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2011 Person of the Year


“One group of Internet denizens sadly attracts the ire of many. We are of course talking about the Time magazine 2011 person of the year: The Youtube commenter”

by Peter Demain
Arbitrage Partner Blog
Dirty Garnet

It’s a great time for the Internet. The first decade in which it entirely occupied our mammalian brains has just concluded. The Internet itself abides in dignity, stocked with so many porn sites and so many artistic displays of creativity such as the heaving music-ish remnants of MySpace.

One group of Internet denizens sadly attracts the ire of many. We are of course talking about the Time magazine 2011 person of the year: The Youtube commenter.

[pullquote]The discussion over, the doddery staff were escorted from the building, some singing and one dunking his inebriated face into a nearby moist planter[/pullquote]

1994 – Justin Bieber’s birth.

1995 - Eazy-E’s Death.

1996 – Tupac’s Death.

1997 – Biggie’s Death.

2000 – End of the greatest century of all time.” (65 thumbbery upperies)

Music lovers were to feature in the application hugely. Their opinions tended towards old music being good, and new music being of poor quality. Such revelation from the mouths of the YouTube commenters is sure to rock the foundations of the music industry, and may even cause it to change as long as that pays and is risk-free.


Other members had been won over after viewing such comments as: “lol, the chick in this is hot” (6 thumbs) and “so thats wat stormtroopers do in there extra time” (41 thumbs). However one man pointed out that the majority of comments are such utter dredge in terms of quality that they merit not an award, but a swift boot to the dustbins.

That YouTube is forever ensconced by the detritus of the human species is no secret. That it is appallingly awash by tripe is no reason for us to disregard the entire shebang as a metaphor for the human condition – mostly crappy, but on rare occasions good. This is the spirit of the Person of the Year decoration.

“(quotation from a given YouTube clip)” (285 thumzarish zumupparians)

So it was. The discussion over, the doddery staff were escorted from the building, some singing and one dunking his inebriated face into a nearby moist planter. A vain search for sobriety. The bar staff were afterwards heard to wonder about how on Earth such a magazine sells, and how it still has clout in these modern times. Hearing this, the Time staffers collectively protested that ‘they were not near in as hopeless a state as The Times of Britain’.


by Peter Demain
Arbitrage Partner Blog
Dirty Garnet

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