NEW YORK — Heartthrob Leonardo DiCaprio and envelope-pushers Rosie O'Donnell and Sacha Baron Cohen are among the entertainment newsmakers on Time magazine's list of 100 people who shape the world.OK, we all know Time is a liberal rag.. But let me get something straight. Is this the state of civilization these days? That our lives are influenced by Leo and RosieO? For crying out loud folks, how about putting somebody with a brain on that list! And how in the blue blazes does KATE MOSS get in there? What "influence" does she have????????? Does she help to make strung-out, anorexic drug addicts feel better about themselves??
The list of 100 most influential, on newsstands Friday, also includes Queen Elizabeth II, presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, YouTube founders Steve Chen and Chad Hurley, director Martin Scorsese and model Kate Moss. It does not include President Bush. (Huh???? The President of the United States doesn't make it, but Queen Nan from SanFran does???--ed.)
Oh, I see now. The "Entertainers and artists", the absolutely MOST influential people on the planet, come first. Because, hey, they're more important than Condoleeza Rice, who is what many refer to as "Secretary of State." Or Bishop Akinola, the man who has been trying to drag the Epsicopal church back to this little bok called The Bible (Episcopals used to read it now and then. I guess they use it for a coaster for their wine glasses now.) But, I guess these poor unknowns don't garner the same high, lofty status as Tina "So just when are they going to cancel my stupid show, anyway?" Fey or some opera singer. And you know, nothing screams "powerful and influential" like the title "opera singer!!" (Can't you just hear it now? "Don't you know who I am? I'm an...opera singer!!!")
But, alas, this is why Time is what it is. A dinsaur of a rag, with a dwindling readership, destined to go the way of the dodo bird. And when it does somebody, somewhere, will shed a tear.