August 19, 2003

I am the Greatest

Good to see an international audience that watches BBC World TV has voted Sir Isaac Newton as the 'Greatest Briton' that ever lived. He theorised about the nature of gravity, something every self-respecting drag queen has attempted to disprove!
Biographers have suggested he was a gay man but repressed his sexuality.
I voted for Charles Darwin in the BBC poll, just to give those Christians a rooting they so richly deserve.
A Greatest Fag in History poll would be fun. So many contenders for a shortlist, and so many we may not want to include (J Edgar Hoover anyone, or Lindsay Perigo?)
My nominations: Derek Jarman, Quentin Crisp, Jean Genet, Oscar Wilde, Alan Turing, Leonardo Da Vinci, Caravaggio, Michelangelo, Montgomery Clift, and any classical Greek god and hero (cos they screwed everything that dared to move).

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