I’ll be your mirror

It’s tough for me to take Time’s Person Of The Year very seriously for a number of reasons: you know who else won the award, you know who else else won it not once but twice (no, really), and one year it was just a reflective piece of paper accompanied by an article by the douchebag who stole my big college crush back in the day (also, really), just to cite a few.

But it would be pretty awesome if Sandra Fluke won it this year, if only to piss off conservatives. Apparently, if you follow the link you can vote for her. I know, I know, VOTER FRAUD, plus everyone agrees the Gangnam Style guy is the one who deserves it.

102 replies
  1. 1
    Little Boots says:

    I would love that.

    and, by the way, you, I’m sorry about how I am so annoying to you. I do like you, but I like to argue with you even more.

  2. 2
    isildur says:

    No Nate Silver on the list: I’m boycotting this sham of an election. And contriving to blame it on Obama, somehow.

  3. 3
    Villago Delenda Est says:

    Man of the Year:

    Mitt Romney.

    For the most spectacular FAIL ever!

  4. 4
    Jewish Steel says:

    Seen on twitter:

    Time Awards Its Person Of The Year To Its Sole Remaining Reader

  5. 5
    srv says:

    Mohamed Morsi

    Revolutionary, Susan Rcie’s hero, savior of peace in Gaza, and the next Hitler. What more can you ask?

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    Villago Delenda Est says:


    What more can you ask?

    That he look more like George Clooney?

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    burnspbesq says:


    So much for the idea that Egypt was going to turn into a functioning democracy.

  8. 8
    trollhattan says:

    Ben Gazzara.

    (In the courtyard with an RPG.)

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    Little Boots says:

    we’re doug less.

    it’s sad.

  10. 10
    Spaghetti Lee says:

    I didn’t think that the POTY necessarily wins the award for being admirable, just for being important.

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    srv says:

    Snark aside, I nominate: Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani

    He is the Qatari Emir who is behind a lot fhe Arab Spring (of course not in his country). This is a very strategic play in money, marketing, media and international politics. First to send his Air Force to Libya. First against Mubarak. First to Gaza. Bankrolling the FSA. Bankrolling who knows what in DC.

    Enemy of Iran. It’s not the Saudi’s running the show, they’re second fiddle.

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    Calouste says:

    In the 1930’s Time had still the balls to stick to the idea that the Man of the Year went to whoever influenced the news the most, good or bad. Heck, they still had that in 1979 IIRC, when they gave it to Khomeini. Still, the change in the rules means that Giuliani is the only Republican who ever prevented Bin Laden from getting something.

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    MikeJ says:

    Is there a place to see the whole list without giving Time 40 clicks?

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    Little Boots says:

    time should show some courage and pick roger ailes, or some other dick that is going to watch this country crash and burn rather than raise taxes.

    okay, I actually think we’ll raise taxes, but these bitches will fight tooth and nail until it happens.

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    srv says:

    @Villago Delenda Est:

    That he look more like George Clooney?

    Ask and you shall receive

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    NotMax says:

    Internationally, I’d nominate Malala Yousufzai.

    Nationally, no question. The dynamic duo of Plouffe a & Axelrod.

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    Little Boots says:

    jeez, doug, chime in any time.

    or even john, at this point.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    Inanimate carbon rod should win this year. Oh, sorry, someone already mentioned Mitt.

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    Little Boots says:

    omnes is here?


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    Yutsano says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Willard is on the list. I tried to stifle my giggle. I didn’t succeed very well.

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    waratah says:

    Someone in my family was watching Megan the other day and the subject was Ms Fluke and Time person of the year. I walked out and went to the office and voted for her.

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    Redshift says:


    Is there a place to see the whole list without giving Time 40 clicks?


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    Little Boots says:

    oh, omnes, just say hi, already.

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    Redshift says:

    My favorite Twitter comment on the vote was “The Higgs Boson Particle, The Mars Rover, and Mitt Romney are nominated for Time’s Person of the Year. Come on, none of those are even real people.”

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    Roger Moore says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    Inanimate carbon rod should win this year.

    In rod we trust.

    ETA: Which proves that Inanimate Carbon Rod can’t possibly be Mitt. Besides, we know Mitt isn’t stiff.

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    magurakurin says:

    Holy Cookie Wipe, Batman…don’t look now but it sure seems like North Korea is freeping this vote Kim Jong Un is way out in front with 1.6 million votes. The next closest is Morsi with 344,000.

    bwahahahahaha. Fucking shitty ass Time magazine is getting punked by North Korea.

    how do you say “p0wned” in Hangul? Hahahahahaha

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    Roger Moore says:

    Does that mean that Kim Jong Un is going to be both The Onion’s Sexiest Man on Earth and Time’s Man of the Year?

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    Redshift says:

    @magurakurin: I think it’s more likely that everyone else is freeping the vote for him because it’s really funny.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Little Boots: No.

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    Redshift says:

    @Roger Moore: I don’t think they’re actually dumb enough to just choose based on an Internet poll. I think it’s just to make people feel involved and troll for page views while the editors and their panel of experts make the actual choice.

