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Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton
SIR ERNEST HENRY SHACKLETON
Rank: George Ivan Awesomeoff
Nominated by Ivan Awesomeoff

3rd Place May 09

Men wanted for hazardous journey,
Small wages, bitter cold.
Long months of complete darkness,
Constant danger, safe return doubtful.
Honour and recognition in case of success.

I think the ad that Shackleton put in the paper to recruit crew for his Endurance Journey is a major reason for his sucess.  Any leader that can bring a group of men together and keep them together and survive what they endured is a hero.

Summary of the two year Endurance Voyage: Polar Explorer, Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton has received hero status for his Endurance Voyage, (appropriately named.)   He started the voyage in hopes to make a sea to sea traverse across Antarctica.  However, his ship the Endurance became frozen in ice pack.  Shackleton and his crew survived the extreme conditions on the Antarctic Ice shelf for 497 days (including 4 month of darkness).

The long awaited melting and shifting of the ice did not free their ship...it shredded it to splinters.  Marooned on the melting ice.  Shackleton marched his men toward the open waters where they launched the life boats to reach Elephant Island.  Once there, the crew set up camp where they lived on penguins and seals while Shackleton and 5 other men set out for help.  They boarded the 23 foot James Caird  and rowed it some 800 miles in icy waters for 19 days sustained by rations of hoosh.

Miracoulsly they arrived on South Georgia Island, but the wrong side.  Shackleton and two others decided to traverse the icy cliffs and fields of cravases,  (PS, this is 1915...where the Wool sweaters were the technical gear) to reach the whaling outpost on the other side.  Reaching the outpost Shackleton may have felt relieved to be alive...but he remained determined to rescue his men.   This alone took three different attempts over 3 months.

It is truly amazing that his entire crew survived, one of the most amazing journeys in the history of mankind.

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Little Superstar
LITTLE SUPERSTAR
Rank: George Ivan Awesomeoff
Nominated by Ivan Awesomeoff

October 2008 Champion

If we had a resident science teacher, and they gave us a weekly pop quiz:

"Define the word awesome using a carbon-based life form weighing less than 50 lbs."

 The only answer possible... is Little Superstar.  

 

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Rank: George The Dude
The Dude commented ( about Little Superstar ) on 9/24/2009
This video just makes me happy every time I watch it! reply high five

Rank: George Ivan Awesomeoff
Ivan Awesomeoff commented ( about Little Superstar ) on 9/15/2009
There is no doubt in my mind that if we sent Little Superstar back in time 2009 years and he did this dance he would have out shined Jesus and have overtaken the title of 'son of god'. reply high five

Rank: Teddy Godbot
Godbot replied to Ivan Awesomeoff on 9/15/2009
Sorry, but Jesus is "Lord of the Dance." reply high five

Rank: Pepper Zahg
Zahg replied to Godbot on 9/16/2009
I thought that was Michael Flatley. reply high five

Rank: Schultz Under the Radar
Under the Radar commented ( about Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton ) on 5/10/2009
Heroes are inherently awesome. reply high five

Rank: Schultz Kaapuetz
Kaapuetz replied to Under the Radar on 5/11/2009
Neil Peart is my hero. reply high five

Rank: Pepper Patrick Moniz
Patrick Moniz replied to Kaapuetz on 5/11/2009
This guy is amazing, I think that him, Captain Kirk, and Chuck Norris should form a team of awesomeness. reply high five

Rank: Schultz Under the Radar
Under the Radar replied to Patrick Moniz on 5/12/2009
It would be the AAA-Team! reply high five

Rank: Pepper Zahg
Zahg replied to Under the Radar on 9/8/2009
Fixing your car in a jiffy with phasers, round house kicks and ice picks. reply high five


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