Friday, February 15, 2008

Bow to Me!

Yes, I took the historical lunatic quiz. I'm rather pleased with the results.

I'm Joshua Abraham Norton, the first and only Emperor of the United States of America!
Which Historical Lunatic Are You?
From the fecund loins of Rum and Monkey.

Your days consisted of parading around your domain - the San Francisco streets - in a uniform of royal blue with gold epaulettes. This was set off by a beaver hat and umbrella. You dispensed philosophy and inspected the state of sidewalks and the police with equal aplomb. You were a great ally of the maligned Chinese of the city, and once dispersed a riot by standing between the Chinese and their would-be assailants and reciting the Lord's Prayer quietly, head bowed.

Once arrested, you were swiftly pardoned by the Police Chief with all apologies, after which all policemen were ordered to salute you on the street. Your renown grew. Proprietors of respectable establishments fixed brass plaques to their walls proclaiming your patronage; musical and theatrical performances invariably reserved seats for you and your two dogs. (As an aside, you were a good friend of Mark Twain, who wrote an epitaph for one of your faithful hounds, Bummer.) The Census of 1870 listed your occupation as "Emperor".


I think that sounds about right.

James also took the quiz. He is Nichola Tesla, which is surprisingly appropriate.

In an interesting side note we rented "The Prestige" for my birthday. In it, David Bowe plays Nichola Tesla.


At February 18, 2008 10:09 PM, Blogger brooke t. higgins said...

seems about right. you do inspect a lot of things. after you butt them.


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