of Jesus is not doubted by reputable biblical scholars, including the atheist ones such as Bart Ehrman.

by Anonymousreply 3705/02/2021

Bart Erhman didn't exist.

by Anonymousreply 3805/02/2021

I love insane people R37 who don't know they're insane.

by Anonymousreply 3905/02/2021

Jesus existed, period. There isn't much doubt about that. That he was the son of a sky fairy? There's your debate.

by Anonymousreply 4005/02/2021

Your period is dripping lies.

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by Anonymousreply 4205/02/2021

Unlike Buddha, who there is historical evidence of his existence, there in no historical evidence of Jesus’ life.

by Anonymousreply 4305/02/2021

Marsha P. Johnson

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Kublai Khan

by Anonymousreply 4505/02/2021

Ghenghis Khan

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by Anonymousreply 4605/02/2021

Lizscha with a Z!

by Anonymousreply 4705/02/2021

[quote] Jesus is a fictional character.

Not this again.

by Anonymousreply 4805/02/2021

[quote] Your period is dripping lies.

There’s much more evidence of Jesus than of, say, Moses. Vastly more.

by Anonymousreply 4905/02/2021

R48 R49 Not this Jesus freak again.

by Anonymousreply 5005/02/2021

Julianne Moore, seriously.

by Anonymousreply 5105/02/2021

R50 I’m an atheist, you boob.

by Anonymousreply 5205/02/2021

Lucille McGillicuddy

by Anonymousreply 5305/02/2021

The Great Pumpkin

by Anonymousreply 5405/02/2021

Snoop Dogg.

by Anonymousreply 5505/02/2021

Not one mention for me?!

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by Anonymousreply 5605/02/2021

She's not the original Candle in the Wind....

by Anonymousreply 5705/02/2021

Me of course.

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by Anonymousreply 5905/02/2021

You little gay boys know nothing about real star power.

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by Anonymousreply 6105/02/2021

It's a tie!!

ET or Yoda

by Anonymousreply 6205/02/2021

Why isn't Mohammad more famous? I know more about L. Ron Hubburd than Mohammad! They suck at marketing! Just sayin'.

by Anonymousreply 6305/02/2021

George Floyd

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Lady Gaga

by Anonymousreply 6505/02/2021

Famous people of other eras are different from celebrities of today’s connected worlds in the nature of their fame.

by Anonymousreply 6605/02/2021

Jesus, Muhammad, the Buddha and Confucius

by Anonymousreply 6705/03/2021

um, me, of course! And yet no one ever asks how I am!

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by Anonymousreply 6805/03/2021

Muriel! No, duh!

by Anonymousreply 6905/03/2021

Depends on what parts of the world you’re familiar with. People born 1000 years ago had their own ideas. Writing down history was rare, and left to leaders of their time to preserve. Whether it was by having slaves write it, or preserve it other ways. The rich, and forms of royalty and religion determined what history was preserved. People also didn’t have a long life span. Any person considered great in previous millennia were subject to preservation and luck after their local soils, and lava paths were finished with them.

by Anonymousreply 7005/03/2021

R25 is DL solid gold🥇

by Anonymousreply 7105/03/2021

Miss Kay Lenz

by Anonymousreply 7205/03/2021

Hitler easily.

Aren't Jesus & Mohammed just fictional characters?

by Anonymousreply 7305/03/2021

I'm not sure of the exact nature of the question. Famous during their lifetime? Famous in posterity? And how do you define "fame"?

I think you could make an argument that, within the context of North Korea right now, Kim Jong-un is the most famous person on earth. He is worshiped and ubiquitous. He is like a god to the North Korean people in a way no other world leader is. And it's an inter-generational fame, something that even Mao couldn't claim.

I'm sure you could point to other times and places where a similar phenomenon occurred, but working to Kim's advantage is technology coupled with mass media, something which even (eg) the Chinese emperors didn't have access to.

by Anonymousreply 7405/03/2021

“Biblical scholars” can’t come up with an iota of actual evidence that Jesus ever existed.

by Anonymousreply 7505/03/2021

Janet Jackson

by Anonymousreply 7605/03/2021

The first Emperor of China, Qin Julius Caesar Cleopatra

(Leaving religious figures out)

by Anonymousreply 7705/03/2021

Proven? Mohammed.

