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  1. namlliT noD Member
    namlliT noD
    @DonTillman

    On the plus side…

    She’s actually crazy successful in a market that has been mostly demolished, as it’s been left without a viable business model for a while.

    (Not that I can name a single Taylor Swift song…)

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  2. kedavis Coolidge
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    namlliT noD (View Comment):

    On the plus side…

    She’s actually crazy successful in a market that has been mostly demolished, as it’s been left without a viable business model for a while.

     

    I wonder if that’s because more people are willing to buy her music rather than just steal it, or if it’s more about the live shows?  Kinda hard to pirate being in an audience.

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  3. MWD B612 "Dawg" Member
    MWD B612 "Dawg"
    @danok1

    Has TIME changed the definition? I thought it was the person that, for better or for worse, most influenced the news. So many others have influenced the new this year.

    I mean, TS as “entertainer of the year?” Sure, why not? 

    I disagree with this being a sign of an unserious nation. But it is a sign of TIME being an unserious newsweekly. 

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  4. EJHill Podcaster
    EJHill
    @EJHill

    kedavis: Kinda hard to pirate being in an audience.

    Nothing is more modern America than hearing someone who paid $1,500 for a Taylor Swift ticket whine about their student loans.

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  5. BDB Member
    BDB
    @BDB

    MWD B612 "Dawg" (View Comment):
    Has TIME changed the definition? I thought it was the person that, for better or for worse, most influenced the news. So many others have influenced the new this year.

    I mean, TS as “entertainer of the year?” Sure, why not?

    I disagree with this being a sign of an unserious nation. But it is a sign of TIME being an unserious newsweekly.

    Yeah, that “most influence the news” always struck me as thin cover for just doing whatever they wanted anyway.  I guess TMZ is short for Time MagaZine.

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  6. Richard O'Shea Coolidge
    Richard O'Shea
    @RichardOShea

    Ever since I was named Time’s person of the year in 2006, it is impossible to take them seriously. 

    In spite of this, I still put it on my resume.

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  7. EJHill Podcaster
    EJHill
    @EJHill

    Richard O’Shea: Ever since I was named Time’s person of the year in 2006, it is impossible to take them seriously.

    Ha! You should try dealing with that whole “Sexiest Man Alive” thing from People.

     

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  8. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
    Bryan G. Stephens
    @BryanGStephens

    Let’s yell at clouds some more!

     

     

     

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  9. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
    Bryan G. Stephens
    @BryanGStephens
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  10. Flapjack Coolidge
    Flapjack
    @Flapjack

    EJHill (View Comment):

    kedavis: Kinda hard to pirate being in an audience.

    Nothing is more modern America than hearing someone who paid $1,500 for a Taylor Swift ticket whine about their student loans.

    And that is a sign of an unserious (and decadent) nation.

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  11. EJHill Podcaster
    EJHill
    @EJHill

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Also, this is an unserious website.

    Since the power that be have decided the put the word [redacted] in place of the letters:

     

    Actually, that’s kind of hilarious. We were updating some of Max’s moderator code.

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  12. Astroluxe Innovations Admin
    Astroluxe Innovations
    @Astroluxe

    EJHill (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Also, this is an unserious website.

    Since the power that be have decided the put the word [redacted] in place of the letters:

    Actually, that’s kind of hilarious. We were updating some of Max’s moderator code.

    This should be fixed now. Document will show; [REDACTED] will not.

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  13. Samuel Block Support
    Samuel Block
    @SamuelBlock

    EJHill (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Also, this is an unserious website.

    Since the power that be have decided the put the word [redacted] in place of the letters:

    Actually, that’s kind of hilarious. We were updating some of Max’s moderator code.

    Hey! We are serious! And don’t call us “[redacted]”.

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  14. Percival Thatcher
    Percival
    @Percival

    Time has gone from being the most influential news magazine in the country to being a clickbait website dreaming of former glory. They need buzz.

    Looks like they’ve found some, and all it cost them is a dollop of their shrinking self-respect.

    I’m kind of surprised Disney hasn’t fired Kathleen Kennedy and appointed Taylor Swift to head LucasFilm.

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  15. thelonious Member
    thelonious
    @thelonious

    I do find this troubling. She’s a white, heterosexual cis-gendered woman. She’s even dating a football player who has to be full of toxic masculinity. It feels like we’re taking a step back here.

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  16. Bishop Wash Member
    Bishop Wash
    @BishopWash

    Richard O'Shea (View Comment):

    Ever since I was named Time’s person of the year in 2006, it is impossible to take them seriously.

    In spite of this, I still put it on my resume.

    I’ve been named it twice and so has my wife, although only once in the same year. 

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  17. kedavis Coolidge
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    EJHill (View Comment):

    Richard O’Shea: Ever since I was named Time’s person of the year in 2006, it is impossible to take them seriously.

    Ha! You should try dealing with that whole “Sexiest Man Alive” thing from People.

     

    “Don’t Trust The B**** In Apartment 23” had a very funny episode about that.

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  18. TBA Coolidge
    TBA
    @RobtGilsdorf

    I’ve little respect for Time in general or their ‘Person of the Year’ choices in particular. 

    That said, Taylor Swift – love her, hate her, or towering indifference her – is Elvis-big and has a lot more influence on culture, with a wider demographic. 

