Rocca, Mo 0202 copy… and once again, I’m not on it. Fine. So I’m not “TV-pretty”. So I’m not “talented” or “important”. And maybe I’m not technically “out” (I’m worried what it will do to my career, which is why I’m dating Katie Holmes). But still. Nevertheless, I don’t feel so bad with some of the inclusions on this list this year, among them my fave TV soft-news reporter and Public Radio bon vivant, Mo Rocca, pictured; playwrights Christopher Durang, Tarell Alvin McCraney, Jonathan Tolins and my friend Doug Carter Beane; filmmaker John Krokidas (whom I profiled just this week); fellow food critic Frank Bruni; stage actors Billy Porter and Jonathan Groff; statistician Nate Silver; and the funniest man on Facebook, George Takei. But how could they pick Jinkx Monsoon over me?!?! It’s all a popularity contest, I tell ya.

Go here for the complete list.