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Alexander the Great

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Albert Einstein

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Barbra Streisand

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Big Bird

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Cher, Queen of the Universe

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Walt Disney

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Sophia, Dorothy, Blanche and Rose

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r85 and r86 need to be signed, "DL"

by Anonymousreply 8705/03/2021

Susan Dey

by Anonymousreply 8805/03/2021

Probably Queen Elizabeth II. Nearly 100, always news, photographed at every stage of her life, widely travelled, seen and reported. From WWII to Covid. All this during the exponential 20th/21st century increase in tele-communication and population. More people globally to know more about her more instantly. Fictional portrayals underline it all. When nature regrettably takes its course, this fame will be amplified yet more.

by Anonymousreply 8905/03/2021

Helen Lawson

by Anonymousreply 9005/03/2021

Abraham - he was the father of three major religions, two of which are forces for good.

by Anonymousreply 9105/03/2021

Meghan Markle.

by Anonymousreply 9205/03/2021

No proof of Jesus despite the xian nutcases on here. Pick people we know lived.

by Anonymousreply 9305/03/2021

I can probably sing along to most of Elvis' more famous songs. I can't recite even one bible verse.

by Anonymousreply 9405/03/2021

Who is the most famous ( Stereotypical Gay) person that ever lived?

Richard Simmons

by Anonymousreply 9505/03/2021

[quote] No proof of Jesus despite the xian nutcases on here.

Yet we have definitive proof that you are an doofus fuckwad. Life isn't fair.

by Anonymousreply 9605/03/2021

R96 your insults are not facts, no evidence.

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Pia Zadora.

by Anonymousreply 9805/03/2021

Nan Kempner

by Anonymousreply 9905/03/2021

The Beloved Jesus.

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by Anonymousreply 10005/03/2021

1. Jesus

2. Mohammed

3. Hitler

by Anonymousreply 10105/03/2021

The Wrigleyville Cum Dump!

by Anonymousreply 10205/03/2021

Jesus, The Wrigleyville Cum Dump, what's the difference.

by Anonymousreply 10305/03/2021

Jesus liked them young, FACT. Like Matt Gaetz.

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Demi Lovato

by Anonymousreply 10505/03/2021

Turn me on and I'll turn you on.

by Anonymousreply 10605/03/2021

Muhammad basically an Arab version of Joseph Smith . While Muslims must acknowledge Jesus existence ( and every other characters from the Old Testament ) Christians considered Muhammad nothing more than a false cult leader.

by Anonymousreply 10705/03/2021

[Quote] It's quite obvious that a great avatar lived and walked in Israel 2000 years ago

I guess the mass brain washing has worked

by Anonymousreply 10805/03/2021

It does every time R108. EVERY TIME.

by Anonymousreply 10905/03/2021

Jill Zarin

by Anonymousreply 11005/03/2021

We know “Entertainment” “Lawyer” often sneaks a peak on DL but this is ridiculous. He just posted this today.

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by Anonymousreply 11105/03/2021

Jesus? Julius Caesar? Oh, gimme a few years.

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by Anonymousreply 11205/03/2021

It's not the My Pillow guy?

by Anonymousreply 11305/03/2021

On DL - Armie Hammer.

by Anonymousreply 11405/03/2021

The existence of Jesus is doubted by major biblical scholars. Some say he’s likely the fusion of two men of the time.

Everyone thought it was the End of Times and people claiming to be the Jewish Messiah were a dime a dozen at the time.

by Anonymousreply 11505/03/2021

[Quote] Abraham - he was the father of three major religions, two of which are forces for good.

If we’re picking from mythology, I say Zeus

by Anonymousreply 11605/03/2021

[Quote] Hitler easily. Aren't Jesus & Mohammed just fictional characters?

I agree about Hitler. No proof of Jesus’ existence—and, no, just musing about his existence isn’t history, it’s faith.

There is a lot of contemporary, independent reporting about Muhammad’s existence

by Anonymousreply 11705/03/2021

Definitely in Demi Lovato's mind it’s Demi Lovato.

by Anonymousreply 11805/03/2021

Jesus, who was the most successful cult leader ever.

