Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Person of the year: My dad

Time magazine's annual Person of the Year edition arrived yesterday. For those that haven't seen it (spoiler alert), the cover consists of a reflective strip, with a caption underneath that says "You. Yes, you. You control the Information Age. Welcome to your world."

Kudos to Time for figuring out that its readers are so self-absorbed that we would cancel our subscriptions if it didn't name us all persons of the year. (If Dustin Picasso is reading, you can not put this on your resume).

But, unfortunately, the mirrored material on the front is rather cheap. So when my dad got the magazine, he stared at it for over a minute. "Who is that?" he asked.

Thanks to Pat Neal for pointing out the likelihood that Time's "decision" committee got the idea while getting high and watching the Big Lebowski.

3 comments:

blondebomber said...

Nemesis,

Congrats on being named person of the year in Time magazine. A well deserved honor

Kathy Schrenk said...

Uh, Lebowski wasn't the first thing you thought of when you saw the cover?

pogblog said...

Time's mylar makes "You" look like "you" did bad acid -- whoever "you" are.