As some of you may know, Time Magazine will be announcing their choice for Man/Person/Device/Population of the Year soon. In the past I’ve always been content to let Time perform this research and announce their findings. It saves me a lot of work and, even when I disagree, I would usually go along. That all ended last year when Time completely sold out and announced “You” as Person(s) of the Year.
Now, I guess technically, I am a member of You (at least from Time’s perspective) so I guess I should be honored. Still, sharing an honor with a couple of billion others does detract from it. Anyway, Time, in my opinion, is no longer fit to bestow this honor. So, I’m going to pick up the slack here and make the announcement before the Time folk take another hit of acid and pick Condi.
The 2007 person of the year is J.K. Rowling! Rowling, in my opinion, has done more over the past decade to entertain and enthrall the people of Earth than all the Hollywood moguls combined. And she did it in long hand writing on legal pads. Plus – she’s kinda cute.
Now, truth in advertising, I have never read a Harry Potter book. I’ve seen a couple of the movies and, while enjoyable, I felt they lacked nudity. Nonetheless, Rowling well deserves this honor and I am both proud and pleased to bestow it.
As my friends down in Oz might say – “Good on ya, Jo“.