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Least Influential Person on Time's 'Most Influential People' List?

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Time magazine is once again calling for readers to vote on more than 200 of the "most influential people in the world," and once again the list is chocked full of questionable candidates. The goal is to narrow the list down to 100, which will appear in its annual Time 100 issue, but you're going to have to sift through a lot of chaff to vote.

Here's a taste of the talent: Lana Del Rey, a singer who only gained notoriety when she bombed on "Saturday Night Live"; Tim Tebow, a religious quarterback behind the eponymous "Tebowmania," recently traded to the New York Jets; KONY 2012, a bellyflop awareness campaign founded by Jason Russell, who is oddly absent from the list, despite being more definitively a "person" than his campaign; and Bon Iver, the guy who whined about his Grammy nominations. And of course, there are the usual political candidates -- GOP runners, Obama, Rush Limbaugh, Stephen Colbert.

View the entire list here, and the results here. Current leaders: GOP candidate Ron Paul, "BioShock" creator Ken Levine, and hacker collective Anonymous.


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  • t.eliot, topbard 2012/03/29 22:42:45
    Lana Del Rey
    t.eliot, topbard
    +3
    I don't know who half these people are, so clearly they don't influence me personally, at least not consciously, but come to think of it, neither do the others
  • cinbadl 2012/03/29 22:33:22
  • jere.ch... cinbadl 2012/03/29 23:00:12
    jere.chievres
    +1
    DITTO!
  • jere.chievres 2012/03/29 22:31:26 (edited)
    LMFAO
    jere.chievres
    +10
    None of those idiots influence me.
  • abubinc... jere.ch... 2012/03/29 22:51:57
    abubincrazy
    How bout that Abu guy?
    Demi is REALLY pining for him. He's from Craplodia, and word is she really digs his accent.
  • Sinister Ken Doll™ 2012/03/29 22:28:04
    Lana Del Rey
    Sinister Ken Doll™
    +2
    who the heck is lana del rey?!!!!!!!!!
  • jere.ch... Siniste... 2012/03/29 23:00:54
    jere.chievres
    A little known singer.
  • Siniste... jere.ch... 2012/03/29 23:10:41
    Sinister Ken Doll™
    +1
    'little known'
    yeah, that sounds about right lol
  • abubincrazy 2012/03/29 22:14:39
    Other...
    abubincrazy
    +2
    Abu Bin Crazy-
    Omniscient, infallible,virile, HUMBLE.
    The most interesting avatar on Earth, and yet still a relatively unheralded commentator on the influential SodaHead website.
  • Aspect of B 2012/03/29 22:13:41
    LMFAO
    Aspect of B
    +3
    Um...I don't think even one entry on that list is actually influential. : |
  • kitkat42 2012/03/29 22:12:19
    Other...
    kitkat42
    +4
    All of the above are least influential. What a loser list.
  • The Elitist Libtard SodaJerk 2012/03/29 22:02:12
    Bon Iver
    The Elitist Libtard SodaJerk
    +2
    For Real Bon Iver? The only reason why I've heard of him before the Grammy's is because I had to turn it off the night they were on the Colbert Report.
  • Gooky 2012/03/29 21:59:56
  • JohnT 2012/03/29 21:57:20
    Other...
    JohnT
    +3
    None of the above. I am a senior none of those folks would be influential to any of us with our own independent mind and spirit. I don't know most of them and don't care. I can remember growing up and my parents telling us don't fall in line with the crowd be and a independent person. Care less what they wear, what they say and how they act. None of it has anything to do with you. Use your brains, your skills, work hard, and base opinions on facts not emotions.
  • wicked soda boy 2012/03/29 21:55:11
    Other...
    wicked soda boy
    +3
    After looking over the complete list, I'd say it's a toss up between Alec Baldwin and Kim Jung Un... Both are legends, but only in their own minds.
  • Freebird 2012/03/29 21:49:44
    Other...
    Freebird
    +2
    How about all of the above? None of these people have had any influence over me.
  • CUDDLY BUT STILL CRABBY 2012/03/29 21:39:15
