I'm TIME's Person of the Year?!? $w33t!

December 19, 2006


How could I not be? I use news aggregators, have a blog, have a MySpace, etc. This is the coolest thing that’s ever happened to me.

That said, I think this is the saddest POTY choice ever made by Time, and they’ll be laughed at for years because of it. I should have known when they asked Dooce* to sit in on a roundtable discussion about it that it wouldn’t have been Kim Jong Il.

This is Time Magazine’s “New Coke.”

*No, I’m not jealous of her success. I’m just think she and her obnoxious husband are incredibly self-absorbed and not as great writers as they think they are.

In non-bitchy news, CookieCam’ll be up at 6:00 tonight as I furiously try to catch up.

Edited to redact unnecessary meanness. I called Dooce names and it’s Christmas, after all.

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  • Ani December 19, 2006 at 2:59 pm


  • Tommy December 19, 2006 at 5:12 pm

    In regards to Heather. Wow, I wish I could marry someone and she could blog all day and earn money and I could stay home and do nothing like her husband. What a deal!

    Seriously, you are right. She isn’t a great writer (not that I am either) and I think LGN (and much better writing than her or myself) is much more interesting reading then her blog.

    I also think that Time needs to differentiate between Person of the Year, News Story of the Year, and Cultural Phenonmenon of the Year.