    And she’s not nearly as political as the bulk of entertainers. Nor slutty. 

    They could – and have – done worse

    And she won my heart when, in response to someone claiming they were going to leak her nude photos, she said, ‘good luck on the photoshopping because I’ve never had nude photos taken’. 

    Considering how many young girls follow her on TwiXter, that alone qualifies her for Person of the Year. 

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  19. Henry Castaigne Member
    Henry Castaigne
    @HenryCastaigne

    My objection to Taylor Swift as person of the year is that she represents the unending feminization and feeling-supremacism of everything. 

    I have no problem with a pop singer singing about feminine feelings. I fact I find it delightfully old-fashioned that a an actual female is feminine. 

    But it seems like the superficial estrogen is starting to suffocate the serious and the masculine.

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  20. Eugene Kriegsmann Member
    Eugene Kriegsmann
    @EugeneKriegsmann

    It proves a few things, the fatuous nature of this country, the complete decline of a once relevant news magazine, and just how much Biden’s choices in his cabinet and staff has made everything unserious.  We really need a reset!

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  21. BDB Member
    BDB
    @BDB

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    My objection to Taylor Swift as person of the year is that she represents the unending feminization and feeling-supremacism of everything.

    I have no problem with a pop singer singing about feminine feelings. I fact I find it delightfully old-fashioned that a an actual female is feminine.

    But it seems like the superficial estrogen is starting to suffocate the serious and the masculine.

    She’s being prepped for a political run. You can smell it.  It’s been percolating all year.  Like the carefully crafted supposedly candid video showing how she bravely and tearfully stood up to her family, making them join her and support her in her deranged hatred of Trump.

    100% politics.

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  22. Miffed White Male Member
    Miffed White Male
    @MiffedWhiteMale

    We Are an Unserious Nation

     

    No, Time is just an unserious magazine.

     

    Don’t read too much into it. 

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  23. TheRightNurse, radiant figure of feminine kindness Member
    TheRightNurse, radiant figure of feminine kindness
    @TheRightNurse

    … and you’re making a main feed post about Time Magazine’s person of the year?

    Really. 

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  24. kedavis Coolidge
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    We Are an Unserious Nation

     

    No, Time is just an unserious magazine.

     

    Don’t read too much into it.

    And TS is an unserious person.  Don’t read too much into either.

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  25. Doug Watt Member
    Doug Watt
    @DougWatt

    Speaking of Four Horsemen, these four guys in the photo are far better than Famine, Pestilence, Destruction, Death and Taylor Swift 

    #4 The Four Horsemen: Notre Dame Football's Top 25 Players // UHND.com

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  26. Franco Member
    Franco
    @Franco

    My first problem with Time man of the year choice was in 1979. I happened to be living in Cairo,  Egypt. Downtown. There was no television there was only newspapers and magazines and coffee. The news stands displayed the picture of ayatollah Khomeini as man of the year. To the ordinary Egyptians who have a basic grasp of English it was not a good message.

     They claimed the accolade was for impact on the world. Then they chose Rudy Giuliani over Osama Bin Laden – a choice they probably regret. At the time they were interested in downplaying Bush and creating an alternate hero. 

    Fast forward two other ridiculous manifestations of this poorly defined award. 

    Whistleblowers!  Remember ? You! They have no base or standard. 

    The people who chose Ms. Swift have probably been to one of her recent concerts with their daughters.

     

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  27. TBA Coolidge
    TBA
    @RobtGilsdorf

    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    We Are an Unserious Nation

     

    No, Time is just an unserious magazine.

     

    Don’t read too much into it.

    Hell, I didn’t read them when they were an actual magazine. 

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  28. kedavis Coolidge
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Franco (View Comment):

    My first problem with Time man of the year choice was in 1979. I happened to be living in Cairo, Egypt. Downtown. There was no television there was only newspapers and magazines and coffee. The news stands displayed the picture of ayatollah Khomeini as man of the year. To the ordinary Egyptians who have a basic grasp of English it was not a good message.

    They claimed the accolade was for impact on the world. Then they chose Rudy Giuliani over Osama Bin Laden – a choice they probably regret. At the time they were interested in downplaying Bush and creating an alternate hero.

    Fast forward two other ridiculous manifestations of this poorly defined award.

    Whistleblowers! Remember ? You! They have no base or standard.

    The people who chose Ms. Swift have probably been to one of her recent concerts with their daughters.

     

    And are still hypnotized by all the flashing lights etc.

    That seems to be a real problem at least in some cases.

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  29. Jim McConnell Member
    Jim McConnell
    @JimMcConnell

    namlliT noD (View Comment):

    On the plus side…

    She’s actually crazy successful in a market that has been mostly demolished, as it’s been left without a viable business model for a while.

    (Not that I can name a single Taylor Swift song…)

    Taylor Swift is a singer?

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  30. Franco Member
    Franco
    @Franco

    My first problem with Time man of the year choice was in 1979. I happen to be living in Cairo Egypt. There was no television there was only newspapers and magazines and coffee. The news stands displayed the picture of ayatollah Khomeini as man of the year. To the ordinary Egyptians who have a basic grasp of English it was not a good message.

    They claimed the accolade was for impact on the world.

    Fast forward two other ridiculous manifestations of this poorly defined award.

    another TiME related post :

    Step Right Up, Folks! See the Flying Cow!

     

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