QUOTE(melloden @ Wed 13th July 2011, 11:34pm)
Putin deserves the award more than Wikipedia or Wales. When was the last time you saw the ol Jimbo hunting animals shirtless, showing off his courage?
Neither of them deserve the award - after all, it's supposed to be "dedicated to all of those whose courage tears down walls and whose commitment builds bridges." So they need to find someone who does both demolition (presumably getting up really close
to do it) and
has managed to get a bridge over some waterway constructed while being locked up in a lunatic asylum. There can't be many people like that around, surely.
Now, if they were to simply dedicate the award to "whoever happens to be getting a lot of press at the moment," then
I could see it.
Of course, if they're not going to come up with the dosh, why is anyone paying attention in the first place? I mean, if stiffed awards are press-worthy, why doesn't everybody award one to themselves?
So, I hereby award myself $1.2 million for my having the courage and commitment to click the "Add Reply" button for this post. Stop the presses!
And hey, I'm rich!