    Other...
    CUDDLY BUT STILL CRABBY
    +4
    The least? Surely it must be BHO. If he is not on the list by design of the authors, it's because he come in at number one LEAST influential.
  • Mel the Witch POTL PWCM~JLA 2012/03/29 21:39:06
    Ashton Kutcher
    Mel the Witch POTL PWCM~JLA
    +4
    Who Give a flying F*** who these people are
  • jere.ch... Mel the... 2012/03/29 23:02:27
    jere.chievres
    +1
    Not I.
  • Maddog 2012/03/29 21:29:16
    Jessica Simpson
    Maddog
    +3
    Douchebags all!
  • Spinda 2012/03/29 21:25:17
    Lana Del Rey
    Spinda
    +3
    Most of these people are overrated, talentless hacks. Lana Del Rey, really? *facepalm*
  • MR. 2012/03/29 21:23:55
    Other...
    MR.
    +2
    ...who's the editor of TIME magazine,...Oh' you know, well anyway, that guy!
  • DS in Oak Ridge NC 2012/03/29 21:07:59
    LMFAO
    DS in Oak Ridge NC
    +3
    LMFAO since there's no way a dead-tree publication can ever hope to have a finger on the nation's pulse, or distinguish Movers & Shakers from Shaky, Shady Moves anymore.
  • Grammar Freak 2012/03/29 21:06:54
    Other...
    Grammar Freak
    +2
    Well, I know who a couple of these people are, but they have not influenced me in any way.
    So... they all win the least influential people award.
  • (>*~*)>Zombiecat<(*-*<) 2012/03/29 21:02:59
  • ♫♪‼Chloey Arddun‼♫♪ 2012/03/29 20:59:51
    Lana Del Rey
    ♫♪‼Chloey Arddun‼♫♪
    +3
    How are ANY of these people influential?
  • mae 2012/03/29 20:57:14 (edited)
    Other...
    mae
    +1
    All The Above...What's happening in Time Magazine offices that This is the best they can come up with? a gentle suggestion: Don't buy this issue. Leave it where it lies on the Magazine rack...That will get better results from Time than anything else you do...If you subscribe, drop them a Letter to the Editor, and speak up! The list should say: " Most Lame Celebrities Who Sort Of Contibuted to American Culture In Some Way We Can't Describe"...
  • jere.ch... mae 2012/03/29 23:03:35
    jere.chievres
    Nope.
  • Salonje 2012/03/29 20:43:02
    KONY 2012
    Salonje
    +2
    Big Scam
  • hari 2012/03/29 20:35:38
    LMFAO
    hari
    +2
    no one bothers now as lost credibility
  • Golden Panther 2012/03/29 20:29:10
    Other...
    Golden Panther
    +2
    Depending on what world you are from and or living on. In my case my list is the only relevant one and that would be headed by my wife.
  • Sterling 2012/03/29 20:20:53
    Jessica Simpson
    Sterling
    +2
    Let's be honest, these polls are always crap.
  • Portholus 2012/03/29 20:17:47
    LMFAO
    Portholus
    +4
    I can not believe that most of these people actually made this list. After reading the entire list, I had not heard of most of them and wish at least one on the list (obama) had even LESS influence than he does. He has done enough damage.
  • Tennessee3501 2012/03/29 20:09:36 (edited)
    LMFAO
    Tennessee3501
    +2
    Where are Sandra Bullock and Michele Bachmann? Sandra is America's sweetheart! Michele is a leader in the women's consevative movement! They should both be on the list!
  • Bill 2012/03/29 19:59:34
  • Lisa 2012/03/29 19:52:07
    LMFAO
    Lisa
    +2
    As far as I know, they haven't helped anybody in anyway
  • BlackwinterG36C 2012/03/29 19:41:49
    LMFAO
    BlackwinterG36C
    +2
    LMFAO has one hit wonder written all over them.
  • RoseyRhod 2012/03/29 19:41:22
    Lana Del Rey
    RoseyRhod
    +2
    "LMFAO" is not even a person (as far as I know) and I had never even heard of this broad before this moment. So my vote is on her.
  • Jeremiah 2012/03/29 19:32:06
    Other...
    Jeremiah
    +4
    None of these are influential that I can see. Even Jeremy Lin is now a has-been. Ashton Kutcher is a never-was.
  • smitty 2012/03/29 19:28:04
    LMFAO
    smitty
    +1
    I am not even going to bother with the list. I stopped reading time about 10 years ago which in fact makes time influential. I just pick this because my kids love to shuffle.

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