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random-stoner This is a new regular segment I’m doing called ‘Stoner Loner or Future World Leader?’ Round one, who’s this cheery fellow?

June 26th, 2009.


  1. Paul Says:

    “Shut the fuck up, Donny! V.I. Lenin. Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov!” As Walter Sobchak would put it.

  2. Eoin Says:

    Paul, I’ve removed your post temporarily. Because you have flagrantly breached the rules of ‘Stoner Loner or Future World Leader’ by, er, being right on the first go.

    Oh and the 136 people who viewed this page for the hour minutes or so his correct answer was up (I was in Newstalk talking Michael Jackson with Tom Dunne) are also barred from entering.

    Meanwhile, step up idiots… now is your time to shine!

  3. Check1 Says:

    Allen Ginsberg?

  4. El Kid Says:

    I saw the correct answer, knew it anyway… So I’m guessing Bill Bailey

  5. Pablo Says:

    Lead singer of Metallica?

  6. Matt Says:

    Hey… I used to play dungeons & dragons with that guy when we were nippers.

    He went on to bigger and better things did he?

  7. Adrian Says:

    im gonna say [redacted by administrator] please bob.

    or else councillor ming flanagan?

  8. Pat Donnelly Says:

    Leon T!

  9. Eoin Says:

    Matt – I’m giving you 15 points for ‘Guy I used to play Dungeons & Dragons with’.

    Pablo – you get 5 for lead singer from Metallica

    Check1 – you get -5 points for Allen Ginsberg

    Adrian – I’m giving you 20 points for Councillor Ming Flanagan, but deducting 10 for also giving correct answer.

  10. Eoin Says:

    Oh, and Pat Donnelly, for making an apparently serious stab at it and still getting it wrong I’m giving you….. 20 points.

    So Pat and Matt in poll position.

  11. ste Says:

    Billy Corgan.
    Billy f$%£*n Corgan.

  12. Eoin Says:

    Billy Corgan – 47 points…. Ste (?) races into the lead. Can anybody stop him?

  13. Jenny Says:

    Nick Oliveri

  14. Check1 Says:

    Can I chance my answer to Bonnie Prince Billy?

  15. Eoin Says:

    @ Jenny – uncanny resemblance alright…. I’m giving you 3 points.

    @ Check1 – no

    Right i’m giving anyone else about another half hour or so to guess…

  16. Seán Says:

    He wears a burning class hatred on his face(and has lovely curls above his ears).

  17. Eoin Says:

    Okay, time is up. Congratulations to Paul, Adrian and Sean for correctly identifying…… Councillor Luke Ming Flanagan from Castlerea!!

    Or V.I. Lenin… whatever.

    The next round of ‘Stoner Loner or Future World Leader’ will take place next time I stumble across a funny picture of a future world leader on Wikipedia.

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    […] Last time we did this competition, I really had just stumbled upon an image that morning by chance. This time, however, the picture has already been doing the rounds on the internet in the last few days. So if you’ve seen it already, you’re barred from entering. […]

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