Time’s 100 Most Influential People poll shows Penny Arcade topping Obama

Friday, 2nd April 2010 21:24 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Time Magazine’s asked readers to vote once again on the 100 Most Influential People in the World, and guess what?

Penny Arcade’s Gabe and Tycho are above President Barack Obama on the list.

Sad thing about this list, is anyone can vote. Robert Pattinson and Adam Lambert’s placements on the list prove this.

So far, here’s the top 19. We refuse to type the 20th listing, lest we summon the demoness:

  1. Conan O’Brien
  2. Yu-Na Kim
  3. Lady Gaga
  4. Rain (Korean pop sensation)
  5. Dana White
  6. Robert Pattinson
  7. Neil Patrick Harris
  8. Adam Lambert
  9. Sachin Tendulkar
  10. Chelsea Handler
  11. Shah Rukh Khan
  12. Ron Paul
  13. Penny Arcade guys
  14. Barack Obama
  15. Beyoncé
  16. Jon Stewart
  17. Stephen Colbert
  18. Manny Pacquiao
  19. Hillary Clinton

Via Kotaku.



  1. Jedi Mind Tricks

    Damn you curiosity!! Even reading that name makes me feel dirty… I heard that if you stare into the mirror and say that name three times she will suddenly appear in a helicopter and shoot your ass!

    #1 5 years ago
  2. YoungZer0

    Never cared for Penny Arcade. At all. What do they do besides boring, unfunny comics?

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Stephany Nunneley

    @1 lol! I could kiss you for that! :-D

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Gekidami

    And yet they couldnt influence people into buying their games to warrent a third episode…

    #4 5 years ago
  5. sam_spade

    YoungZer0, the setup the PAX conventions and run the Child’s Play charity?

    Cheryl Cole (31) above Steve Jobs (40) above Simon Cowell (80)?

    Who on earth is voting?

    #5 5 years ago
  6. one million

    You know you’re not a pop sensation when your name needs an explanation.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Stephany Nunneley

    @6 I added that, actually, just in case no one was hip to him. Like me. I had no idea who the hell he was.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. AHA-Lambda

    I’m not sure what that says about obama but:

    Lady Gaga
    Rain (Korean pop sensation)
    Robert Pattinson
    Penny Arcade guys

    when all of them are rated above you something is wrong O_o

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Freek

    It doesn’t say anything about anybody on the list, but it does say a hell of a lott about the people voting…

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Neolucifer

    OK did time magazine transmuted into seventeen magazine or while i was asleep ?

    #10 5 years ago
  11. TheWulf


    That’s just popular taste for you.


    If I ever have the misfortune of meeting someone who’d rank Lady Gaga (or most of those) in a Top 100 of the most influential people, I’d probably end up in the shower for hours, terrified that I might have caught whatever they have.

    Fortunately, thus far, I am clean.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. TheWulf

    To wit, that Nelson Mandela isn’t on there is a fucking travesty.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. sam_spade

    To be fair, it’s been a while since he put out a single.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. The_Deleted


    #14 5 years ago
  15. NiceFellow

    Interesting to know so many Twilight fans read Time. As well as a fair few other youth groups, too. Who’d have thought it.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Neolucifer

    but do they even really read it ? Or did they just came in to specifically vote , since apparently anyone can do it .

    I’m leaning toward the later .

    #16 5 years ago

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