Taking a Stand

Tomorrow I will be cancelling my subscription to Time.

Effective immediately, I will no longer use AOL Instant Messenger. (Friends shouldn’t let friends use AOL anyway, but that’s a story for another time.)

It’s a good thing I bought the Return of the King Special Edition last week–tomorrow I would not have.


Because Time Magazine named George W. Bush “Person of the Year.”

My response as a consumer is this–boycott AOL-Time-Warner products to the best of my ability. It may be a boycott in vain, but it will be my boycott. Bush is no “Person of the Year.” Idiot of the Year, maybe. Duper of the Year, definitely. He’s not a leader, he’s P.T. Barnum, and that I cannot stomach.

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

2 thoughts on “Taking a Stand

  1. Funny, I canceld my Time subscription when they named him MOTY last time.

    Can’t say I use A.I.M. I do use Apple’s iChat and Trillian at work…which ride the AIM network, but doesn’t net AOL any ad money:-) (not that I see you on AIM anyway)

  2. You are aware that such luminaries as Hitler, Stalin, and the computer have all been named “Man of the Year,” right? It isn’t always a matter of accolades, but usually of influence. Unfortunately, El Busto will take it as vindication for all his “hard work.”

    Besides, what are you doing having a subscription to Time anyway? Do you moonlight as a doctor or something? 😉

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