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So Barbara Walter’s annual "Most Fascinating People of the Year" special aired last night, and Steve Jobs was the most “fascinating” person. I get that…I have never seen such a reaction like when he passed away. People leaving memorials outside Apple Stores…that ESS is crazy! I do find it interesting that this is the first time that Jobs has been on the list…I guess to paraphrase that old saying “You’re Only Fascinating When You’re Dead.”
Barbara was also fascinated by: Foxy Knoxy…Amanda Knox, former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, Simon Cowell, Donald Trump, the Kardashians, Katy Perry, New York Yankee Derek Jeter, "Modern Family's" gay couple Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet, and Kate Middleton's sister Pippa.
I do agree with a couple of them…especially Derek Jeter. My fascination with Jeter is for absolutely different reasons…my fascination stems from what I wrote about in my blog yesterday. Click here to read about why Derek is awesome!
This is the time for all of these year end retrospectives to come out, and I love that Gawker.com jumped on the Walters train…wait, that sounded gross and dirty…by creating a list of the 10 Least Fascinating People of 2011…Here they are:
--"Glenn Rush Bill Beck Limbaugh O'Reilly"
"Time" magazine revealed their annual Person of the Year. Who was it? Nope, not Derek Jeter and his memorabilia. The nod went to: "The Protester." When I first saw this, I nearly puked in my own mouth…as I immediately thought of the Occupy idiots that like to poop in the streets.
But BJ brought up an excellent point…It’s not just Occupy Wall Street protesters: There have been massive protests around the world all year long, from revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya…to the riots in England… to demonstrations over financial meltdowns in Spain, Greece, and the States . "Time" says, quote, "the protester once again became a maker of history." Solid point, but my vote still goes with Mr. One Night Stand, Derek Jeter.
Here is another year end list that caught my interest….Rolling Stone readers voted for the Best Albums of the Year…Here's the list:
1. "Wasting Light", Foo Fighters
2. "The King of Limbs", Radiohead
3. "El Camino", The Black Keys
4. "21", Adele
5. "Helplessness Blues", Fleet Foxes
6. "Watch the Throne", Jay-Z and Kanye West
7. "Bon Iver", Bon Iver
8. "I'm With You", Red Hot Chili Peppers
9. "Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds", Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
10. "Born This Way", Lady Gaga
I100% agree with the #1…that Foo Fighters CD is so damn good!!!!! I love every song on the disc…granted I am a fan of every Foo’s record, but this was their best effort since The Color & The Shape. As for the rest of the list, I’ll be honest...I haven’t heard most of the albums on the list. First off…I’ve been done with Radio since OK Computer…love their first 3 albums, but once they went “Bleepity Bloop Beep Beep”, I haven’t been feeling it. The Black Keys are one of those bands that I am sure I would like, but I have never made it a pint to check out. I know people are going nuts for Adele, I don’t know much…I do know my wife digs her. Good for the Fleet Foxes…they are a local band that is getting really popular…but it’s not my speed. I listened to the Jay Z / Kanye CD once…Once, and I left it at that because it was boring! No clue who Bon Iver is. The Chili Peppers has garnered zero interest for me to listen to; however, I like that one song we played on KISW. I didn’t realize that Noel Gallagher from Oasis had a solo CD, I’ll stick with listening to the older Oasis stuff. Finally, I have listened to the Lady Gaga CD…I don’t go out of my way to hear it, but when I hear some of the songs, I enjoy it…it’s a guilty pleasure for sure.
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