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Postby acsguitar » Mon Dec 18, 2006 12:07 pm

Omaha Red Sox wrote:
acsguitar wrote:Ladanian Tomlinson should be Person of the Year


:-°

I think it's a bit pathetic that Time couldn't find anyone besides internet users to be their Person Of The Year 2006. I'm not a Time reader and was not aware of their, uh, track record either... :-°


yea I don't care much about time magazine....

And really yea its lame...are they saying those slores on myspace are people of the year?
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Postby chadlincoln » Mon Dec 18, 2006 12:21 pm

BritSox wrote:Does this mean I get to put 'TIME Man of the year 2006' on my resume?
I will. :-D ;-D
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Postby acsguitar » Mon Dec 18, 2006 12:24 pm

chadlincoln wrote:
BritSox wrote:Does this mean I get to put 'TIME Man of the year 2006' on my resume?
I will. :-D ;-D


Thats brilliant ;-D
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Postby ThatDude » Mon Dec 18, 2006 1:04 pm

ironman wrote:Does that mean I have to share the honor with Kevin Federline? :-P


And Dick Cheney too.
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Postby Dan Lambskin » Mon Dec 18, 2006 4:58 pm

acsguitar wrote:I decline this honor and give it to Daisuke Matsuzaka


I think they're calling him D-Mat now
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Postby ironman » Mon Dec 18, 2006 5:03 pm

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acsguitar wrote:I decline this honor and give it to Daisuke Matsuzaka


I think they're calling him D-Mat now


Why is it D-Mat? That's stupid. Especially when he can be called Dice so easily.
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Postby Half Massed » Mon Dec 18, 2006 5:53 pm

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Half Massed wrote:Well, usually person of the [time period] is a good thing in most settings. Maybe they should change the title to Most Impactful Person of the Year or something. I guess it would be tough to change now.


But "Person of the Year" is even more ambiguous (and less cumbersome) than "Most Impactful Person of the Year." It doesn't denote anything at all; it's our perception that it should be an honor. The title really doesn't convey that though. We assume because Martin Luther King, Jr. has been "Person of the Year" before that it must be the most admirable, but that's certainly not the case.

It's just whoever (or whatever) is the most newsworthy.... and we all know that news, more often than not, isn't very flattering.


Sure, but in most other settings, a distinction like that means a good thing. As such, people will carry over the inherently good connotations that "person of the [time period]" has in other aspects of life to this. For example, Player of the Month in baseball is always a good thing. You never see it going to someone who, say, collided into a rival's top star at the end of the season and knocked him out for the year, allowing his own team to advance to the playoffs. That would be more impactful than a good hitting month from a different player. Same thing with Employee of the Month and so on.

We're pretty much making the same point. I understand that Person of the Year doesn't mean best person of the year, but some people don't necessarily understand that, hence the outcry when "bad" people are chosen for the distinction. I was saying that a note within the magazine saying that the distinction meant most impactful or newsworthy would be helpful.
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Postby Half Massed » Mon Dec 18, 2006 5:56 pm

ironman wrote:
Dan Lambskin wrote:
acsguitar wrote:I decline this honor and give it to Daisuke Matsuzaka


I think they're calling him D-Mat now


Why is it D-Mat? That's stupid. Especially when he can be called Dice so easily.


I agree. Matsuzaka's name has the capability for a unique nickname, not just another A Rod type.
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Postby acsguitar » Mon Dec 18, 2006 6:23 pm

Half Massed wrote:
ironman wrote:
Dan Lambskin wrote:
acsguitar wrote:I decline this honor and give it to Daisuke Matsuzaka


I think they're calling him D-Mat now


Why is it D-Mat? That's stupid. Especially when he can be called Dice so easily.


I agree. Matsuzaka's name has the capability for a unique nickname, not just another A Rod type.


I call him Matsusie
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Postby Amazinz » Mon Dec 18, 2006 7:07 pm

D-Mat is boring. Dice-K is horrible. Sounds like some rapper you'd find in the bargain bin. I'm leaning toward something simple, maybe Dickey. ;-)
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