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Ranking Meme

Ganked from onceuponatime-lord.

Give me five ships, characters, or shows and I will rank them from my favorite to my least favorite.

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PS: Yes, I know I still owe replies to the Head Canon Meme. Those will be coming soon. Your patience is appreciated.



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Jun. 27th, 2012 09:27 am (UTC)
Clinton, Rodham Clinton, Obama, T. Kennedy, A. Schwarzenegger.


Merkel, Thatcher, Golda Meir, Sonia Ghandi, Indira Ghandi. (edited)

I know the lists are not homogeneous and don't fit the prompt, so feel free to ignore them.

Edited at 2012-06-27 01:28 pm (UTC)
Jun. 27th, 2012 04:47 pm (UTC)
1. Bill Clinton
2. Barack Obama
3. Edward M. Kennedy
4. Hillary Rodham Clinton
5. Arnold Schwarzenegger


1. Golda Meir (A great heroine of my childhood. My father always used to muse on whether she and Henry Kissinger were speaking Yiddish to each other.)
2. Indira Gandhi
3. Sonia Gandhi
4. Angela Merkel
5. Margaret Thatcher (There is actually no number low enough to express my loathing and contempt.)
Jun. 29th, 2012 12:35 am (UTC)
whether she and Henry Kissinger were speaking Yiddish to each other.
I'd never thought of that. I'm sure I knew somewhere that Kissinger was Jewish, but in my childhood I never was taught who was or wasn't Jewish unless it was biographically relevant (say Enrico Fermi).

As for Thatcher, I was very impressed by the recent movie. It didn't make me like her political choices any better, but gave me a new respect for what she had to do as a woman to make it to the top. Plus, apparently the current British government is trying to out-Thatcher her. With success, I've been recently told.

I extra like Merkel since the whole of Italy has copied Berlusconi's lousy joke and calls her fat-ass. Because, of course, if you're a woman all that counts is your adherence to the standard of fuckableness.

I'd be curious to know why you like Clinton better than Obama. Remember, I know very little. [I am so shallow that I mostly like Obama because he's so damn hot].
Jun. 29th, 2012 12:44 am (UTC)
Because (among other things) Bill Clinton led us out of the political wildnerness after twelve miserable years of Republican rule. He and Al Gore formed the Democratic Leadership Council which managed to help counter-act the image of all democrats as "loony lefties" and "tax and spend liberals." (I'm proud to be a tax and spend liberal and a loony leftie myself, but we needed better PR.) He got a lot done, including finessing Newt Gingrich several times. He was also the most charismatic politician I'd seen in my lifetime. (I was born after JFK was assassinated and too young to appreciate RFK before they got him. I loved Teddy, but he was also somewhat in Decline, although I still cry every time I hear or read the 1980 convention speech.)

I know that mantle has fallen to President Obama and he is certainly a fine looking man, but Bill Clinton in 1991 and 1992 was pure raw sex appeal. Which is why I was never shocked or betrayed or upset by any of the sexual stuff. We did not buy a pig in a poke. We knew exactly what we were getting. Clearly Hillary knew and loved him anyway and I love her for that, which is why I was a Hillary supporter in the 2008 election cycle until it was inevitable that it would be Obama. (Also because she and Bill tried so hard to get the health care bill in 1993.)

Bill Clinton did not betray me. Tony Blair? Now there's some hard-core, rip-my-heart out, how could you do this to me, I loved you, you bastard betrayal.

For American Jews, it's very much about who is and isn't Jewish (and what is and isn't good for the Jews.) By family story, my father's father would watch television and as the credits rolled by, he'd be saying, "He's a Jew, he's a Jew" when appropriate names came up.

Jun. 29th, 2012 10:31 am (UTC)
I was never shocked or betrayed or upset
No Italian was. Especially since, as you said, it was clear to me he had always been like this and Hillary had chosen him with her eyes open. Frankly speaking, there are much worse defects in a spouse than the occasional dalliance.

For American Jews
I suspect for Jews everywhere. And, I must add, for very sad historical reasons.
Of course in my professional life there are way more Jews than females, so I tend to forget that being Jew is special.

PS Tony Blair :(. I can't even start thinking about him.
Jun. 27th, 2012 10:14 am (UTC)
Gibbs/Fornell; DiNozzo/Ziva; House/Wilson; House/Chase; House/Cameron.
Jun. 27th, 2012 04:50 pm (UTC)

1. House/Wilson-As bad as it got and as much as I hate the ending, the fact is, I am so emotionally tied to for fannish reasons that it has to be #1. And when it was good, it was nigh unto perfection.
2. Gibbs/Fornell
3. House/Chase
4. House/Cameron (but it's really close between 3 & 4...I STILL wish they'd done H/Cameron instead of H/Cuddy. I might have actually believed that House could be jealous enough of Cameron to drive a car into a house.)
5. DiNozzo/Ziva-nothing against it, but I don't have enough emotional investment to rate it higher.
Jun. 28th, 2012 10:50 am (UTC)

I knew 1 & 2 would be 1 & 2, but wasn't 100% sure which way round they'd be.
Jun. 27th, 2012 05:59 pm (UTC)
Some House MD Rare Pairs: Amber/Thirteen, Chase/Cuddy, Chase/Wilson, Cuddy/Stacy, Foreman/Wilson
Jun. 27th, 2012 08:43 pm (UTC)
1. Chase/Wilson-My all-time guilty pleasure House-ship.
2. Cuddy/Stacy (or even Cuddy & Stacy friendship dealing with their mutual guilt over the infarction.)
3. Foreman/Wilson-There was great hate!sex potential in the first and second season. Also...my first ever Come As You're Not fic was Foreman/Wilson.
4. Chase/Cuddy-another pairing that would have made so much more canon sense than House/Cuddy
5. Amber/Thirteen-MEH! It mostly doesn't work for me because Thirteen is made of so much fail as a character that she just negates whatever heat Amber would bring to the situation.
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