"Yup, Yahweh-Jehova is totes my dad. What? We don't have a place to stay now? Ok this temple is totes my dad's house and you need to get your gross ass goat sacrifices out of here, they reek more than my disciples' junk after they haven't bathed for a month. Question: how easily can we turn this stone altar into a sling? Will that work?"

He was a fraud but is most likely the most famous person who ever existed.

by Anonymousreply 11905/03/2021

Buck. Just ask my mother.

by Anonymousreply 12005/03/2021

Albert Einstein

by Anonymousreply 12105/03/2021

No Gandhi ?

by Anonymousreply 12205/03/2021

R122 Too passsive.

by Anonymousreply 12305/03/2021

If we go by how many would recognize the name, it would have to be the Buddha. Most of the populations of China and India will not have heard of Jesus. And that's at least a billion right there.

Anyone who has heard of Jesus would've heard of the Buddha. The converse would not be true.

by Anonymousreply 12405/03/2021

That's an adorable picture of Jesus. What happened to Julie's face?

Twain had a big thing for Joan. But she was such an ambiguous 'heroine.'

by Anonymousreply 12505/03/2021

Hollywood Royalty

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by Anonymousreply 12605/03/2021

Is that a woman R126? Wow what a heavy jaw she had. Joan Crawford was born a man or a drag queen?

by Anonymousreply 12705/03/2021

She's very much a woman and very aware of the fact.

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by Anonymousreply 12805/03/2021

Keith Richards. Jesus did exist. Whether people think he is the son of God is depends on whatever religious Belief one has.

by Anonymousreply 12905/03/2021

Since fictional characters like Jesus are ok, I'm voting for Bugs Bunny. Ageless, and will live on forever. Much more so than that Jesus crap.

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by Anonymousreply 13005/03/2021

R64 ok that was funny.

by Anonymousreply 13105/03/2021

"You too Wilona."

by Anonymousreply 13205/03/2021

Princess Diana

by Anonymousreply 13305/03/2021

Not the most famous person ever, but one of the most famous and successful movie stars of all time. Doris Day rocked my world!!!

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by Anonymousreply 13405/03/2021

In the end, I think it will turn out to be Suzanne Somers. Rightfully so.

by Anonymousreply 13505/03/2021

Kurt Cobain.

by Anonymousreply 13605/03/2021

R124, I think you underestimate the cultural penetration of Christianity. Your average Indian and/or Chinese person has likely heard of Jesus, just as much as your average American is aware of Buddha.

by Anonymousreply 13705/03/2021

Yeah, lots of troubled boys need to be fully penetrated by Christ.

by Anonymousreply 13805/03/2021

Adam (and Eve)

Who doesn't know Adam?

by Anonymousreply 13905/03/2021

^ That's just sad.

by Anonymousreply 14005/03/2021

The Cat in the Hat

by Anonymousreply 14105/03/2021

Considering the population of China (and their sphere of influence), I'd say Confucius. Then Buddha, Mohammed, and if he existed, Jesus (bit of a controversy there - I don't think there's as much proof as for the other three but hey ho, who cares?) But if he did, I guess I'd swap him and Mohammed in the order of influence and renown.

by Anonymousreply 14205/03/2021

Why do Buddhists worship a fat guy? At least Jesus had beautiful locks and was svelte.

by Anonymousreply 14305/04/2021

[quote] A period of forty years separates the death of Jesus from the writing of the first gospel.

Jesus was so important that no one even bothered to write anything about him at the time or for 40 years after the date of his death. The whole story could easily be a myth.

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by Anonymousreply 14505/04/2021

I think it's Zendaya.

by Anonymousreply 14605/05/2021

Jesus Christ was not an actual person. Snap out of it!

In his heyday, I'd think Charlie Chaplin was perhaps the most known and recognized person alive.

by Anonymousreply 14705/05/2021

King Henry VIII

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William Shakespeare

by Anonymousreply 14905/05/2021

Alexander the Great, Aristotle, Plato and Socrates

by Anonymousreply 15005/05/2021

Julius Caesar and Cleopatra

by Anonymousreply 15105/05/2021

Joey Travolta

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Viola Davis

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Jesus the cartoon character.

by Anonymousreply 15505/05/2021

Tura Santana

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Jeff Stryker

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Pietro Boselli

by Anonymousreply 15805/05/2021

Colonel Sanders

by Anonymousreply 15905/05/2021

I say Mickey Mouse.

by Anonymousreply 16005/05/2021

Me, of course.

by Anonymousreply 16105/05/2021

that hot blonde ho on sketchy sex vids

by Anonymousreply 16205/06/2021

Hitler, Elvis, Marilyn etc. are only well known for the last less than hundred years. Does that mean that Obama, Trump, Kanye and Kardashian chick are among the most famous people ever cause they are the most famous ones of the last 10-15 years?

