Someone just remarked to me that calling Mother Theresa ‘bad’ was only relative; on a scale of 1 to 10, was she as bad as Hitler, or Pol Pot?
So now, probably because I’m a little stoned, I’m trying to organize Bad People, which is harder than it sounds.
On the spectrum of Bad People, with Hitler being the Most Bad, who would be the Least Bad? I can’t even begin to figure out how to define the lowest rung of Badness.
So fuck that.
How about just creating a list of the top ten Worst People? That shouldn’t be too hard.
If we include everyone in history, we might not even get to Hitler, so we have to limit this to 20th and 21st Century, because on everyone’s list, Hitler is always number one. It’s a given. Hitler never gets old. Just look at your cable history channel or go to a book store.
So now we have Hitler and we need 9 more Worst People.
Here’s where I am:
I’m too stoned to capitalize, and they’re not in order, obviously.
Is it wrong to include Roman Polanski? It took me years to admit he was bad, and I may have magnified his badness to make up for lost time.
Don’t argue about Madonna. She launched a million pole-dancers pretending to be singers. She can be number ten, how’s that?
Okay, now I need help.
Would it be easier to make it Top Twenty? Or can we agree on ten?