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    magurakurin says:

    @Redshift: yeah, could be. But can’t you just see a room full of faithful party members hammering away, voting, wiping their cookies, voting, wiping, voting, wiping all the live long day?

    Of course, I’m in Japan and we see more of that place than you folks in the States. Lot’s of reports on the tv about that country. It is one weird and terrible place.

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    Yutsano says:

    @Roger Moore: Look at it this way: at least Chinese official media won’t be embarrassed by a story from an American news outlet this time.

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    Little Boots says:



  34. 34
    BGinCHI says:

    Can’t be Romney.

    It’s person of the year.

    Hugo and Nebula for Construct of the year is later.

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    JBerardi says:

    #36 is “Undocumented Immigrants”, which one imagines would piss conservatives off as much as anything, and it’s polling better than Fluke.

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    Little Boots says:

    omnes still loves me. i can sense it.

    okay I totally can’t.

    but he should.

  37. 37
    Violet says:

    @Little Boots: No means no.

  38. 38
    Little Boots says:


    why, why does it have to?

    (I’m a bit obsessive, aren’t I? be honest.)

  39. 39
    Little Boots says:

    i say everyone should wake up at this point, and just hold forth.

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    Higgs Boson's Mate says:


    My favorite Twitter comment on the vote was “The Higgs Boson Particle, The Mars Rover, and Mitt Romney are nominated for Time’s Person of the Year.

    Does this mean I’m famous?

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    Shalimar says:

    @Little Boots: You’re way past obsessive and creepy, at the “didn’t they used to have hospitals to keep people like this away from the rest of us?” level.

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    How could the Person of the Year be anyone but Barack Obama? Considering the forces arrayed against him, his own voters’ querulousness, the unemployment, his re-election, by the margin he won, is amazing.

    And being one who was among the querulous, I have to admit that the way he did it, the way I thought was too cool, too measured, has enabled him to completely reverse the dynamics. The Republicans are now totally on the defensive and without much leverage left after four years of obstruction and flaming hatred.

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    MikeJ says:

    @Redshift: I see /b/ has been at work on the poll. And why on earth would Gabby have more no votes than yes by a two to one margin?

  44. 44
    Little Boots says:


    oh that’s not true,
    cept for omnes … and doug … and john.

    okay, starting to see what you mean.

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    Steve Crickmore says:

    Perhaps, John Roberts for his Solomonic judgment, writing the majority opinion and even some dissenting opinions, upholding the Affordable Care Act, specifically the individual mandate as a tax, likely saving the Obama presidency…and the legacy of the present Roberts Supreme Court, that it hasn’t completely sold out to the conservatives.

  46. 46
    Little Boots says:

    @Steve Crickmore:

    sooner or later, the country overwhelms even the supreme court.

    ask dred scott.

  47. 47
    David Koch says:

    Time Person of the Year: Corporations

  48. 48
    suzanne says:

    It’ll be one of those group scenarios, like “Rich People”.

  49. 49
    Little Boots says:

    @David Koch:

    that would make sense.

    but I think their day is about to be done.

    the country is sick of them.


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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Little Boots: Which of things things is not like the others?

  51. 51
    Little Boots says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    umm, what?

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    bad dad says:

    I was playing around and enjoying the various freeping, then I got to Malala and actually felt ashamed for all of my previous YES votes and the frivolity. Vote Malala, #38 of 40, I believe.

    Nothing scares the Taliban more than a girl with a book.

  53. 53
    Little Boots says:



    where ya been?

  54. 54
    Violet says:

    @suzanne: 47% maybe?

  55. 55
    David Koch says:

    This is hilarious: Lawrence O’Donnell compares Obama to Michael Corleone


  56. 56
    Little Boots says:

    jeez, wake up people.

    thought this was the night owl spot.

  57. 57
    Yutsano says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Grover?

  58. 58
    Little Boots says:

    for omnes, who sometimes doesn’t hate me:


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    amk says:

    @Redshift: Love it how peeps are trolling time, big time. kim jong un it is.

    No wonder they have gone under with their stupidity to conduct online polls.

  61. 61
    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Yutsano: I am a cookie monster guy.

    @Little Boots: I’m listening to live Garbage from ’98.

  62. 62
    Little Boots says:

    starting to wake up here.


  63. 63
    aangus says:

    Is this an open thread??

    Excuise me, but, it would seem to be my birthday.
    So there!


  64. 64
    Little Boots says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    why you’re awesome.

  65. 65
    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @aangus: Well, happy fucking birthday to you.

  66. 66
    MikeJ says:

    @amk: /b/ is why we can’t have nice things.

  67. 67
    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @MikeJ: I blame Republicans.

  68. 68
    Little Boots says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    the who, now?

  69. 69
    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Little Boots: For why we can’t have nice things… Do try to keep up.

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    Little Boots says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    will try.

    now post something.

    something this awesome:


  71. 71
    Little Boots says:

    or this. in a kinda mood:


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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Little Boots: Dude, I am just grooving on my Shirley Manson thing. She, on paper, is not my type at all, but damn…. I point out the site of Smart Studio in Madison anytime people come to visit.

