If ‘The Internet’ Wins the Nobel Peace Price, Does the ‘Chocolate Rain’ Kid Accept the Award?
- Joshua M Brown
- March 14th, 2010
This is some ill foolishness, y’all…
Apparently ‘The Internet’ itself is up for the recently devalued and rendered meaningless Nobel Peace Prize this year. This is akin to TIME‘s Man of the Year going to ‘You’ recently, complete with a mirror on the magazine’s cover. Gross.
They will argue that the internet has the power to “start a dialogue” or “give equal voice to the oppressed and censored” and they are a little bit right, but so why not just give it to Twitter and its founders? Twitter was ground zero for the citizens’ fund raising activities for Haiti and it was also where the world heard about and discussed the Iranian fight for election freedom last year. The internet itself is only very partially meaningful to the cause of peace, but the majority of it is just useful for the viewing of pornography and the banner ad marketing of As Seen On TV products.
Anyway, we’ll conclude with this silliness…
If Wired Magazine‘s (the nominator) campaign proves successful and ‘The Internet’ wins, who among us gets to accept the award? Below, some suggestions…
Choices to accept the Nobel Prize on behalf of ‘The Internet’:
a. Al Gore
c. Paris Hilton
e. Larry & Sergey
This is all foolish speculation, as we know damn well that should ‘The Internet’ be named the winner, Arianna Huffington must be chosen to accept the award according to Web Law, lest we find ourselves disconnected.
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