Tell Me About Your Accomplishments?
Is it just me, or is this whole “you” as the Time Man/Person/Thing of the Year a major cop-out?
The only thing of value that could come out of this are scores of online resumes listing this under “Achievements”:
And it would be true.
Next year, it’s going to be “Americans with a Pulse,” because people without a pulse are so unproductive, and in 2008, word is they’re going to award it to “Vertebrates” for being so important to evolution.
December 23rd, 2006 at 6:47 am
It is indeed a major cop-out; Time’s online poll for “Person of the Year” was won by none other than President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela!
“Time also failed to report they held an online poll for “Person of the Year” and then ignored the results when they turned out not to their editors’ liking. “Time’s Person of the Year is the person or persons who most affected the news and our lives, for good or for ill, and embodied what was important about the year.” It turned out Hugo Chavez won their poll by a landslide at 35%. Second was Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at 21%. Then came Nancy Pelosi at 12%, The YouTube Guys 11%, George Bush 8%, Al Gore 8%, Condoleezza Rice 5% and Kim Jong Il 2%. For some reason, the magazine’s December 25 cover story omitted these results so their readers never learned who won their honor and rightfully should have been named Time’s Person of the Year. An oversight, likely, in the holiday rush, so it’s only fitting the winner be announced here - in the online space the magazine rates so highly:
Venezuelan President Hugo is Time Magazine’s 2006 Person of the Year.”
(The rest of the article, entitled “Chavez Landslide Tops All In US History”, is well worth reading in its own right.)
December 24th, 2006 at 3:07 am
lol - makes sense…