Time magazine will announce its "Person of the Year" on December 10, and will feature him/her in the magazine's December issue. However, earlier this week, one of the Time employees already spilled the beans and leaked the December's issue magazine cover which we feature in the themepost. Should we really believe Time has chosen Vladimir Putin or is it just a clever photoshop hoax? If this cover is authentic, it will be the second time the magazine has honored Putin (first time being 2007). After the annexation of Crimea, Putin does not stop Russia's involvement in the civil war in Ukraine, even at the cost of his country being hit by the Western sanctions. That's a classic case when a man's ego is put in front of the nation's interests. And the Time's honorary award will only boost his ego.
While we wait till December 10 to know for sure, choose your own (worthy or unworthy) person and Photoshop him/her on the TIME magazine cover as 2014 Person of the Year. Real or fictional celebrities (from movies, cartoons, paintings) are all welcome.
Swashbuckle I guess I'm starting to lean more and more towards an ambivalent light-hearted look at a collapsing world. It's seems a perfectly valid coping mechanism, and is much less destructive than compulsive drinking. Now I know the great sages of 1950's and 60's Mad Magazine had the right take on the whole mess.