Monday, December 18, 2006

Salon's Person of the Year

Via Slashdot, I see that Time's "Person of the Year" is, "you". Apart from some jokes about putting "Time Person of the Year, 2006" on one's resume, I agree with what the consensus of the Slashdot commenters that this is totally lame.

And I commend to you a much more interesting "Person of the Year" bit on Salon, in which they pick S.R. Sidarth (aka, macaca).

S.R. Sidarth

[T]he same voters may also have recognized Sidarth, born and raised in northern Virginia, a straight-A student at a state college and a member of the local Hindu temple, as their neighbor. Allen was just a California transplant with dip and cowboy boots who had glommed on to the ancient racial quirks of his adopted home. Sidarth was the kid next door. He, not Allen, was the real Virginian. He was proof that every hour his native commonwealth drifts further from the orbit of the GOP's solid South and toward a day when Allen's act will be a tacky antique. Allen was the past, Sidarth is the wired, diverse future -- of Virginia, the political process and the country.


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