Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Jonah Goldberg on Time's Person of the Year

In grade school, whenever a student was caught eating candy, the teacher would ask, “Did you bring enough for everybody?” Time carried this logic through to its absurd conclusion: If everybody can’t be Person of the Year, then no one can. “In the future,” Andy Warhol once predicted, “everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.” Well, start your clocks, people.

But, you may ask, what is so cowardly about Time’s decision? And since you are a Person of the Year, how can I refuse to answer a question from such an august personage as yourself?

More here (including why Time punted - by rights, Mahmoud Ahmadinejahd should really be Man of the Year): Jellyfish of the Year

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