Sunday, July 29, 2012
100 Greatest People of 2012: #50-41
#50 - Steve Burns. The man who lived with Blue for a very long time. He solved countless clues and accepted our help without a single complaint. When he left, he went to college! What a class act. Irreplaceable. Although they tried.
#49 - Patton Oswalt. Luckily, he's still alive! King of Queens. Ratatouille. Airplanes with Henry Winkler. This man has done it all. He's pretty cool, pretty funny. Sure Patton isn't a common name, but hey, it's not bad.
#48 - Ellen DeGeneres. Not only does she have her own talk show, but she played Dory in Finding Nemo! She might be the new Queen of Comedy, since Lucille Ball passed. She's a cool person. Not afraid to be herself.
#47 - Patrick Warburton. It's safe to say he's the King of Pre-Ride Spiels. Not only has he done Soarin' at Epcot, but he created the most hilarious parody for Funny or Die. He was Kronk in Emperor's New Groove. Joe on Family Guy. Jeff on Rules of Engagement. Spotless resume.
#46 - Barney Stinson. The writer of the Bro Code! He's a character on How I Met Your Mother, portrayed by Neil Patrick Harris. Stinson is a modern day Renaissance Man, fighter-jet pilot, and many other things. He's legen -- wait for it -- dary!
#45 - Edward Talpey. Like Pavlou, I couldn't find a picture of Talpey, so I used what he's known for. The Goldenrod. Yes, Edward Talpey created The Goldenrod restaurant in York Beach, Maine. Best known for taffy, it also boasts great slushies, omelettes, club sandwiches, meatloaf, etc. Great establishment! Nice work, Talpey! Granted, he lived over 100 years ago, but still. Nice work!
#44 - Milan Lucic. The hardest hitting man in the NHL. Lucic is a beast for the Bruins, best known for his monster hits on opponents. He's a Stanley Cup champion, among other things. Lucic is a very tough guy and has been my favorite hockey player for quite some time.
#43 - Ryan Seacrest. He's everywhere! Lightning round: American Idol, Top 40, Today Show, E!, Commercials with Joel McHale, New Year's Rockin' Eve. He does it all. America's host man. This post will be right back after the commercial break. Just kidding. I'm not a sellout.
#42 - Tomie dePaola. The best author in the world. He grew up on 26 Fairmount Avenue and then wrote a book about it. His three books, 26 Fairmount Avenue, Here We All Are, and On My Way, are my three favorites of his. Him and his books will forever live in this blog's lore.
#41 - Happy Gilmore. Tour Champion one year. Gilmore can drive it over 400 yards with an uncharacteristic swing. He eventually learned how to putt with Chubbs and took down Shooter McGavin to win his grandmother's house back. Adam Sandler portrays him. If that shot of his was in real golf, SportsCenter would put it on Top Plays everyday and it would win the ESPY for Best Play.
Tomorrow we reach the Top 40 People! Seacrest will not be hosting it.