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EYEWEAR'S PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR SHORTLIST

Ephemeralists will want to know who Eyewear blog felt was the "Personality of the Year".  To be shortlisted HERE, the person(s) must have been a meme or near-meme, and in some other way made a huge impact on the cultural, and pop cultural, mediascape, either by achieving or enduring something, killing people, or dying.

Think thousands of tweets, jokes, comments, headlines, and even poems, generated, by these people, some fictional. So, we are mainly thinking here of actors, musicians, political figures, spies, trend-setters, and, of course, writers. Recourse was made to the BBC, to Time magazine, NME, Q, The Guardian, the FT, The Sunday Times, and various other news and culture sources online and off.  Poets, by their nature under the radar, did not make it onto this list, sadly, except in the person of James Franco.



ANDY MURRAY
ALICE MUNRO
ARCTIC MONKEYS
BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH
CARLOS DANGER
COREY MONTEITH
DAN BROWN
DAVID BOWIE
DONNA TARTT
DR WHO
EDWARD SNOWDEN
HAIM
HUGO CHAVEZ
IDRIS ELBA
IRON MAN
JAMES FRANCO
JEAN CLAUDE VAN DAMME
JUSTIN BIEBER
KANYE WEST
KIM KARDASHIAN
LORDE
LOU REED
MALALA
MARGARET THATCHER
MARY POPPINS
MILEY CYRUS
NICOLAS BRODY
NELSON MANDELA
ONE DIRECTION
OBAMA
OSCAR PISTORIUS
PAUL WALKER
PHIL ROBERTSON
PIXIES
POPE FRANCIS
RON BURGUNDY
ROB FORD
ROBERT GALBRAITH/ JK ROWLING
ROBERT REDFORD
SANDRA BULLOCK
SHERYL SANDBERG
THE ROYAL BABY, PRINCE GEORGE
THE SYRIAN CHILD REFUGEE
TOM CLANCY
WALTER WHITE



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