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Vivian Vance

by Anonymousreply 165Last Friday at 5:10 PM

Rebecca Black

by Anonymousreply 166Last Friday at 5:19 PM

Everyone in the world would recognize the name Adolf Hitler and probably have a visceral reaction to it. Whether is famous or infamous is up to debate, but it’s definitely known.

by Anonymousreply 167Last Friday at 5:25 PM

Such stupidity on this thread. No, many people in the world don't know the name of Adolf Hitler. And Billions more people were alive before his name became famous.

Princess Diana is the most famous person who ever lived. Even though she lived only a short time in the recent world. No one was more known around the world and no person has had such attention paid to their life and death, than Princess Di.❤️ She is never forgotten and her image and good works last forever. Her face is the most famous in the world, twenty years after her death. And her face evokes a memory or feeling. Hitler is more a poster boy, like Marilyn, Elvis or Jesus. Very well known figures.

But Diana is a visceral experience and evocation of goodness. She is the only modern saint. RIP.

by Anonymousreply 168Last Friday at 6:30 PM

Liz Renay

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by Anonymousreply 169Last Friday at 7:48 PM

R168 You think a fucking British princess is more famous than Hitler? Get real

by Anonymousreply 170Last Monday at 6:41 AM

Who is the fucking weirdo who is trying to bring Jebus up lately? Get another fucking hobby. For someone claiming to be an atheist you seem to want to convert people into Jebus-believers?

by Anonymousreply 171Last Monday at 6:48 AM

Well Donald Trump is Julius Caesar and Jesus Christ rolled into one.

Trump wins!

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by Anonymousreply 173Last Monday at 7:18 AM

It's true! It's me!

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by Anonymousreply 174Last Monday at 7:25 AM

The princess diana troll rears its dum dum head.

by Anonymousreply 175Last Tuesday at 4:31 PM

Princess Diana is the most famous person who ever lived. It's a proven fact, but most any metric. No one is likely to capture the whole world's attention again, in the way that she did. Like it or not, it's true.

by Anonymousreply 176Last Tuesday at 4:37 PM

*It's a proven fact, by most any metric.

by Anonymousreply 177Last Tuesday at 4:38 PM

Marilyn Monroe is first, followed by Princess Diana.

by Anonymousreply 178Last Tuesday at 4:42 PM

Diana? Really? On what planet is Diana more famous than Hitler? Cause it isn't on the planet Earth

by Anonymousreply 179Yesterday at 5:23 AM

Is Diana even more famous than Queen Elizabeth?

Weird... do young people even remember her? Did old people ever care?

by Anonymousreply 180Yesterday at 5:29 AM

R180 - “Is Diana even more famous than Queen Elizabeth?”

Absolutely! Approximately 200,000 more people came to watch Princess Diana’s funeral procession than went to Queen Elizabeth’s inauguration.

by Anonymousreply 181Yesterday at 6:08 AM

NO proof from the Diana troll.

Most under 40 have no fucking clue what it is.

by Anonymousreply 182a day ago

I suspect it's the boring answer: Jesus (leaving mythicist questions aside). Maybe some people in China have never even heard of him, but not many. Even if he has nothing to do with your own religious beliefs, after 100 or 200 years of European missionaries and colonialism it would be difficult to never have heard of him at all. Plus of course Muslims have all heard of him through their own religion. Christians and Muslims together I think are half the planet just by themselves.

by Anonymousreply 183a day ago

When I googled it,....Donald Trump.

Gross but I can see it.

by Anonymousreply 184a day ago

Who is the QUEENIEST gay person that ever lived?

Richard Simmons

by Anonymousreply 185a day ago

I'm goin' with Johnny Olsen.

by Anonymousreply 186a day ago
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