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The 101 most influential people who never lived


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  • The 101 most influential people who never lived

    An article in USA Today talks about a book that lists the 101 most influential people who never lived.
    "How characters of myth, legends, television, and movies have shaped our society, changed our behavior, and set the course of history." (according to the subtitle of the book)

    What do you think of this list?:

    1. The Marlboro Man
    2. Big Brother
    3. King Arthur
    4. Santa Claus (St. Nick)
    5. Hamlet
    6. Dr. Frankenstein's Monster
    7. Siegfried
    8. Sherlock Holmes
    9. Romeo and Juliet
    10. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
    11. Uncle Tom
    12. Robin Hood
    13. Jim Crow
    14. Oedipus
    15. Lady Chatterly
    16. Ebenezer Scrooge
    17. Don Quixote
    18. Mickey Mouse
    19. The American Cowboy
    20. Prince Charming
    21. Smokey Bear
    22. Robinson Crusoe
    23. Apollo and Dionysus
    24. Odysseus
    25. Nora Helmer
    26. Cinderella
    27. Shylock
    28. Rosie the Riveter
    29. Midas
    30. Hester Prynne
    31. The Little Engine That Could
    32. Archie Bunker
    33. Dracula
    34. Alice in Wonderland
    35. Citizen Kane
    36. Faust
    37. Figaro
    38. Godzilla
    39. Mary Richards
    40. Don Juan
    41. Bambi
    42. William Tell
    43. Barbie
    44. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
    45. Venus and Cupid
    46. Prometheus
    47. Pandora
    48. G.I. Joe
    49. Tarzan
    50. Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock
    51. James Bond
    52. Hansel and Gretel
    53. Captain Ahab
    54. Richard Blaine
    55. The Ugly Duckling
    56. Loch Ness Monster (Nessie)
    57. Atticus Finch
    58. Saint Valentine
    59. Helen of Troy
    60. Batman
    61. Uncle Sam
    62. Nancy Drew
    63. J.R. Ewing
    64. Superman
    65. Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn
    66. HAL 9000
    67. Kermit the Frog
    68. Sam Spade
    69. The Pied Piper
    70. Peter Pan
    71. Hiawatha
    72. Othello
    73. The Little Tramp
    74. King Kong
    75. Norman Bates
    76. Hercules (Herakles)
    77. Dick Tracy
    78. Joe Camel
    79. The Cat in the Hat
    80. Icarus
    81. Mammy
    82. Sindbad
    83. Amos 'n' Andy
    84. Buck Rogers
    85. Luke Skywalker
    86. Perry Mason
    87. Dr. Strangelove
    88. Pygmalion
    89. Madame Butterfly
    90. Hans Beckert
    91. Dorothy Gale
    92. The Wandering Jew
    93. The Great Gatsby
    94. Buck (Jack London, The Call of the Wild)
    95. Willy Loman
    96. Betty Boop
    97. Ivanhoe
    98. Elmer Gantry
    99. Lilith
    100. John Doe
    101. Paul Bunyan

    Seriously, I thought that Santa would be #1 and that Mickey Mouse would rank a bit higher.
    But Prince Charming ranking above Cinderella???
    Press today is so concerned with cool vs. not cool that they're starting to forget good vs. bad. I'm not sure I'll ever be "cool", but I will always tirelessly strive to be "great". - Josh Groban

  • #2
    Re: The 101 most influential people who never lived

    More women seek their "Prince Charming" than men go looking for good hearted girls like Cinderella.


    • #3
      Re: The 101 most influential people who never lived

      Why isn't Ratigan on the list??? :lol:


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