2012's Least Influential People

'GQ' provides a year-end list we can get behind
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 28, 2012 1:58 PM CST
2012's Least Influential People
This 2003 file photo shows Lance Armstrong waving on the podium after he won his fifth consecutive Tour de France cycling race, in Paris.   (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)

If all those year-end lists of inspiring, fascinating, and otherwise amazing people has you feeling bad about yourself, turn instead to GQ's end-of-the-year list of 2012's least influential people, a group of "zeros" it refers to as insignificant and thoroughly uninspiring:

  • Mitt Romney: "Did anyone vote enthusiastically for Mitt Romney? Of course not. Voting for Romney is like hooking up with the last single person at the bar at 4am."
  • Madonna: "That cheerleading outfit isn't making you look any younger, Madge." Get out of the way, we have Ke$ha now.

  • Lance Armstrong: "Every year brings new and incontrovertible evidence that Lance Armstrong is the polar opposite of the inspiring legend he was once made out to be."
  • Adam Sandler: "At this point, the only reason Sandler makes movies is so that Rob Schneider can earn a living."
  • Occupy Wall Street protesters: "You really showed those Wall Street bigwigs you meant business by failing to adopt proper leadership and embodying virtually every awful liberal-hippie stereotype. ... Say what you will about the Tea Party, at least it managed to get people elected."
The entire hilarious list is worth a read. (Read more lists stories.)

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