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speed3
28-11-2012, 08:58 AM
Ai Weiwei - Who Should Be TIME's Person of the Year 2012? - TIME (http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2128881_2128882_2129193,00.html)

I find it utterly fascinating some of the people they have nominated, perhaps they are thinking worst person of the year.



PS VOTE HIGGS BOSON

Desmo
28-11-2012, 09:05 AM
I think you mean "Time's person of the year" not "The Times".
:)

Barfridge
28-11-2012, 09:09 AM
In honour of Desmo I'm voting for apostrophe's.

shan
28-11-2012, 09:29 AM
Flawed with no Justin
http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/2/22257/2335815-justin_bieber_closeup_on_stage.jpg

Manyak
28-11-2012, 09:39 AM
Bashar Assad!? Joe Biden?! JAY-Z!!! Are you fucking serious?

Looks like this list was written by the editors of Womans Week!

Edit: Fuck it, I just voted Kim Jong Un.

Commander Keen
28-11-2012, 09:44 AM
Tim Cook? lolnope.

Edit: Couldn't help myself, voted for Kim Jong Un.

Kia
28-11-2012, 10:01 AM
I love that it's Time's PERSON of the year 2012 yet there's the Higgs Bosson Particle and the Mars rover.

Screw it I'll just vote for Kim Jong Un.

"Attempting to forge a new image for himself and his country, North Korea's youthful supreme leader Kim Jong Un is allowing women to wear pants, platform shoes and earrings, making more mobile phones available, endorsing previously banned foods like pizza, French fries and hamburgers — and he's giving kids free trips to zoos and amusement parks."

Kim Jong Un Attempts to Rebrand North Korea - ABC News (http://abcnews.go.com/International/kim-jong-attempts-rebrand-north-korea/story?id=16662917#.ULVuvodJNEg)

Manyak
28-11-2012, 10:04 AM
"endorsing previously banned foods like pizza, French fries and hamburgers

I'd say he's been endorsing them for a while..

79877

Commander Keen
28-11-2012, 10:05 AM
endorsing previously banned foods like pizza, French fries and hamburgers

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Uploads/Graphics/338/01/338-0101061305-KimJongUnHungry.Ihatecoldchickennuggetsbro38112231 02406.jpg

speed3
28-11-2012, 10:05 AM
I think you mean "Time's person of the year" not "The Times".
:)

Just checked, thought it was The Times magazine for some reason but it is indeed just Time

Daise
28-11-2012, 10:12 AM
4chan are campaigning for Kim Jong Un too. Looks like you're backing a winner ;)

Kia
28-11-2012, 10:39 AM
4chan are campaigning for Kim Jong Un too. Looks like you're backing a winner ;)

Good to see Im not the only one that goes to 4chan from here.

Desmo
28-11-2012, 10:57 AM
If they are stupid enough to put Kim Jong there, I'm vindictive enough to vote for him.

truewheel
28-11-2012, 11:19 AM
I vote for Richie McCaw because he's...Richie McCaw.

agrid
28-11-2012, 12:02 PM
I always vote for the person with the best teeth so its Joe Biden all the way.

Skut
28-11-2012, 04:39 PM
Too easy....











http://timeolympics.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/london-olympics-artist4.jpg?w=720

xanthian
28-11-2012, 04:57 PM
If they are stupid enough to put Kim Jong there, I'm vindictive enough to vote for him.

??

Why does this continue to come up again and again and again year after year?

Time's 'person' of the year doesn't have to be a person. (It's been awarded to 'Planet Earth' before.)

It is also not an award. Hitler has appeared on that 'highly praised' Time issue in the past ffs.

It is recognition of the person and/or thing that has influenced society the most for that year. For better OR worse.

Voting Kim Jong Un is absolutely way more appropriate than, say, some of the motions I've seen voting for Malala Yousafzai, who has influenced nobody and continues not to influence me even though I now know about her and feel for her plight. It's neither vindictive nor contrary to the definition.

Edit: To go one step further, I would actually vote PSY and 'the death of Steve Jobs' as tied for my two largest influences on society this year.

Double edit: Nevermind. Jobs' was apparently last year. Fail at calendar.

AliastheJester
28-11-2012, 05:30 PM
By rights Osama Bin Laden should have been 'Man of the Year' in 2001, I think the had Bush instead. On a related note I stopped reading time magazine over ten years ago, it just became an outlet of US nationalist 'spin', a far cry from the magazine I grew up reading. They'll probably just pick some seppo that has had no effect outside of their media bubble.

okitoki
28-11-2012, 05:37 PM
If we have our own PSB - "person of the year" award... who would be the most influencing person in our mind and also for Australia itself?

any suggestions?

filbert
28-11-2012, 05:39 PM
After having Hitler, Bush and Obama take the title maybe they've finally realised it's a joke.....

If serious Kim Hong Un is the logical choice to maintain the trend.

Algy
28-11-2012, 06:56 PM
kim jong un it is
does anybody read this magazine anymore?

Manyak
28-11-2012, 07:08 PM
kim jong un it is
does anybody read this magazine anymore?

If he wins, the whole of North Korea will 'coincidently' start reading it.