Thursday, September 25, 2014

Bashar al-Assad

There is some thinking on Madison Street about painting this guy ...

Man, that's a lot of fucking neck.

The length of the man's neck is rivaled only by the insufficiency of his mustache.  This from something called nndb.com ...

Bashar al-Assad never expected to be a head of state. The second son of President Hafez al-Assad, Bashar was studying ophthalmology in London when his older brother and heir apparent Basil was killed in a car accident. Bashar was immediately enrolled in the Homs military academy, north of Damascus, and groomed for the highest office. He came into power in 2000 after the death of his father.

Wow.  This is just like that TV show Tyranny!

For the record, nndb is actually kind of an interesting site.  It gives you the briefest blurb about tens of thousands of people.  I looked up Assad, then Kate Middleton, then Steve Earle -- just to get a feel for the range of the thing.

I looked up Steve Earle because I've recently been enjoying his son Justin Townes Earle's album Harlem River Blues quite a bit.

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