WTF of the Day: ‘Time’ Transforms Bizarre Willow & Jaden Smith Interview Into Poetry

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WTF of the Day: ‘Time’ Transforms Bizarre Willow & Jaden Smith Interview Into Poetry
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Willow and Jaden Smith, otherworldy offspring of Will and Jada Pinkett, have conducted their first interview together for the "New York Times," and based on Jaden's past tweets, it's exactly what you might expect. A whole lot of WTF.

Or maybe they are on a whole other plane of existence beyond our current understanding, and we just don't "get it."

Some examples:

Q: What are some of the themes that recur in your work?

JADEN: The P.C.H. being one of them; the melancholiness of the ocean; the melancholiness of everything else.

Q: What have you been reading?

WILLOW: Quantum physics. Osho.

Q: So what's next?

JADEN: I have a goal to be just the most craziest person of all time. And when I say craziest, I mean, like, I want to do like Olympic-level things. I want to be the most durable person on the planet.

And so "Time," using actual quotes from the interview, has naturally built a "Jaden and Willow Smith Poetry Generator":

And it's magical. I mean… so melancholy.

Controversy of the Day: Time Wants to Ban the Word ‘Feminist’ in 2015

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Controversy of the Day: Time Wants to Ban the Word ‘Feminist’ in 2015
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Yasssss, you read that right. Along with a number of justifiably obnoxious, overused words and phrases like "literally," "bae," and "turnt," Time's fourth annual poll titled "Which Word Should Be Banned in 2015?" also includes the word "feminist."

The post clarifies the nomination as follows:

"You have nothing against feminism itself, but when did it become a thing that every celebrity had to state their position on whether this word applies to them, like some politician declaring a party? Let's stick to the issues and quit throwing this label around like ticker tape at a Susan B. Anthony parade."

The poll, while intended to be a lighthearted piece, has resulted in a bit of controversy online over that words' inclusion.

Washington Post writer Alyssa Rosenberg has a lengthy piece explaining why she thinks "Suggesting banning it is stupid on linguistic grounds, not just political ones."

Samantha Allen from the The Daily Beast goes even further to dub the poll both "sexist" and "racist."

And, as The Daily Dot points out, some users on 4Chan's /b/ board, who are infamous for regularly gaming year-end polls on Time, are using the site to rally votes to ban "feminist." 9gag is reportedly also trolling the poll.

And it seems to be working.

As of Thursday afternoon, "feminist" is winning with 50% of the votes, with "bae" in a distant second.
"OMG," "YOLO," and "twerk" were the previous winners.

I can't even with this.

As Promised, 4chan Pranksters Spell Out "KJU Gas Chamber" on TIME's Person of the Year Online Poll

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As Promised, 4chan Pranksters Spell Out "KJU Gas Chamber" on TIME's Person of the Year Online Poll
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A group of pranksters affiliated with 4chan have successfully managed to pull off their polling scheme to fix the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as the TIME Magazine's Person of the Year, according to the Daily Dot.

Titillating Magazine Cover of the Day

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Jamie Lynne Grumet, a 26-year-old parenting blogger, offers her nipple to 3-year-old son Aram on the cover of this week's Time magazine, to promote a story about attachment parenting, an approach that encourages parents to breastfeed and co-sleep with their children.

"To me, the whole point of a magazine cover is to get your attention," says Rick Stengel, Time's managing editor. "From the moment that we started talking about this story as a cover possibility, it was like I couldn't get out of the meetings. There was so much opinion and passion about it and discussion. What that told me is, boy, this is a story that people care a lot about."

[hypervocal]

Person Of The Year of the Day

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Person Of The Year of the Day
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Person Of The Year of the Day: TIME picks "The Protester" as its Person of the Year for 2011.

No one could have known that when a Tunisian fruit vendor set himself on fire in a public square, it would incite protests that would topple dictators and start a global wave of dissent. In 2011, protesters didn’t just voice their complaints; they changed the world.

Magazine Cover of the Day

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Magazine Cover of the Day: TIME puts Osama bin Laden on par with history's greatest madman with a decidedly unsubtle homage to their own iconic cover wrapping this week's issue, which hits stands Thursday.

As several have previously noted, Hitler and bin Laden share at least one important similarity: The deaths of both were announced on the very same day -- May 1st.

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