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Time Magazine's Person of the Year is . . . another Korean!

 
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madoka



Joined: 27 Mar 2008

PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:37 pm    Post subject: Time Magazine's Person of the Year is . . . another Korean! Reply with quote

First chosen sexiest man alive and now man of the year. Lil' Kim is on a roll.

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Kim Jong Un is Time's 2012 Person of the Year. That is, according to the magazine's online readers, who chose the North Korean leader over the likes of President Barack Obama, Olympic gold medalist Gabrielle Douglas, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart in an online vote.

It doesn't mean Kim will be named Time's official Person of the Year when the choice is revealed on the "Today" show on Dec. 19—that honor is decided by the editors. It just means the son of the late Kim Jong Il received 5.6 million votes in Time's admittedly "completely unscientific" reader poll.

"While we don't make our selection based on the poll results," Time executive editor Radhika Jones noted in the blog post that announced the winners, "it's always interesting to see where some of our preferred candidates end up."

As has been the case in previous years, users of 4chan, an Internet forum, launched a campaign to manipulate the poll, pushing North Korea's supreme leader to the top of the list, according to the magazine.

Stewart came in second with 2.4 million votes. Rounding out the top five: undocumented immigrants (1,554,085); Douglas (1,515,215); and, together, Burmese leaders Aung San Suu Kyi and Thein Sein (1,487,945).
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andrewchon



Joined: 16 Nov 2008
Location: In my goshiwon cubicle. Seeking moksha.

PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's not a Korean. He is a hologram projected from space by China.
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young_clinton



Joined: 09 Sep 2009

PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

andrewchon wrote:
He's not a Korean. He is a hologram projected from space by China.


According to some physicists, it is possible we are all holograms projected from the edge of the universe. I read it in the "New Science" Magazine while I was in Korea. They think the universe might be 2 dimensional and another dimension is added by ripples in the 2 dimensions.
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nautilus



Joined: 26 Nov 2005
Location: Je jump, Tu jump, oui jump!

PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The editor recieved a fat envelope.

As did the directors of various TV channels and magazines.

There are definitely some influential koreans out there paying to get a positive media spin for their country.
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wishfullthinkng



Joined: 05 Mar 2010

PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this was the work of 4chan. if you look at the first letter of the winners in order they spell:

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Jyang486



Joined: 25 Nov 2011

PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and why would the others get person of the year?
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12ax7



Joined: 07 Nov 2009

PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wishfullthinkng wrote:
this was the work of 4chan. if you look at the first letter of the winners in order they spell:

k
j
u
g
a
s
c
h
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m
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I doubt North Korea's propagandists will mention it's an elaborate prank.
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Yagremohbhg



Joined: 04 Oct 2012
Location: Busan

PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yah 4chan did it and it's only the 'reader's choice' (got that Rain?) not TIME'S actual choice, which is published later.
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