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Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Benedict '05

Time is conducting a thoroughly unscientific poll. Because it's internet based and unscientific, it's perfectly all right for me to say, in big capital letters


Honestly, her mediocreness, JK Rowling, currently has 43% (although we are talking about people who tend to read Time, so what do you expect?) We get a new pope, a super-cool German pope, for the first time in 25 years, and they want to make a moderately-talented Scot author who's been around for years person of the year?

There's a billion Catholics on this here earth -- let's prove it.

(ht: Ragemonkey)

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Blogger Jason said...

Hey now, let's not knock JK Rowling. She's an exceptionally talented author, for one thing, and it's not as if she asked to be put on that list.

That objection aside, I do find it a bid odd that the Holy Father has only 2% of the vote (although, of course, as you pointed out, we are talking about Time readers...).

11:39 AM  
Blogger Layla said...

I've never read any of her work, so I can't take sides as to whether she's "exceptionally talented" or just mediocre (as Paul maintains).

At any rate, no matter how great a writer she is, she's no where near as cool--or as worthy of being Person of the Year--as His Holiness. Seriously.

11:46 AM  
Blogger Paul said...

She demonstrates excellent talent in certain elements of writing -- she's witty, her characters are interesting and moderately multi-dimensional, and her stories make you want to keep reading. I just think she's overrated by lots of people (granted, not her fault) who do things like compare her to Tolkien.

1:23 PM  
Blogger Moneybags said...

I loved for Our Holy Father.

PS: Was Pope John Paul ll ever the TIME person of the year? If so, what year?

Thanks for letting us know about the poll

1:15 PM  

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