We could argue all day about whether or not Time's annual 100 Most Influential List -- or any list for that matter -- really says anything relevant about what's happening now. And what's up with that number besides being nice and round? Atlantic Wire commenter therantguy doesn't know and doesn't care!. Inspired by Richard Lawson's critical look at this year's Time 100, he wrote:
Well, we know some fans of the 1996 movie Romeo + Juliet who would argue with you about that first one, therantguy, but you do have a point about the buzz. Just ask our friends -- we're still friends, right? -- at the popular meme and news site BuzzFeed, lists are made to get people talking. Whether it's stupid or not, well, that depends on how influential the list maker is.