Surviving the World

A Photocomic Education by Dante Shepherd

Lesson #830 - Major Magazine Awards

As I said yesterday (and as probably many others did) when they named Mark Zuckerberg the Person of the Year, "Big deal. I already won that a few years back." But if you look back at the history of the Person, the magazine has named Baby Boomers (1966), the middle class (1969), American women (1975), and "You" (2006) (as well as the American soldier in 2003). No offense to women or anyone else in those categories, but when the magazine is already unwilling to give it to anyone they consider to be more of a villain, that's a lot of cop-out answers, especially when it's already going to the President practically every four years.

Heck, if you were also a part-computer cyborg by 1982, you would be a six-time recepient.

In general, these end-of-the-year magazine awards are pretty ridiculous, or at least, like many things in life, way more full of themselves than they ought to be. So if you don't already take them with a grain of salt, you probably should learn to.

Even if I do like to think I myself was named Time's person of the year (2006) and one of Sports Illustrated's Sportsmen of the Year (2004). (You read that article and tell me they weren't practically giving the award to the diehard fans, too.)

If you're interested in a STW shirt for the holidays, you're going to have to express order it. Thanks!