Friday, November 02, 2007

Interesting, but genius? C'mon, really?

A list was compiled in the UK that “decided” the top 100 living geniuses throughout the world. Created by a consulting firm using email, I have to wonder who exactly they decided to contact via email phishing.

While I understand and may even agree with a number of entries, I have to question the inclusion and placement of a few “winners”… I mean come on I like the old country song “Jolene” as much as the next red-blooded American, but Dolly Parton included in a list of the world’s greatest living geniuses?

Mohammed Ali is there too… but he can't keep that top fifty spot of the treasured number 43 all to himself, he’s tied with that genius of cultural evolution: Osama Bin Laden.

Click here to laugh, cry and scratch your head at the results. - DN


Nicholas Wineman said...

Wow, that was the biggest waste of web space since EbaumsWorld. How is Matt Groening in the top ten, let alone higher that Stephen hawking? and how is John Williams tied with so many people undeserving of being even close to him? I find it rather a stupid list to be perfectly honest. said...

It was proof (as if we needed more) that popular opinions are of little value. - DN

Anonymous said...

They left out Moe, Curly and Joe