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    MikeJ says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    I blame Republicans.

    Morally retarded children? I think you could find a lot of similarities between the GOP and 4chan.

  74. 74
    Little Boots says:

    missed this place.

    yes, ef, I know it’s not reciprocated.


    but still, I missed it. and I do lively up the place.


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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @MikeJ: Good point, but the /b/tards might grow up.

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    Little Boots says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    I’m a little sensitive.

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    Yutsano says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    Good point, but the /b/tards might grow up

    Cheeto dust inhibits brain activity. I’m certain there are studies confirming this fact.

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    Little Boots says:

    see? everyone loves Omnes.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Yutsano: I said might. For Republicans, I hold out less hope.

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    Little Boots says:

    oh, good lord.

  81. 81
    Little Boots says:

    for omnes, who will never appreciate this:


  82. 82
    Little Boots says:

    and if doug were paying the slightest attention, there might be thread.

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    YellowJournalism says:

    Oh, lord. Garbage. I’m having some college flashbacks. My roommate hated their music, but I loved playing them and Sheryl Crow over and over in retalliation for her overplaying Oasis and Christian rock. I just sang “I’m Only Happy When It Rains” in its entirety to myself after not hearing it for years. Thank you. I need to download Manson’s Bond theme song now.

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    Narcissus says:

    If it’s anybody but Malala everyone should piss on time magazines porch

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Amir Khalid: Do they actually fart rainbows?

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:
    Suggest it to the North Koreans, and I’m sure they can work it into the description. For a suitable consideration, of course.

  88. 88
    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Amir Khalid: Well, I’ll contribute if you will.

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    abc says:

    I looked at the poll results. I think it’s obvious where 4chan’s preferences lie.

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    Anne Laurie says:

    @Yutsano: Off topic: I just read your email & forwarded it to CaseyL. Hope y’all have a great time tomorrow!

  92. 92
    Yutsano says:

    @Anne Laurie: Grazie mille! I forgot to do that earlier in the week!

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    Ugh, hate clicking links to shitpiles.

    And it looks like the Freepers got to the poll well before I did. 32% for, 68% against. I voted for her anyway, for whatever its worth.

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    Wolfdaughter says:


    Yes, it would be a real fluke if she won. (Sorry, couldn’t resist.) :)

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    kay says:

    I have to say, it’s really gotten sick with me. In any kind of contest or dispute, I want them to lose. I get an enormous amount of pleasure out of it when they lose.
    I listen to Morning Joe in the car (I have satellite radio) to find out whatever lie/ bullshit they’re pushing, and then I know exactly what has to happen for them to suffer yet another humiliating defeat.
    It’s 100% adversarial.
    They were hugely inspiring to me during both the Ohio collective bargaining fight and the 2012 election. Every time they’d smugly line up against public employees or celebrate hard-working Real American Romney voters versus those worthless-taker Obama voters I’d think about how they were going to LOSE.
    I know this probably isn’t healthy, but I consider them “on the other side”. Not on the GOP side, necessarily, but on the other side from me.

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    Robert says:

    Malala would be a great pick, but I question whether they’re really going to choose an international winner during a presidential election year. Sandra Fluke would be a good pick because she lets Time get into a huge part of the election campaign cycle and the war on women.

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    kay says:

    The auto rescue, too. I followed the political media commentary on the auto rescue and it was nearly unanimous. They predicted it would fail, they sternly lectured a whole region of the country, they WANTED it to fail. It wasn’t even close, it was like 10 to one OPPOSED. Listening to it from “the ground” was AMAZING. They were so clearly hoping it would fail and we’d all be punished. Adversarial. They were on the other side from me.
    I wanted it to succeed on substantive grounds, sure, but I also wanted these arrogant clueless fucks to be WRONG.
    And they were. Wrong. So they just moved on to being wrong about the next thing.

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    double nickel says:

    The 1%. They’re still in charge, after all.

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    gocart mozart says:


    Mohamed Morsi

    Revolutionary, Susan Rcie’s hero, savior of peace in Gaza, and the next Hitler. What more can you ask?

    Howabout, you’re an asshole?

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    PaulW says:

    You can see where the voter fraud is: the North Korean guy (whom I won’t name to avoid the Google hits) has 2 million-plus votes for a 95 percent yes/no lead. Someone’s padding the numbers there.

    So far the real leaders are teen Malala Yousafzai, Stephen Corbert, Curiosity Mars rover, and the Higgs-Boson particle.

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    djheru says:

    Whoever recorded Mitt’s 47% fundraiser speech is my person of the year.

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    Starlit says:

    @kay: ‘Spect you’ve got a lot of company, kay. Mine, for sure. Although if it’s Jon Huntsman talking, I’ll give him a chance to give me a reason to lump him with the rest of the uneducable sociopaths God-fearing, well-meaning People of the Lie.

    RIP, Scott M. Peck.

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