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billythrilly7th
12-17-2006, 10:22 AM
...almost....

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,236978,00.html


And Stengel said if the magazine had decided to go with an individual, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was the likely choice. "It just felt to me a little off selecting him," Stengel said.

Did it?

Why?

Because Adolph Hitler was once selected by your magazine?

It's like we're living in the Twilight Zone.

And someone, recently, said something about Aminadsoontobedead becoming Time's guy.

Prophecy almost fulfilled.

SpookyWriter
12-17-2006, 10:25 AM
Try glibing Hitler a little credit for building the autoban. Man that road is a blast. Not to pun the other blast of his credit, to be sure.

dclary
12-17-2006, 10:26 AM
Talk about a massive copout. Buck buck Byuckuk! CHICKENS at Time. They might as well just say "There was no person of the year in 2006, because we're too chickenshit to declare one."

billythrilly7th
12-17-2006, 10:31 AM
Talk about a massive copout. Buck buck Byuckuk! CHICKENS at Time. They might as well just say "There was no person of the year in 2006, because we're too chickenshit to declare one."

I agree.

Say Nancy Pelosi for being the first woman speaker for all I care.

Make a pick, you humps.

"Everyone!"

YAY!!!!!!!

All I know is that a few years ago, they had like a 50 year anniversary or something and every winner went to the party in NYC.

I look forward to showing up, laptop in hand, at the next party.

Oh, I'm going in.

I'm Time's Person of the Year 2006.

Move those ropes, hump.

blacbird
12-17-2006, 10:35 AM
This critique of Time's Person of the Year happens every time they select someone unsavory. They say, right up front, that the selection isn't an honor. It's a recognition of the person(s) who, for good or ill, create the most news in a given year. That's why they selected Hitler and Ayatollah Khomeini, and why they should have (but chickened out) slected Osama bin-Laden in 2001. And declarey is correct, they have copped out this year, although I'm not sure Ahmedinejad has quite risen to the status they used to require. This year might have been kind of a tough one for them, with guys like Kim Jong-Il and Moqtada al-Sadr in the mix.

caw

billythrilly7th
12-17-2006, 10:37 AM
Then they should change the name to...

"Time's Newsmaker of the Year."

instead of "person of the year" which all clear thinking people realize sounds like an honor.

tourdeforce
12-17-2006, 10:40 AM
The annual honor for 2006 went to each and every one of us, as Time cited the shift from institutions to individuals citizens of the new digital democracy, as the magazine put it. The winners this year were anyone using or creating content on the World Wide Web.


Congrats, child pornographers!

blacbird
12-17-2006, 10:41 AM
Then they should change the name to...

"Time's Newsmaker of the Year."

instead of "person of the year" which all clear thinking people realize sounds like an honor.

All clear-reading people have no trouble with the concept.

caw

billythrilly7th
12-17-2006, 10:41 AM
Congrats, child pornographers!

:ROFL:

:ROFL:

billythrilly7th
12-17-2006, 10:43 AM
All clear-reading people have no trouble with the concept.

caw

I love when we agree on shit.

Goodnight AW for the second time.

I mean it this time though.

Thrilly Out.

Clary has the conn.

TheGaffer
12-18-2006, 06:44 PM
Agreed on the chicken-shititis they seem to be suffering from.

"You."

Me? Listen, I had a decent year (found out my boys can swim, for instance), but I dunno, y'all. Steve Carell did Little Miss Sunshine and is going nuts in the Office. Or pick Colbert. Or Nancy Pelosi. (Ahmadinejad, even as a newsmaker, doesn't seem to deserve the honor...he wasn't that significant). Or hell, Howard Dean. Somebody. Anybody. I might be good enough to be AW person of the year (Clary does not qualify as a person), so there's that.

But jeez.

alleycat
12-18-2006, 06:56 PM
Personally, I think Time Magazine's Person of the Year is an antiquated concept; kind of like Time Magazine.

tourdeforce
12-18-2006, 07:05 PM
Sources indicate that "the general feeling of malaise gripping the country" is currently in the lead for next year's Person of the Year.

robeiae
12-18-2006, 07:29 PM
Personally, I think Time Magazine's Person of the Year is an antiquated concept; kind of like Time Magazine.I really didn't know Time Magazine was still around...

Does Newsweek still exist?

Bravo
12-18-2006, 07:30 PM
Rob, who was the Pet of the Year?

robeiae
12-18-2006, 07:32 PM
Rob, who was the Pet of the Year?
This one (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamie_Lynn_%28model%29).

Bravo
12-18-2006, 07:35 PM
She's pretty nasty looking.

but thank God, they didn't just say "you".

billythrilly7th
12-19-2006, 02:08 AM
Jamie Lynn (born February 25, 1981) is an American erotic model.

I'm glad the P.C. police finally got around to porn stars and gave them a better name.

tourdeforce
12-19-2006, 02:19 AM
I believe the correct term is virginally-challenged.

Bravo
12-19-2006, 04:58 AM
I'm glad the P.C. police finally got around to porn stars and gave them a better name.


I believe the correct term is virginally-challenged.

:ROFL::ROFL::ROFL::ROFL::ROFL:

robeiae
12-19-2006, 05:34 AM
I really didn't see this thread drift coming. It's a good one, though.

:ROFL: