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How to Change the World: A Photo Tutorial

By Mswas Sawsm | Seriously Random Lists | December 27, 2012 | Comments ()


How can you change the world? Scroll through these photos and learn how.















Get it? All you have to do to change the world is READ. Make change happen and sign up for Cannonball Read V.

(For all of you with inquiring minds, those changing the world above are (top to bottom): Big Bird, The Beatles, Martin Luther King, Jr., Stan Lee, the Dalai Lama, Pam Grier, John F. Kennedy, Aung San Suu Kyi, Muhammad Ali, Patti Smith, Neil Armstrong, J. K. Rowling, Nikola Tesla, Bob Dylan, and Malala Yousafzai.)

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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not

  • Captain_Tuttle

    I love that the bravest girl in the world has a teddy bear in her lap. Teddies are great for everyone. As are books.

  • TheOriginalMRod

    Ringo totally has some Peter Tork hair in that photo. I thought that was the Monkeys at first glance.

  • tmoney

    Signed up for my first 1/2! I am so pumped! Now what to read?

  • Melissa

    Done and done!

  • John W

    Yup, but don't take it from me or Pajiba.

    George RR Martin giving advice on writing (I think it's applicable here):

    "The most important thing for any aspiring writer, I think, is to read! And not just the sort of thing you're trying to write, be that fantasy, SF, comic books, whatever. You need to read everything. Read fiction, non-fiction, magazines, newspapers. Read history, historical fiction, biography. Read mystery novels, fantasy, SF, horror, mainstream, literary classics, erotica, adventure, satire. Every writer has something to teach you, for good or ill. (And yes, you can learn from bad books as well as good ones -- what not to do)"

  • Sara_Tonin00

    I'm a little disappointed there's no Paul Ryan posing with The Fountainhead.

  • BierceAmbrose

    Hillary reading Saul Alinsky? (President Obama of course, didn't have to read Alinsky, which is probably why he beat her. Direct transmission and all that.)

  • bleujayone

    Interesting that the picture of JFK reading the paper appears to have him being photobombed by his own portrait. It looks like it broke pose to try to read some football scores over his shoulder.

  • KatSings

    I signed up the day it went live! And am trying the full cannon this year, after two successful half cannons (and really, this year I *read* a full cannon, I just didn't review them). NEW GOALS! :-)

  • psemophile

    Stan Lee reading manga is so awesome on so many levels.

  • lowercase_ryan

    I signed up for the 1/4. I'm a total sandbagger, But looking forward to it all the same.

  • Renton

    Anyone else having problems with signing up? Clicking "accept invitation" just sets me off in an infinite log-in loop...

  • mswas

    @disqus_b9AGg5eojB:disqus I just sent a WP invite to you too. It seems like some invites didn't go out. Doublechecking my list now. If you don't get one soon, drop me a line at http://cannonballread5.wordpre...

  • Renton

    I got the email - it just won't let me log in. It always drops me to the login page with no info, have tried clicking the link from the email and copy-pasting. Cheers, pete

  • mswas

    @disqus_b9AGg5eojB:disqus if you already have a wordpress account, make sure you're logged into wordpress, and then click "accept this invitation" in the email.

  • lowercase_ryan

    is that from the confirmation email? I'm waiting for mine.

  • mswas

    I just sent out Wordpress invites now, and @lowercase_ryan:disqus yours was in that batch.

  • lowercase_ryan

    I've never been more intimidated in my life. Surrounded by smarty pants, ugh...

  • Renton

    Yeh, 'tis. Just can't get the thing to accept me for who I am

  • lowercase_ryan

    If anyplace will accept you, I would have thought it would be Pajiba.

  • Renton

    Too true!

  • mswas

    Technical glitches aside, everyone's welcome! the more the merrier

  • Renton

    Heh, yeh, figured! I was just being flippant! Thanks for the help, there!

  • lowercase_ryan


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