This feels like such a quintessentially you list.
☭ It's Britney, bitch ☭
2021-2025: Joe Biden/Kamala Harris
defeated Donald Trump/Mike Pence
"#FreeBritney movement grows into anti-corporate, pro-Union movement online."
2025-2029: Donald Trump/Nikki Haley
defeated Joe Biden/Kamala Harris, various independents
"Trump's reelection results in widespread progressive backlash, voters reportedly willing to 'elect anyone'."
2029-2033: Kamala Harris/Michelle De Isla
defeated Nikki Haley/Paul Gosar
"Poll: 71% of all women below age 30+ express apathy towards first female president, prioritise climate and housing crises."
2033-2041: Madison Cawthorn/Thomas Massie
defeated Kamala Harris/Michelle De Isla
"Britney Spears concert results in two banks being burn down, cries to 'hang wall street!' ring out into night."
defeated Jennifer Carroll Foy/Ian Calderon, India Walton/Jamilah Nasheed (Independent, endorsed by 4 State Democratic Parties)
"Independent Walton campaign shows GenZ voters willing to vote for 'literally fucking anyone else' who can disrupt Republican hegemony."
2041-20??: Britney Spears/Yvette Felarca (Independent/DSA, endorsed by 27 State Democratic Parties)
defeated Evan Low/Athena Salman, Ariana Rowlands/Byron Donalds
"In confusing inaugural address, Spears vows to 'make Ktopotkin look like a Leninist.'"
Aight bet?This feels like such a quintessentially you list.
I have absolutely taken this joke too seriously.I'm going to switch the careers of Tennessee Ernie Ford and LBJ in order to make the latter "Texas Jumbo" Johnson and there's nothing you can do to stop me!
This list is so specific. I love the energy[G] This is all a bit of an anachronistic blend of Hassabis's style as a kid (at least in the one game I found) and that of his creation, AlphaZero, who is also non-materialistic but is more of a lunatic attacker than a sanguine defender. By this logic Elon Musk should be partly battery-powered but just shut up and enjoy the damn list about chess.
It was nice to lean fully into "take it or leave it idk" material and not feel like there were any expectations I had to really contend with.This list is so specific. I love the energy
Short had no real business going up against Kasparov or Karpov but he hit world #3 in the '80s so honestly respect.Delightful list, @zaffre. I'm not a chess guy but my dad is (he actually beat Short as a young man in the 80s, an anecdote he is even less likely to shut up about in this world) and I know enough by osmosis to appreciate the cleverness of it.
I enjoyed magnus' sister being the one to get into chess, here.
There's something really nice about AH where someon leans so heavily into a specialist interest that you can just watch them enjoy that. It's a thingIt was nice to lean fully into "take it or leave it idk" material and not feel like there were any expectations I had to really contend with.