October 19, 2006

Everybody loves lists

The richest 400. The 50 most beautiful. Hollywood's 100 power players. The FBI's 10 most wanted criminals.

Now three self-described "rowdy philosophers" from New Jersey — Allan Lazar, Dan Karlan and Jeremy Salter — have ranked the 101 "most influential people."

With an asterisk. Because none of them ever lived.

Topping the list at No. 1: "The most famous killer of the last two hundred years," The Marlboro Man. The cowboy of death is followed by "Big Brother" of George Orwell's 1984,a symbol of totalitarianism, intrusive government control and surveillance. The rest of the top 10 is completed by:

3. King Arthur
4. Santa Claus
5. Hamlet
6. Dr. Frankenstein's Monster
7. Siegfried
8. Sherlock Holmes
9. Romeo and Juliet
10. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

The full list can be seen here.

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