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Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Prof., Dec 17, 2008.
If the idea of the Time Person of the Year is the person who most ignited humanity's passions in 2008, I think it would be very difficult to argue for a better choice.
He deserves it. He has been the most talked about person all year, and whether you agree with his policies or not, he does stand for what is right about America.
I am shocked at this surprise announcement.
A tough call, but somebody has to make it.
How much did they pay someone for this brain-busting moment??
Not much of a surprise.
I know. It seems like they didn't need to even announce it.
Barack O' Who?
I didn't know he was Irish...
Biggest "Duh" in publishing memory.
It should go to the voting public in the USA, on behalf of the rest of the world, for not screwing up again.
The sheer surprise of this monumentally unexpected choice threw me backwards 10 feet straight into a wall and knocked me out cold. I woke up in the hospital, saw the magazine again, and they had to zap me 50 times to get a pulse.
These tend to get very boring really.
They should have a Razzies equivalent for this title to liven things up.
Like, I dunno, Time Magazine's Sad Excuse For a Human Being of the Year.
For a good while there, they were leaning towards choosing Sarah "Pain" Palin as person of the year. Glad they didn't.
You know for a second there the anagram server in my head saw "slain pariah", but unfortunately that's one "i" too many.
"A sharp nail" works though.
"Anal parish" too.
She probably wouldn't like "sharia plan".
Crikey, this woman is an anagram goldmine, I gotta try this on a real anagram server now. Brb.
That remains to be seen, actually. Get back to me on January 20th, 2013.
I think she would make a legitimate runner up.
Well, there is a total waste of time.
You have already aced the best ones.
She would have been named Person of the Year in a negative way.
Surely she could have been named person of the year for the same reasons Obama is: she became part of public culture, invoked peoples passions, encouraged discussion, etc. There's no doubt she and Obama are the two people how people have been talking about.
That's true but she was arguably one of the things that cost McCain the election in the end.
True, I bet his kicking his self now.
Oh I dunno, the server had truckloads of'em. "A plain rash" is pretty good, "Las piranha" is poor Spanish but whatever.
The real fun starts when you enter her full name, Sarah Louise Heath Palin.
A hellish euthanasia pro
Aphasia allies hunter ho
A apish hailstone hauler
A pariah ethanol slushie
Harelip: A health suasion
Trig Palin: A tripling
Todd Palin: Pant dildo
Willow Palin: Wow, plain ill
Bristol Palin: Pinball riots
Track Palin: Catnip lark
Piper Palin: A nipple rip
Barack Obama: Maraca Kabob (I don't even know what that means, but it made me laugh)
I am more surprised that they named Sarah Palin a "runner up"
Sarah Palin was plucked from near obscurity by a candidate of the establishment. Obama, a near unknown a couple of years ago, took on and beat two establishment candidates. There's a clear difference in the size and scale of what they each achieved.