The recipe for an iconic queen:
1- Flamboyant name
2- Fierce persona
3- Defining outfits
4- Personalized hairdo
5- A trademark feature
6- One hell of a PR teamI then realized that it takes that same exact effort to make a leader.
A rush of images containing Hitler’s mustache, Bin laden’s headgear, Obama’s campaigns, Saddam’s narcism crossed through my mind. It got me thinking that behind every “great” man, there’s a queen.Like drag queens, political/religious leaders are expected to entertain, perform and occasionally lip-sync a public speech.
But unlike drag queens, the fame hungry leaders don’t know when to take their costumes off.
Well, that sounds about right. According to the Political Compass Test I’m lefter and more anarchal than the Dalai Lama, but then if I headed up a country and was worshipped as a living god, it’s hard to see how I would be able to resist the temptation to, you know, believe them a little bit. Of my hacker/Anonymous friends who have taken this, I’m the most authoritarian and also the most leftist. As Disconnect on Facebook said, “To be fair you are only an authoritarian compared to rest of us anarchists.. You are the most anarchist authoritarian on the planet and the most authoritarian anarchist in the room.”
I’m not quite as lefty as Stalin, it says. But Stalin was a fascist.
You have a cynical view of the world, but you’re nevertheless very earnest and truly believe that people have the power to bring about positive change. You’re very curious and creative, and are very active in seeking out inspiration in unlikely places.
I am the Thin White Duke and you aren’t
Try the Which Bowie are You quiz at Zimbio. and tell them AND Buzzfeed to provide a goddam embed code, wouldja?
Merry Christmas from John Watson and Sherlock Holmes. Are you ready to unwrap the packages?
Sherlock fans (and Johnlock fans) have waited TOO DAMN LONG! Sure, sure, you think waiting 365 days for Christmas is hard? How about waiting almost two full fucking years for a new episode of the iconic BBC series? 15 January 2012 was the last day we had an original Sherlock; since then, some of us have tried sustaining ourselves on a diet of fan fiction, but my diabeetus flared up again and there are only so many “John looked at Sherlock. Sherlock looked at John. Manly man-on-man longing was in every manly glance…” passages you can read before you dissolve into giggles.
Well, our long wait is OVAH!
The BBC has just released a seven minute mini-episode featuring teaser after teaser (although honestly anyone could have spotted that bitch in the saffron, I mean come on!) And it is damn good.
It better be damn good. This will have to sustain us until New Year’s Day.
As for that package-unwrapping referred to in the caption at the top? Well, here it is.
It’s a fact! Take that musty old VHS tape of the Christmas yule log and toss it on the fire, because there’s a new time-waster in town. The internet’s cutest cat, Lil BUB, has come out with a full hour of her napping and purring by the fireside.
Seriously. That’s all it is. One cat drooling and making noises and intermittently sleeping, with a fire in the background. Enjoy!
What could be better than an hour of a magical squonking, snorting and purring BUB at a cozy fire?
Loop it on your screen, and let BUB warm your home with SCIENCE and MAGIC this holiday season.