You'll now doubt have heard the news. They've done it again this year. The folks at Time have published their list of the World's 100 Most Influential People. As usual I checked, but they had unaccountably left me out.
But I'm not bitter. At least I wasn't until I saw some of the people they had included. Dan will be a little disappointed that Mariah Carey is only the 8th most influential Artist/Performer. However, maybe you can explain just what great World Issues she is influencing, Dan?
I'm sure that many of the planet's billions haven't heard of most of these people. I certainly hadn't. There's a large bias towards Americans, understandable, of course, which probably explains why I'm not there.
They've also left out Boris Johnson. Boris has just been elected Mayor of London. I never agreed with them setting up an elected Mayor, since taxpayers like me are contributing to the cost of election, yet we don't live in London, or get a vote. But Boris' victory makes it worthwhile.
So I shouldn't feel too bad about being left out. It's not just me. And there's always next year...