Can I fourth it? I went to one of the U2 concerts this year (not at full ticket price thankfully) and when Bono started ranting, I really felt like shouting back that I paid my money to hear them play music not make simplified political statements without a balanced argument.EGT said:And I third that. As much as I like U2, I still think they're extremely overrated.
Yup, that's why I just voted for Mother Nature. I think natural disasters have affected people's lives this year a lot more that J.K. Rowling (not that I have anything against her).Chundles said:It goes to the person who had the most impact on the world, good or bad. That's how Hitler won it.
he's getting some good stuff done though. it takes more than one approach to fix things, in my opinion.iGav said:F@*&$%!$!^!**&ing Bono for christs sake??? the man who oversimplifies the problems of the world.
Sixth!vouder17 said:well i am fithing it.... Bono and U2 can go somewhere..far away. I dont like there music and Bono is well a bit of a dramatist...sigh.
But for my vote it was between steve and JK i voted steve.
PS: for all those people who are ranting about JK..be quiet. that woman has single handedly made millions of children all around the world enjoy reading again!!
Wouldn't it make more sense to title the aware "Most Influential Person" of the year or "Most Newsworthy Individual of 2005"? That is what the description says. Calling this "Person of the Year" makes it sound like this person would be some great person who moved humanity forward.Time.com said:TIME's Person of the Year is the person or persons who most affected the news and our lives, for good or for ill, and embodied what was important about the year.
But Bono is the one getting $100/seat at the concert - who is the greedy piece of **** now? I tend to think that when you do humanitarian work you shouldn't toot your own horn about it. At least when Bill Gates makes donations and the like he doesn't go around shouting, "Look at all the great things I'm doing!".jelloshotsrule said:and if i'd actually gotten into a u2 show, i'd have been glad to hear him talk about his ideals. what i'd have gotten a laugh about was all the greedy pieces of **** that were there cheering it all on, and then going on with their lives as usual the next day.
in a way i hear you.. but don't you at least think there's something to be said for raising awareness?feakbeak said:But Bono is the one getting $100/seat at the concert - who is the greedy piece of **** now? I tend to think that when you do humanitarian work you shouldn't toot your own horn about it. At least when Bill Gates makes donations and the like he doesn't go around shouting, "Look at all the great things I'm doing!".