1. Yes, folks, I identified Historian Niall Ferguson as my ideal man some time ago – after reading his books Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order and the Lessons for Global Power and Colossus: Rise and Fall of the American Empire in fact.
While I don’t necessarily agree with every one of his conclusions, he argues extremely concisely and cogently, drawing on clearly-presented evidence from different cultures and periods and with a writing style which is a pleasure to read.
Also, he is hot. 🙂
Of course, he’s happily married with three children.
My only regret about turning down the undergraduate place I was offered to read History and Philosophy at Jesus College, Oxford, is that shortly after I would have arrived he took up a position as Fellow and Tutor in Modern History there. I would have attended his lectures. I could have seduced him instead of an Italian tutor of Ancient Greek Philosophy and Logic in Edinburgh. Gah!
I have often thought how useful a time machine would be and now I know EXACTLY what I would use it for first. Fuck the dinosaurs.
2. And while we’re nowhere near the subject, here is Sean Connery as Zardoz. Why? You may well ask. We certainly did. No answer, however, appears even remotely sufficient to explain this.