As the year comes to a close, it’s time for the inevitable look back on some of the most important people, events, and releases of the year. But what about those people, events, and releases that were a complete waste of our time?
In honor of that sentiment, GQ has released 2014′s list of “30 Least Influential People,” recognizing those “who took up vast clouds of oxygen, gave us back nothing of use, and probably helped accelerate the death of our planet.”
GQ‘s Drew Magary notes that the list is not a ranking of the 30 least influential, but rather a random assortment of those who didn’t do all that much to better the earth in the last 11 months. Among them are Bono and U2—or the “Tom Friedman of rock and the rest of his band”—who earned a spot for Songs of Innocence and its forced release into every iTunes user’s library.
Also on the list are President Barack Obama for his response to major catastrophes in the last year, Robin Thicke for cheating on his wife and then writing an entire album to try to win her back, CNN for spending the majority of the year searching for a single plane, and Shia LaBeouf for… well, for being Shia LaBeouf.
Check out GQ for the entire list and bask in the ineptitude that’s been on display throughout 2014.
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