April 24, 2005

What do the following people

What do the following people have in common?

  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Albert Einstein
  • Barack Obama
  • Bill Clinton
  • Cesar Chavez
  • Condoleezza Rice
  • Ellen DeGeneres
  • George W. Bush
  • George Washington
  • Hugh Heffner
  • Marilyn Monroe
  • Mel Gibson
  • Michael Jackson
  • Michael Moore
  • Nokola Tesla
  • Dr. Phil McGraw
  • Tiger Woods

After tallying more than a half a million online nominations these are part of candidates for the Discovery Channel/ AOL Top 100 Americans.

You really need to check out the full list. It looks like someone opened a history book and a People magazine and threw darts to pick the nominees.

Michael Jackson? Ellen DeGeneres? Jimmy Carter? Honestly people, if you've every wondered about the intelligence of some of your fellow Americans, this list should tell you all you need to know.

That I had to check the nominee "John Edwards" to determine if it referred to the former vice presidential nominee or the television psychic tells you a little about how absurd the quality of this list is. (For future reference, there's no "s" at the end of the tv psychic's name. I'm so glad I cleared that up.)

Hat tip: David Schantz of A Republic, if you can keep it

[Cross posted at Common Sense Runs Wild]

Posted by Jody at April 24, 2005 01:46 PM | TrackBack
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