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100 Most Influential People

Thanks to my friend Andy K (of the Jukebox), I’ve learned a way to make Top Ten lists. Just pick a topic and list the first relevant things that come to your mind. This is both definitive and hilarious. Here is my list of The 100 Most Influential People of the Past 100 Years, in order of ascending influence. Ask me again tomorrow, and I’ll give you another 100.

The 100 Most Influential People of the Past 100 Years

100. Charlie Chaplin
99. James Joyce
98. Virginia Madsen
97. Jimmy Hoffa
96. Mr. Magoo
95. Hank Williams
94. Donald Duck
93. Chelsea Clinton
92. Al Gore’s Daughters
91. John McLoughlin
90. Frank Capra
89. Yoda
88. Sonny Bono
87. L. Frank Baum
86. Dr. Seuss
85. The Lorax
84. Chris Farley
83. Bigfoot
82. Albert Einstein
81. Cher
80. DJ Jazzy Jeff
79. Jon Arbuckle
78. Fatty Arbuckle
77. Fats Waller
76. Fats Domino
75. Georgia O’Keefe
74. Thomas Kinkade
73. Jackson Pollack
72. Mary Engelbreight
71. Frankenstein
70. Dracula
69. Wolfman Jack
68. Teen Wolf
67. Steven Spielberg
66. Larry King
65. Richie Sambora
64. Robert Oppenheimer
63. Samuel L. Jackson
62. Lois Lane
61. Clark Kent
60. Bruce Wayne
59. Calvin
58. Hobbes
57. George Foreman Grill
56. Bono
55. Kurt Cobain
54. Andy K
53. Lennon/McCartney
52. Robert “Zimmy” Zimmerman
51. Homer Simpson
50. Rocky the Flying Squirrel
49. Keanu Reeves
48. Albert Brooks
47. Winsor McCay
46. Michael Jordan
45. Bill Bowerman
44. Ronald Weasley
43. Charles Bukowski
42. Hunter S. Thompson
41. Johnny Depp
40. Donald “Duck” Dunn
39. Keith Richards
38. Buddy Holly
37. Norah Jones
36. The Great Gonzo
35. Dustin Diamond
34. Stabbone
33. McGraw
32. King Kong
31. Shigeru Miyamoto
30. Yukio Mishima
29. Son House
28. Dave Eggers
27. Natalie Portman
26. Winston Churchill
25. FDR
24. Nelson Mandela
23. Ringo Starr
22. Prince William
21. Robin Williams
20. William Carlos Williams
19. Wilson Pickett
18. Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster
17. June Carter
16. Reese Witherspoon
15. Johnny Cash
14. Joaquin Phoenix
13. Ray Charles
12. Eddie Murphy
11. Stephen Hawking
10. Justin Timberlake
9. Charles Baxter
8. Grace Paley
7. Raymond Carver
6. Clive Cussler
5. Mark Twain
4. Barack Obama
3. Jimmy Carter
2. Hans Conried
1. Kenneth Lay