So a friend of Remont sent this to me this morning. It's a Web site called "Hottest Heads of State". If you take a quick glance, you will not surprised that the number one spot goes to Yulia Tymoshenko. How could it not? Look at her. You might, however, be surprised, dismayed, confused, astonished, a little sick to your stomach to see that the number 12 spot goes to none other than Alexander Lukashenko. I'm not kidding. Some of the people he beat out: Barack Obama (15) and Vladimir Putin (18).
Before we start demanding a recount, let's look at how the owners of this site came up with this ranking. According to the first FAQ:
"As most people except for you realize, hotness is a subjective quality. That said, if you make a convincing enough argument in our “comments” section, we will adjust the rankings. Note: Comments arguing that Alexander Lukashenko is not that hot will be ignored."
This is a most disturbing Web site.