Marlon Brando, Forrest Gump, Mary Ellen Read, David Foster Wallace (obviously), Catherine O’Donovan, Roger Federer, Roberto Bolano, Robert Pirsig, Bob Dylan, Kurt Vonnegut, Wes Anderson, Joel Coen, Theoren Fleury, Winston Churchill, Tommy Douglas, Terry Fox, Gavin Gardiner, Leonardo da Vinci, Leonardo DiCaprio, Leonardo the ninja turtle, Charles Darwin, W.V.O. Quine, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Tammy Beese, Cormac McCarthy, Vince Gilligan, Barack Obama, Marge Simpson, Kurt Cobain, Donovan Bailey, Jarome Iginla, Jim Robb, Stanley Kubrick, Marilyn Manson, Ed Broadbent, Jan Zwicky, Lenny Bruce, Emily Carr, J.D. Salinger, Albert Camus, Jesus, Helen Keller, Alfred Hitchcock, Skookum Jim, Nellie McClung, Harper Lee, Robert Service, John McEnroe (even though he was be a bit of a dink; perhaps it’s because he was a bit of a dink that I admire him), Peter Dinklage, Preston Manning, Bryan Cranston, Bruce Springsteen, Albert Einstein, George Carlin, Ellen DeGeneres, William Wallace, Jesse Pinkman, Janis Joplin, Joni Mitchell, Hannah Jickling, Mark Beese, Jonathon Franzen, Silken Laumann, Ethan Coen, Malcolm Gladwell (for combining prophet and profit), Woody Guthrie, Carey Price (just recently), Leonard Cohen, Stan Rogers, Mr. Rogers, Mr. Dressup, David Byrne, Malala Yousafzai, Christopher Hitchens, Manon Rheaume, Glenn Gould, Bob Marley (I was born on the exact same day Bob Marley died), Ringo Starr, Alexander Graham Bell, Sophia Coppola, Bob Jickling, Allen Ginsberg, Frances Farmer, Meryl Streep, the person who invented Tums, Enzo Ferrari, Bruny Surin, Atom Egoyan, Rachel Carson, Johnny Carson, Kevin Smith, Bertrand Russell, June Carter Cash, Dorothy Parker, Clara Hughes, Daniel Day-Lewis, Omar (Omar’s comin’ yo), Laura Secord, Nicola Tesla (screw Edison), Aldous Huxley, Maurice Richard, Joe Clark, Syd Barrett, David Hume, Ernest Shackleton, Bill Murray, Tina Fey, Matthew McConaughey, David Bowie, Gord Downie, Brian Wilson, Steve Nash, Ludwig Wittgenstein (top five, for sure), Alice Munro, Quentin Tarantino, Thomas Kuhn, Nelson Mandela, Roberta Bondar, Paul Newman, Vincent van Gogh, Wendy Jickling, Rick Hansen, Gandhi, Zadie Smith, Heather Moyse, Tamara Neely, Cam Neely, Mary Shelley, Marshall McLuhan, Shad K., Keith Richards, Trent Reznor, Nick Dorley, Sam Peckinpah, Woody Allen (deal with it), Amy Winehouse, Raymond Carver, Charles Bukowski, William Webb Ellis, Martin Scorsese, Aung San Suu Kyi, Brian Fidler, John Ralston Saul, Ernest Hemingway, Ed Wood, Marilyn Munroe, Anne Frank, Frank Darabont, Jane Goodall, Chuck Berry, Lauryn Hill, Duke (technically a dog, but still), Susan Boyle, Tagish Charlie, Pelé, Johnny Cash, Oprah Winfrey, Kaylee Humphries, Bill Gates, Richard Pryor, Allan Benjamin, Wop May, Danny DeVito, Princess Diana, Colonel Walter E. Kurtz, Bill Watterson, Tenzing Norgay, Tom Robbins, Tom Hanks, Tom Pritchard, Edith Head, Ayn Rand (begrudgingly), R.P. McMurphy, Louis Riel, Louis CK, David Letterman, Aretha Franklin, Copernicus, Eleanor Roosevelt, Eleanor Rigby, Andy Dufresne, Simone de Beauvoir, Bobby Orr, Caity Kidd, Lester B. Pearson, Romeo Dallaire, Frida Kahlo, Josh Ritter, Frank Lloyd Wright, Susan Butcher, Stephen Hawking, Miranda July, Jacques Derrida, Robert Munsch, Marc Emery, Sam Steele, Margaret Mead, David Cronenberg, Pablo Picasso, Sylvia Plath, John A. MacDonald, Flea, Tom Waits, Pink, Gary Bailie, Miles Davis, Heath Ledger, Ted Nolan, Sarah Silverman, and Oskar Schindler.

Peter Jickling is a Whitehorse playwright and the assistant editor of What’s Up Yukon