06/24/2005: And here's why Discovery Channel's "100 Greatest Americans" is a joke:
From the ascerbic computer cursor of Dave Palmer, on the SKEPTIC list:
The Discovery Channel's asinine 100 Greatest Americans show is down to its top five greatest Americans. Most of those who made the top 25 were recent celebrities. Coming in at #6, yes the sixth greatest American ever, was none other than Dubya. That alone should give you the measure of the room. Left in the dust were such nobodies as Jefferson, Edison, the Wrights, and FDR. The only artist of note who even made the top 100 was Twain.
The top five vying for the grand prize of a lifetime supply of Rice-a-Roni and Turtle Wax are: Ben Franklin, George Washington, Abe Lincoln, Martin Luther King, and...gag me with a spoon...Ronnie Reagan.
They even have a "celebrity panel" that is somehow supposed to lend some kind of credence to this farce. The panel consists of Dennis Miller, Ann Coulter and Randy Jackson. Hey, Dennis, Ann, remember now: only ONE of you can suck Reagan's dick at a time...
Len on 06.24.05 @ 09:58 AM CST