Sunday, December 17, 2006


Time magazine named me Person of the Year. It's about time. Critics overwhelmingly agree that I was far more qualified to earn the coveted honour than Dubya in 2004. I was disappointed again in 2005; if they had room amongst their three slots for half of the Stephen and Melinda Gates Foundation, how could they have overlooked me? But I finally got the praise I deserve, so suck on that, Donald Rumsfeld. :-)


Blogger Qian said...

Those bastards. They distinctly told me that they would name me as their P.O.Y. But it turned out to be you. I'm still waiting for Hu (President of China) to get named.

"Who is Time's Person of the Year?"


12/17/2006 08:00:00 PM  
Blogger Quark said...

"Only who can prevent forest fires? ... You've pressed 'you', referring to me. That is incorrect. The correct answer is you!"

12/18/2006 11:38:00 AM  
Blogger Quark said...

I went to an academic summer camp with a guy named Yu Hu. I witnessed the greatest comedy routine ever when he entered one of the classes and the teacher tried to find out who he was. Sadly, I don't remember how it went, but it went back and forth for a long time.

12/18/2006 11:42:00 AM  
Blogger Qian said...

Jacob, I don't know how many Yu Hus are out there, but when I was prefroshing at Stanford, the guy living across the hall from my host was named Yu Hu. Who knows, could be the same Yu Hu who went to the summer camp with you. The age/year seems about right.

12/18/2006 02:12:00 PM  
Blogger Vincent said...

Quark, when you write the scene for some great theatre comedy, don't forget to include a certain chocolate beverage for greater comedic effect.

Nice quote, by the way. (Aren't all Simpsons quotes nice?)

12/18/2006 02:43:00 PM  
Blogger Ben said...

Interestingly, I was listening to NPR when they had an interview with the guy in charge of marketing Smokey Bear (note: not Smokey the Bear, but Smokey Bear). He even mentioned that quote!

12/18/2006 04:01:00 PM  
Blogger Vincent said...

Smokey is actually from New Mexico. There's a monument to him in Capitan, about 100 miles from here. I've stopped there on my way east from Socorro.

12/19/2006 12:30:00 AM  

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