The ThinkTank Panel (of One) proudly presents the 30 Most influential People of the last 30 years. These are the people who have shaped and molded the ThinkTank Panel (of One) into what it is today; Arrogant, Neurotic, Ostensibly Ostentatious, and Prohibitively Expensive. Today we look at #28.
With his fine Irish last name, red hair and short stature, Chris Kinman was a sort of leprechaun pimp daddy. The ThinkTank Panel (of One) has never met another individual with more raw charisma or unabashed gumption. Chris Kinman is the only kindergartner to talk his class out of an ice cream party simply by announcing aloud “Yuck , I hate ice cream!” Chris Kinman made wearing Apex sneakers cool, a feat the 2 time defending SuperBowl Champion Dallas Cowboys could not pull off. As Chris once told the ThinkTank Panel (of One) matter-of-factly : “I can tell people to do stuff and they will do it.” This is a man who pushed the fully clothed ThinkTank Panel (of One) into Brad Willcuts’ swimming pool, and the ThinkTank Panel (of One) had to fight the strong urge to thank him for it (it was a hot day).
For years the ThinkTank Panel (of One) marveled at Chris Kinman and his unparalleled powers of persuasion. Then one day after school the ThinkTank Panel (of One) over heard Chris Kinman complaining loudly, and lamenting “Why does everything have to suck?” In that brief moment of inspired clarity the ThinkTank Panel (of One) realized that even the power to command the very will of others does not guarantee happiness or contentment. Furthermore, if the charismatic blarney filled pimp dad himself could be miserable, it stood to reason the little old ThinkTank Panel (of One) without so much as 2 shakes of a Shillelagh could be happy. From that moment on the ThinkTank Panel (of One) resolved not to waste energy trying to compete with other’s talents and abilities but to take pride and contentment and find satisfaction in one’s own abilities. A lesson the Leprechaun Pimp is sure to have learned for himself soon after teaching it to the ThinkTank Panel (of One) and is now sharing with the rest of the world.