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    Which Wizard of Oz character do you most closely identify with?
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    Dorothy
    5.56%
    1
    The Scarecrow
    16.67%
    3
    The Tin Man
    22.22%
    4
    The Cowardly Lion
    11.11%
    2
    Toto
    5.56%
    1
    The Wizard
    5.56%
    1
    Aunty Em
    0.00%
    0
    Uncle Henry
    5.56%
    1
    Glynda, the good witch
    0.00%
    0
    The Wicked Witch of the West
    0.00%
    0
    The Wicked Witch of the East
    0.00%
    0
    The head monkey
    0.00%
    0
    one of the enlisted monkeys
    16.67%
    3
    the head soldier to the Wicked witch
    5.56%
    1
    one of the enlisted soldiers
    0.00%
    0
    a male munchkin
    0.00%
    0
    a female munchkin
    0.00%
    0
    the cat Toto chased
    0.00%
    0
    the tree who got mad when the gang picked his apples
    5.56%
    1
    Other
    0.00%
    0

  • #2
    Originally posted by lakechampainer View Post
    Which Wizard of Oz character do you most closely identify with?
    Like most here at ACG should, I id with the flying monkeys
    "Ask not what your country can do for you"

    Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

    you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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    • #3
      I identify most with The Cowardly Lion, for the obvious reason you would expect.

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      • #4
        One of the enlisted monkeys because I would get to fly using my own power and not have to go through TSA to fly.
        “When you're in jail, a good friend will be trying to bail you out. A best friend will be in the cell next to you saying, 'Damn, that was fun'.”
        ― Groucho Marx

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        • #5
          Tin Man - Getting rustier by the day.
          Any metaphor will tear if stretched over too much reality.

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          • #6
            I identify with the Tin Man as well. For many reasons.
            This bass guitar kills TERRORISTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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            • #7
              Scarecrow - some days I think I need a brain.
              "War is sorrowful, but there is one thing infinitely more horrible than the worst horrors of war, and that is the feeling that nothing is worth fighting for..."
              -- Harper's Weekly, December 31, 1864

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              • #8
                Tinman - because I played him in a school production of the musical.
                Signing out.

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                • #9
                  I've hated the Wizard of Oz my entire life. And the damn adults, teachers, family, daycare workers just kept reaching to play it! Agh! THAT MOVIE SUX!! And it's a terrible moral lesson as the following link proves!

                  http://www.cracked.com/article_18881...ood-witch.html

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Cicero View Post
                    I've hated the Wizard of Oz my entire life. And the damn adults, teachers, family, daycare workers just kept reaching to play it! Agh! THAT MOVIE SUX!! And it's a terrible moral lesson as the following link proves!

                    http://www.cracked.com/article_18881...ood-witch.html
                    At the risk of upsetting you, below is a link to the wikipedia article on the apparent/alleged political meanings in the Wizard of Oz. below is an excerpt from the one I find most unsettling - the one of course you mentioned above:

                    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Politic...l_Wizard_of_Oz

                    Additional allegories have been developed, without claims that they were originally intended by Baum. The text has been treated as a theosophical allegory.[17] In 1993 W. Geoffrey Seeley recast the story as an exercise in treachery, suggesting the supposed "Good Witch Glinda" used an innocent, ignorant patsy (Dorothy) to overthrow both her own sister witch (Witch of the West) and the Wizard of Oz, leaving herself as undisputed master of all four corners of Oz: North, East, West and (presumably The Emerald City) South. She even showed her truest "Machiavellian brilliance" by allowing the story to be entitled after the weakest of her three opponents. Glinda could have told Dorothy that the "silver slippers would easily do the job [of returning Dorothy to her beloved home] but decided that a destabilizing force such as Dorothy might be just the thing to shake up her other rival [The Wizard Of Oz]."[18] Kassinger, in her book Gold: From Greek Myth to Computer Chips, purports that "The Wizard symbolizes bankers who support the gold standard and oppose adding silver to it... Only Dorothy's silver slippers can take her home to Kansas", meaning that by Dorothy not realizing that she had the silver slippers the whole time, Dorothy, or "the westerners", never realized they already had a viable currency of the people.[19]
                    Last edited by lakechampainer; 05 Jan 13, 08:50.

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                    • #11
                      Scarecrow.
                      I didn't realize it, until this poll.

                      "Advances in technology tend to overwhelm me."

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                      • #12
                        From symbolism wiki - more about the symbols in OZ. Includes many cartoons, etc. which may have influenced the author's (Baum) work.

                        http://symbolism.wikia.com/wiki/The_...l_Wizard_of_Oz







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                        • #13
                          I voted Dorothy since I don't have a clue about real life.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Nick the Noodle View Post
                            I voted Dorothy since I don't have a clue about real life.
                            Or how to properly land a house!

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                            • #15
                              The Wizard.
                              Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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