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For Halloween, which Despot would you be?
October 31, 2006 7:43 AM   Subscribe

For Halloween, which Despot would you be?
posted by clavdivs to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:43 AM (53 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I would be Danton. Happy Halloween MeFis'.
posted by clavdivs at 7:43 AM on October 31, 2006


Imelda Marcos.
posted by loquacious at 7:43 AM on October 31, 2006


?
posted by cortex at 7:44 AM on October 31, 2006


#1, gone bad.
posted by patricio at 7:45 AM on October 31, 2006


I would wear a big orange box and go as "Home Despot"
posted by briank at 7:48 AM on October 31, 2006 [1 favorite]


Or Eva Peron. Whichever one had more shoes. I could fill them with butter and leave them in remote wilderness locations.
posted by loquacious at 7:48 AM on October 31, 2006


clavdivs!
posted by sciurus at 7:50 AM on October 31, 2006


I can still smell the sulphur.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 7:52 AM on October 31, 2006 [1 favorite]


Can I be a foppish dandy? (Heya Clavdivs!)
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 8:01 AM on October 31, 2006


Know who else went as a despot for Halloween?
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 8:04 AM on October 31, 2006 [1 favorite]


Your mom?
posted by loquacious at 8:07 AM on October 31, 2006


I would go as a white kettle.

Despot would call des kettle black.
posted by leftcoastbob at 8:09 AM on October 31, 2006


I'd go as de 7-up spot.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 8:17 AM on October 31, 2006


Despot would call des kettle black.

Racist. It's only OK when Mark Twain does it.
posted by sonofsamiam at 8:30 AM on October 31, 2006


Genghis Khan; with 16 milion living direct descendants after not even a millenium, for getting lucky after a party, he can have had few peers.
posted by jamjam at 8:45 AM on October 31, 2006


Hitler. But only if you're of royal blood.

Godwinned!
posted by ibmcginty at 8:47 AM on October 31, 2006


Caligula.
posted by boo_radley at 8:56 AM on October 31, 2006


Hank Scorpio!

But with better hiring practices.
posted by clevershark at 9:00 AM on October 31, 2006


Queen of Hearts. Off with all of your heads!
posted by orange swan at 9:09 AM on October 31, 2006


Hi clav! Damn, you took Danton. OK, I guess it's Ivan the Terrible for me. I'll be holding auditions for streltsy (must have own halberd).
posted by languagehat at 9:12 AM on October 31, 2006


Ok. Manuel Noriega.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 9:13 AM on October 31, 2006


Which despot? De Wet Spot!
posted by Wet Spot at 9:30 AM on October 31, 2006


I'd wear all black and go as despot on Aaron Neville's face.
posted by dong_resin at 9:31 AM on October 31, 2006


I would embody the despotic nature of one who posts questions to the grey, and I would take this nefarious malpractice to new heights by pissing in the punch bowl.
posted by prostyle at 9:40 AM on October 31, 2006


I'd be Kim Jong Il.

That dude is always smiling.

"Dear Leader French Fry has our Total Support"
posted by French Fry at 9:54 AM on October 31, 2006


clavdivs!
posted by juv3nal at 10:22 AM on October 31, 2006


Uhhhh, Metachat?
posted by grateful at 10:38 AM on October 31, 2006


Ayesha.

Not her. SHE.
posted by taz at 10:38 AM on October 31, 2006


Steve Jobs.
posted by chrismear at 10:48 AM on October 31, 2006


Snowball.
posted by hermitosis at 10:57 AM on October 31, 2006


Satan, Prince of Darkness, Lord of the Underworld and Destroyer of Souls.

Or Town Clerk and Regional Library Director Rosemarie Pasqucci, who may in fact wield greater power.
posted by yhbc at 10:58 AM on October 31, 2006


Hulagu.
posted by saladin at 11:13 AM on October 31, 2006


Alec Reinstein.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:35 AM on October 31, 2006


The Freedom Fighting Lady McBeth. (Out, Out, De Spot!)
posted by dejah420 at 11:36 AM on October 31, 2006


Elizabeth Báthory. Hungarian nobles been rockin' the big D since back in the day. In a manner of speaking.

And I want a castle.
posted by oneirodynia at 12:21 PM on October 31, 2006


Home Despot!
posted by Kickstart70 at 12:31 PM on October 31, 2006


I'm Cal Worthington's Dog Spot.
posted by wendell at 1:04 PM on October 31, 2006


mathowie. Instead of asking for candy and dispensing tricks, I'd stick my hand out for $5 bills and give away timeouts.
posted by Smart Dalek at 1:04 PM on October 31, 2006 [1 favorite]


Suprem Court justice. After you peasants pencil ovals, punch chads and tap keys, I shall decide the election.
posted by Cranberry at 1:07 PM on October 31, 2006


Hipparchus, for the arts, for the inspiration.
posted by carsonb at 4:46 PM on October 31, 2006


Qin Shi Huang-di.
posted by Iridic at 5:30 PM on October 31, 2006


Ravana?
posted by exlotuseater at 5:52 PM on October 31, 2006


oh wait. real despots?

hmmm. pol pot? Pol Pot the Despot. Hot to Trot!
posted by exlotuseater at 5:53 PM on October 31, 2006


Kickstart70 : Home Despot!

Motherfucker. I was going to say that, and I was beaten to the punch hours ago.

So Office Despot!

(Am I the only one who pronounces the name of the store with a hard S when referring to them aloud? I've done it so often and for so long that it's become it's actual name in my head.)
posted by quin at 7:27 PM on October 31, 2006


Wow, taz, xlnt answer!Hi, Clavdivs!
posted by Lynsey at 7:49 PM on October 31, 2006


jessamyn.
posted by gsteff at 7:52 PM on October 31, 2006


Alexander. Or Elagabalus.
posted by octobersurprise at 8:13 PM on October 31, 2006


Apparently, I look a hell of a lot like Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov, he who enjoys slapping wild tigers about and torturing innocent civilians (rock!), so I doubt I have a choice.
posted by Football Bat at 9:39 PM on October 31, 2006


Herod, with his putrescent genitalia, was pretty scary.
posted by owhydididoit at 10:19 PM on October 31, 2006


Idi Amin. Clogging dams with corpses is just too much fun to pass up.

Although Mao Zedong comes in a close second.
posted by matkline at 11:18 PM on October 31, 2006


clavdivs?
dong_resin?

In the interstices the mental mold makes its fuzzy self felt.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:28 AM on November 1, 2006


No one has yet volunteered to dress up as Dubya? Or was that just too obvious?
posted by Clay201 at 5:51 AM on November 1, 2006


No doubt, I'd be pol pot.
posted by Dean_Paxton at 11:16 AM on November 9, 2006


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