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People Worthy of Attention
« on: March 02, 2010, 02:28:19 AM »


Following from my watching of a documentary, which end feature had speeches from Carl Sagan, Bill Hicks and George Carlin -- all dead -- I was just wondering, who living is truly worth paying attention to? Let's create a list. Should prove not only a fruitful endeavour, but an interesting way of gauging our members interests and minds.

I'll start - Stephen Fry.


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Re: People Worthy of Attention
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2010, 02:54:29 AM »

    Stephen Fry.
    Barak Obama.

Mostly because of the position he holds


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Re: People Worthy of Attention
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2010, 02:54:44 AM »

Stephen Fry truly does bring the knowledge.

Funny how three out of four people you mentioned are comedians. I think gifted and intelligent comedians tend to have an uncanny insight into the quirks and trials of modern living, and thus capture the attention of the audience. True humour lies in the audience's ability to relate to observations a comedian makes, whether they be political, social or otherwise.

As for who is worth listening to, I guess it depends on what you want to know.

In keeping with the British theme, I'll say James May - a fellow journo of course.
"How is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain. Remember when I took that home winemaking course, and I forgot how to drive?" - Who else? - Homer J.

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