And Here I Didn’t Even Know I Was in the Running

Time
Kate: I just wanted to congratulate you on being Time’s Person of the Year.
Me: Congratulations to you as well!
Kate: Thank you, thank you. I knew I was on the short list last year, but this is really an honor.
Me: I had a conversation with a coworker and I think I really convinced him that I was on the cover. He said, “What, is it someone who looks exactly like you?” No, it’s ME. And it’s also YOU. Very existential.
Kate: Yeah, and it doesn’t diminish the honor at all to have to share it with six billion other freaks.

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8 Responses to “And Here I Didn’t Even Know I Was in the Running”


  1. 1 kate December 20, 2006 at 12:49 am

    God damn that’s some witty banter. No wonder we’re both POTY.

  2. 2 Greg December 20, 2006 at 8:56 am

    Cop-Out of the Year:
    Time Magazine

  3. 3 kate December 20, 2006 at 10:23 am

    Aw, Greg, show some love. You’ll be alone on the cover next year.

  4. 4 zorak163 December 20, 2006 at 7:57 pm

    I think that the people at Time magazine looked at all of the newsmakers of the year and threw their hands up in disgust…

  5. 5 Joe December 21, 2006 at 9:39 am

    It’s too bad Britney’s vag isn’t a person, because it would have won, hands down.

    And who do you think would win if Time had a “Least Favorite/Unimportant Person of the Year” – K-Fed or Paris Hilton?

  6. 6 chillier December 21, 2006 at 12:27 pm

    Why don’t they have a “Most Embarrassing Person of the Year” category? Cause Joe I think you just named two of the many, many winners. Actually Britney’s vag would win too, and Mel Gibson and Michael Richards and Tom Cruise and…god, I guess they’d have to make this one “you” also.

  7. 7 Killer December 21, 2006 at 9:58 pm

    I think Time just forgot about it and then, “Oh shit, it goes to print tomorrow! Well, put a shiny piece of metal on there and say, YOU.”
    I can respect procrastination.

  8. 8 kate December 22, 2006 at 9:39 am

    Also, when I see that cover why do I picture Time editors shouting and pointing at people like Oprah on her car giveaway show, “You’re person of the year! And you! And you!”


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