The Greatest Part About Ricky Gervais Being On Time Magazine’s List of 100 Most Influential People

"Is Ricky influential? I'll think about that the next time he's wrestled me to the ground to squeeze my head."

… is that they got Karl Pilkington to write the piece about why Ricky is so influential.  Here’s my favorite excerpt:

Me calling Ricky, 48, influential would be like Einstein’s mam calling Einstein a genius. I doubt she ever did. I bet she just said she was proud of him but wished he’d comb his hair.

BTW – Congratulations to Suzanne Collins for making the list this year.  In my opinion, her Hunger Games books set the bar in young adult fiction.
You can see the entire list of 100 most influential people here:  The 2010 TIME 100

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Stephenie Meyer and Stephen King actually agree on something!

Stephen King, a vocal critic of Stephenie Meyer, has actually found common ground with the woman who didn’t write a series of vampire books (C’mon, those were not vampires. Vampires can’t go out in the sun. They have fangs. They can’t get near garlic… I digress) The two mega-author-gazillionaires agree that Catching Fire (the Hunger Games sequel) by Suzanne Collins is an excellent book. I was actually at BEA where Collins was doing a signing and giving out free Advanced Reader Copies (ARC), but I couldn’t make it to the signing. I could have thrown my blogger weight around with the publisher, but they would have laughed at me. They may have even held me down and given me a red belly. Who needs that? I’m sure I can find a copy somewhere. I smart. I can do things…Anyway, the book trailer has been released, and it is cool!

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