Time has officialy gone to hell...

Discussion in 'OT Graveyard' started by MSP, Dec 17, 2006.

  1. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    Last year their Man of Year was Hurricane Katrina, which was the most idiotic thing I'd ever heard. Well they've outdone themselves this year. Now I am Man of the Year! And so are you, and you, and you... :roll:

    http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/12/16/time.you.tm/index.html

  2. Sweatervest

    Sweatervest New Member

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    Ridiculous. Now there's no one left to be chosen for next year!
  3. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    What a cop-out.
  4. czechrboard tassia

    czechrboard tassia Likes gay people.

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    :lol:
  5. travisty08

    travisty08 Junior Member

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    they were going to choose kim jong il? that in itself is pretty retarded.
  6. MSP

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    Well, it's important to remember that the Man of the Year award isn't always given to the best or even good people, simply those that are deemed most significant at that point in time. But at least he is a "Man" and not "Men" like the current load of bullshit. First they nominate a storm and now this... :roll:
  7. Griffin

    Griffin Might be back

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    What this sounds so sexiest that all the guys in the world are important but no Women of the year.
  8. Sweatervest

    Sweatervest New Member

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    Well, most of the time the most significant person of that year IS a man. Maybe someday we will see a woman.
  9. MSP

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    In 2005 the "Man" of the year was actually three people - Bill and Melinda Gates, and Bono. Actually, looking over the list they have apparently done this stupid shit many times. In 1950 it was The American Fighting Man, in 1956 it was Hungarian Freedom Fighters, in 1960 it was American Scientists...

    Anyway, Hurricane Katrina didn't actually make the list. It was just considered, which is bad enough.

    EDIT: This is the sort of person that belongs on the cover.

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  10. Sparky

    Sparky ¿sdooɥʍ

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    Einstien cheated on his wife with his cousin, whom he later married. He was a pretentious prick in college and had trouble becoming a teacher after college because of this.

    Bet ya didn't know that.
  11. Chris

    Chris Raptor Jesus

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    I thought this years choice was pretty clever.
  12. Drakkon

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    really its hard to deny the impact myspace and youtube had this year. I mean the sites have become forces to be reconned with. youtube has created a medium by whcih news can be delivered by anyone, at any time, anywhere. myspace has created massive social networks that like the article says provide new ways of community and collaboration.
    It may not be a person but i cant think of anything as profound that has taken form this year as youtube. I guess Time could've been a little bit more tactful and put the guys who created youtube, and tim or whoever created myspace up there, would've made more sense.
  13. MSP

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    Yeah, I did actually. He referred to his wife as "An employee that I cannot fire...". But most great men are flawed and are not significant for what they do in their personal life.

    Anyway, I don't deny that Time's choice wasn't important or influential. They just need to go back to nominating individual men / women or change the name of the piece. "Trend of the Year" or "Event of the Year" or "Demographic of the Year"...
  14. Jishory

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    if they had to pick a person for katrina they should have picked george bush because he caused that AND that tsunami in thailand
  15. Bear

    Bear Hoot!

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    Man, I thought Tom was gonna win this.