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The People Who Shape Our World – Artists and Entertainers

As you probably know, Time magazine has come out with its annual issue list of “The People Who Shape Our World.”  Last December, Time shrugged its collective shoulders when it selected its “Person of the Year,” and put a shiny reflective rectangle on the cover.  Its “Person of the Year” was… you.  Or me.  Or the weird guy looking over my shoulder at the newstand.  I don’t know, and no one cared.

Now the editors have got a chance to make up for that loser of an idea.  I’m sure you know that President Bush was not deemed “influential” enough to be included on the list.  Very nice.  Very chic.

Now, let’s take a look at who did make the cut…

Artists & Entertainers

Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio, of course.  Too cute not to include, I suppose.  What caught my eye were the two “Artists & Entertainers” who were represented not by photographs, but by illustrations:

Kate Moss

Kate Moss, who’s now apparently too transluscent to be captured on film, and…

Rosie O

…Rosie O’Donnell.  I hear they tried to photograph her from this angle, but her chins kept obscuring her cleavage.  Oh, snap!

Now, the fact that I have not heard of any particular person on this list does not necessarily mean that he or she is not influential.  But in the “Artists & Entertainers” category, you’d think I’d at least recognize a majority of the names.  Am I this ignorant?  Here’s who I don’t know in this category: Youssou N’Dour, Anna Netrebko, Rick Rubin, Alber Elbaz, America Ferrera, Simon Fuller, Brian Grazer, John Mayer, David Mitchell, Shonda Rhimes, and Kara Walker.  Should I know them?  That’s 11 out of 22 names I’m clueless about.  Except maybe Rick Rubin, but I could be thinking of that guy in President Clinton’s cabinet.

Anyway, onward!


Next related posts: Leaders & Revolutionaries, Heroes & Pioneers, Scientists & Thinkers, Builders & Titans


4 responses to “The People Who Shape Our World – Artists and Entertainers

  1. Asher Heimermann May 10, 2007 at 8:53 pm

    WTF, Rosie? She is just, wried.

    Asher Heimermann

  2. eric gaines May 10, 2007 at 9:33 pm

    “Oh Snap”—WTF ??

  3. Mike Kriskey May 10, 2007 at 10:10 pm

    If you prefer, substitute “Oh no, he didn’t!” Unless I’m misusing it. Would parentheses have helped?

    I should probably stick to pre-90s slang.

    How about, “Zing!” Or the old standby, “Ba-DUM-bum.” Which I can’t spell.

  4. ashley hulsey August 14, 2010 at 11:08 am

    haha they put rosies face on lara crofts bodie from tomb raider underworld!

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