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Interesting combination... May. 8th, 2002 10:03 am
David Beckham is the person most children want to grow up like. He beat Sir Cliff Richard into second spot.

http://www.ananova.com/entertainment/story/sm_582706.html

From: duranorak
Date: May 8th, 2002 - 05:24 am (Link)
1 David Beckham; 2 Sir Cliff Richard; 3 The Beatles; 4 Ryan Giggs; 5 Britney Spears; 6 Rolf Harris; 7 Lester Piggott; 8 Gareth Gates; 9 Neil Armstrong; 10 Sir Richard Branson.

I'm trying to imagine the kids who sit at home and want to be Lester Piggott. I assume the Rolf Harris is a general "I want to work with sick animals" thing, rather than "I want to be an Australian cartoonist with moderate singing skills"...
I'm *amazed* at Cliff Richard. Bizarre.

No kids want to grow up to be like their parents?

I guess that makes sense, but it's sad that it does. It would always have been my answer. ~shrug~ Better than Cliff Richard, anyway.

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From: furrylemming
Date: May 8th, 2002 - 05:30 am (Link)
Kids wanting to be like Rolf sounds good to me... loves cats, kind to animals, is genuinely interested in and friendly and lovely with fans. Not the most trendy bloke around but a nice guy.

From: adjectivemarcus
Date: May 8th, 2002 - 06:44 am (Link)
If they'd given me the option of growing up to be Britney Spears, I'd probably have taken it. Just imagine, my brain in her body!

Hmmmmm. *rummage*

From: wechsler
Date: May 8th, 2002 - 07:18 am (Link)
I don't think the world's ready for that.

Too late

From: adjectivemarcus
Date: May 8th, 2002 - 07:43 am (Link)
I've come over all Britney Spears. Oh god, what a thought...

From: ciphergoth
Date: May 8th, 2002 - 08:23 am (Link)
But suppose you had *her* brains and ... never mind...

Actually, I'd love to have her body myself. Someone would have to kill her first, of course, but think of the plastination possibilities!

From: adjectivemarcus
Date: May 8th, 2002 - 08:26 am (Link)
*rubs chin thoughtfully*
And if we also employed animatronics, or the Jim Henson Creature Shop........;o)
From: ciphergoth
Date: May 8th, 2002 - 06:49 am (Link)
It doesn't quite ring true that today's 11 year olds could even name Lester Piggott and Cliff Richard. Something is wrong.
From: adjectivemarcus
Date: May 8th, 2002 - 06:58 am (Link)
Or the Beatles. Probably multiple choice:

"Cool, we can be beetles!"
From: feanelwa
Date: May 8th, 2002 - 02:23 pm (Link)
i'm a little worried that there was only 1 girl. either they asked a ridiculously twisted sample, or there's going to be a lot of ftm sex changes in a few years' time...