Wednesday, December 20, 2006

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.

8 comments:

kate said...

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

Greg said...

Cop-Out of the Year:
Time Magazine

kate said...

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

zorak163 said...

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

Joe said...

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?

chillier said...

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.

Killer said...

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.

kate said...

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!"