There's nothing I love more than a Top 100 list - People Magazine's 20 Sexiest Albinos, VH1's Top 100 Has-Beens Countdown, the FBI's 10 Most Wanted...I can't get enough of these lists! I'm a sucker for any magazine - even CAT FANCY will get my dollar - that plasters the words "TOP 100" on the cover. I want to read the list, and I want to know who won! Even better, I like to go through these magazines with a marker and circle the entries that I personally would have voted for. It just gives me a feeling of satisfaction, that's all.
So I decided to create my own Top 100 list, and here it goes: THE TOP 100 TRAINWRECKS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. No, not literally. This ain't about Amtrak, unless you met a history-making crazy person on one of their trains. Rather, my list is a countdown of the top 100 most dysfunctional, toxic, nightmarish people of the past 100 years.
Now, let me fine tune this concept. Most likely, the first names to come to mind will be, like, Hitler or Chuck Manson. Well, yes, they're trainwrecks, and sure, I'll accept them, but I'm not really talking about people who were just plain MEAN. I'm talking about people who had issues. Issues with gracefulness, couture issues, acting-out issues....you understand, I'm sure.
Enough introductory blather. LET THE WRECKING BALL SWING!!!!
And let the mud fly.