Saturday, December 16, 2006
Time Magazine, known for their ridiculous choices for "Person" (formerly Man) of the Year (like naming Earth "Planet of the Year," edging out Mercury and Venus in a close call), has named YOU (me?) as "Person of the Year."
Holy fucking shit...is this awful or what?
Time Magazine's Person of the Year: You
Congratulations! You are the Time magazine "Person of the Year."
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.
"If you choose an individual, you have to justify how that person affected millions of people," said Richard Stengel, who took over as Time's managing editor earlier this year. "But if you choose millions of people, you don't have to justify it to anyone."
It looks like Time magazine has not only jumped the shark, but has made itself into a complete laughingstock.
Ain't that wonderful?