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And your 2009 Time Person of the Year is....

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by PopeDirkBenedict, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member

    Ben Bernanke

  2. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    I would have gone with Jeter.
  3. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    No love for Tiger? Geez...
  4. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I gather Time's marketing department isn't involved in the POY.

    Another whiff from Time.
  5. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Better than You.
  6. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Me. Me? or "You", You?

    Sadly, I think "You" might have been a bit late, but hit the nail on the head when it showed that people now "choose their own news" rather than depend on a wholesaler.
  7. ArnoldBabar

    ArnoldBabar Active Member

    Can you imagine if they'd gone with their second runner-up, "The Chinese Worker"? WTF?
  8. Giggity

    Giggity Member

    Jesus, really? Was Lieberman their runner up?
  9. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    As asinine as this is going to sound, two of their people who mattered, the Gosselins, should have been given stronger consideration (I guess if not for the economy in the toilet). They're the zenith of the whole reality-TV, everyone's-a-star culture we have, the one where instead of running into hiding, every woman who claims she's slept with Tiger Woods comes OUT of hiding to strike a reality deal (although the one who was on Tool Academy is way ahead on that). They're endemic of how even on a smaller scale, people's desire to post everything about their lives online means that we have gone from seeking privacy to eschewing it.
  10. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    The Mistress would have been a good one. It's been a while since Time honored a woman. Check out The Daily Beast's "Mistress Quiz" if you doubt that infidelity was big in 2009.
  11. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    To say the Gosselin story was the zenith would indicate the current cultural trend will be in decline now.
    I don't think that's the case.
  12. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Sully, end of thread. Underscores the very best of what we are and what we can be when it really matters.

    He "saved or created" 155 lives.

    He said this: "(F)or 42 years, I've been making small, regular deposits in this bank of experience: education and training. And on January 15 the balance was sufficient so that I could make a very large withdrawal."

    Shame on Time for not selecting him.
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