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Ten Most Fascinating People

Posted By Cliff Tuttle | December 8, 2014

No. 1,118

Two great media moguls at work. You interview me and I'll interview you.

Two great media moguls at work.
You interview me and I’ll interview you.

No, I do not intend to watch Barbara Walters’ Special.  Hardly any of the people she names as the world’s most are that terribly fascinating to me.

Last year she and I were in agreement on a single candidate — Pope Francis.  But then she couldn’t get an interview, and had to run second-hand stuff for the show. I don’t blame the Pope for not wanting to participate.  Organized media celebrity worship represents much of what is wrong with our materialistic culture.  Plus, think about it — Pope Francis and Taylor Swift on the same platform?

Come to think of it, though, Michael Strahan has the most mesmerizing gap between his front teeth. He knows it and smiles a lot.  The networks, apparently, cannot get enough of it.

I guess that person on the list named Chelsea must be Chelsea Clinton, listed by her married name.  I don’t care enough to look it up, though. Chelsea is only the third most fascinating person in her family. I must admit, nevertheless, that she’s miles and miles ahead of anybody named Kardashian.

And then there are the Royals.  Goes to show what can be done when humans are bred for pretty.

Of course, the eye of each beholder is different. That goes for me, too. So, I decided to compile my own list of the ten most fascinating people in the world.

1.  My wife — the best conversationalist I have ever met;

2.  My daughter — brilliant, creative, imaginative problem solver;

3.  My son-in-law — smartest person I have ever met, as maddeningly logical as Mr. Spock;

4.  My long-time neighbor — renaissance man, compassionate, loved by almost everyone who knows him;

5.  Cyril Wecht —  a little obnoxious at times, but endlessly interesting;

6. Stephen Hawking –, bravest, most optimistic, a great teacher;

7.  Troy Polamalu — an original, unpredictable, a walking contradiction;

8.  Pope Francis — introduced the world to a fresh way of looking at very old ideas;

9.  Yo Yo Ma — the consummate artist, soother of the savage beast;

10. Rand Paul — one of the most candid people in America.


Katy Perry, eat your heart out.

Your turn!




CLIFF TUTTLE has been a Pennsylvania lawyer for over 45 years and (inter alia) is a real estate litigator and legal writer. The posts in this blog are intended to provide general information about legal topics of interest to lawyers and consumers with a Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania focus. However, this information does not constitute legal advice and there is no lawyer-client relationship created when you read this blog. You are encouraged to leave comments but be aware that posted comments can be read by others. If you wish to contact me in privacy, please use the Contact Form located immediately below this message. I will reply promptly and in strict confidence.

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