November 14th, 2006


Brangelina on Ice, the Simpsons trailer, and godless Potter dolls

Poor Dooce: She had to go to NYC and discuss Person of the Year candidates on CNN, with all the attendant self-loathing we mere, pasty bloggers tend to feel in the presence of people with real jobs. My question is, who would you nominate for Person of the Year? I don't know any of CNN's and/or Time's and/or Whoever's criteria, but Dooce mentions them discussing Kim Jong Il and Britney Spears, and in the comments of her blog people suggest Stephen Colbert, Sacha Baron Cohen, Barack Obama, Steve Carell, Nancy Pelosi, and the Amish. "Most Influential" does seem to be part of the general idea, as opposed to judgment values of good and bad, so keep that in mind (wasn't Hitler picked by Time one year during WWII? I mean, in terms of "influence," you can't really argue with that.)

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the_lone_jen: "Xerox has a site where you can select a card to be sent to a soldier overseas for free."

livesinthewalls: "Could you mention The Memory Project is a program through which artists volunteer to create original portraits of/for children living in orphanages around the world. Given these children's frequent history of neglect, abuse and abandonment, such a keepsake is pretty much invaluable in instilling a sense of identity and heritage. The project is largely advertised as being directed toward high school art students, but college students, amateur or professional artists may also volunteer--the only requirement is sufficient skill and creativity to produce a well-executed, thoughtful and original portrait that will be valuable to the recipient for its quality as well as its sentiment." Seriously, if you're an artist, you might want to take this link to any forums or communities where you hang out, since I know there's a ton of fan artists on LJ.

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