Time's Person of the Year: Them?

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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FRONT-RUNNER Gore, "You" cover (inset) If your grandma is still alive and her eyesight hasn't failed yet, you've probably seen a copy of Time magazine sitting next to the bowl of sour candy on her coffee table. It's almost time for that august publication to select its Person of the Year, a meaningless accolade that is usually bestowed upon the person or thing that will create the most buzz for Time, a magazine so attuned to the level of sophistication possessed by its readers that it correctly assumes they are the kind of people who find Joel Stein to be a laugh riot. (They do; he is not.)

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