91 jobs lost,
rapes, thefts, assaults, drug dealing, public defecation, in a really long rap sheet,
and TIME is so desperate for attention that they name “Protester” Person of the Year.
TIME mag has named Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg their Person of the Year,
For connecting more than half a billion people and mapping the social relations among them; for creating a new system of exchanging information; and for changing how we all live our lives
Of course TIME is in the business of selling magazines (maybe), so perhaps they hoped that 1% of that “more than half a billion people” will rush to the newstand and buy TIME, but isn’t that,
for changing how we all live our lives
more than the customary amount of BS one can take?
Zuckerberg changed how we all live?
Social networking may be the trend of the past six years, but Mark is not coming over and doing all my home maintenance and paying my real estate taxes; that would change how I live my life.
But I digress.
Cassy Fiano was wondering Who can we thank for the Mark Zuckerberg POTY idiocy? Meghan McCain. Apparently Meghan-with-an-”h” canvassed for Mark, because, like,
He transcends all of these people and, dare I say, even countries because all of these subjects are more than likely be read about, discussed, and debated via users on—where else?—Facebook. I believe that Mark Zuckerberg is the Henry Ford of our times and Facebook is the Model-T.
Like, for sure, like.
What is even more remarkable than having this airhead come up with a candidate and win, is that TIME’s editorial board came up with this set of panelists in the first place:
Google’s Marissa Miller,
and Daisy Khan, wife of the proposed GroundZero mosque’s imam Rauf .
Not one person in the (hard) natural sciences, no one with specific knowledge in international affairs or foreign policy especially when it comes to economics, no one in the armed forces.
Looking at the bright side, at least they didn’t name Lady Gaga POTY; however, there’s always next year… and we’ll always have YOU to keep us warm.
First they took away his MasterCard and Visa,,
Then they arrested him,
Dianne Feinstein even wants him prosecuted in the USA under the espionage act.
So, will TIME mag name him
Cartoon Villain of the Year Man of the Year?
Vlad, looking cadaverous
Jeremayakovka just sent it:
Russian President Vladimir Putin was named Time magazine’s “Person of the Year.”
The 2007 honor went to the Russian leader because of Putin’s “extraordinary feat of leadership in taking a country that was in chaos and bringing it stability,” said Richard Stengel, Time’s managing editor.
Stability counts for a whole lot among some. Look how stable Cuba’s been all this time.
President Putin will be legally obliged to step down as Russian president next year, but is likely to become prime minister if his ally, Dmitry Medvedev, wins the presidential election in March.
He’s ready, alright:
Update: Putin, Biped of the Year