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theblitz July 2 2013 09:37 AM

Vote for the HUMAN Nagus
 
Who do you think would make the best Nagus?

Some controvertial names included.

R. Star July 2 2013 10:00 AM

Re: Vote for the HUMAN Nagus
 
So you throw in a few modern politicians with some of the more notorious conquerors and tyrants in history and ask us to choose which one should be Nagus? Maybe it's late and I'm tired, but I don't get it.

theblitz July 2 2013 10:25 AM

Re: Vote for the HUMAN Nagus
 
Just for the fun of it.

Effectively, is a modern politician better at being greedy than old-time tyrants?

Wintertainment July 2 2013 12:09 PM

Re: Vote for the HUMAN Nagus
 
i'd like to see nagus khans fearsome ferengi cavalry.

you seem to be equating historical conquerors and tyrants with modern politicians which doesn't work.

theblitz July 2 2013 12:14 PM

Re: Vote for the HUMAN Nagus
 
^^^
The main point was which characteristic would be better:
1. A tyrant
2. A manipulator
3. A plain thief

teacake July 2 2013 01:44 PM

Re: Vote for the HUMAN Nagus
 
Obama has the lobes for it.

Wintertainment July 2 2013 02:08 PM

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Quote:

theblitz wrote: (Post 8325403)
^^^
The main point was which characteristic would be better:
1. A tyrant
2. A manipulator
3. A plain thief

but the nagus isn't really any of those. he's scrooge mcduck.

Christopher July 2 2013 05:11 PM

Re: Vote for the HUMAN Nagus
 
Wow, how soon we forget. Back when H. Ross Perot was a presidential candidate in 1992 and 1996, there were a lot of jokes in fandom comparing him to a Ferengi, because he was a short, big-eared corporate magnate and gazillionaire. If any real-world political figure would be a cinch for potential Nagushood, it's Perot.

dub July 2 2013 05:30 PM

Re: Vote for the HUMAN Nagus
 
:lol: I like Perot as Nagus!

And, "Trump...FCA!"

Vulcan Logician July 5 2013 07:45 AM

Re: Vote for the HUMAN Nagus
 
I pick Madoff as he seems the most Ferengi-like candidate. But seriously, Hitler? Joke or not, who's gonna vote for him?

Mama Claus July 5 2013 08:21 AM

Re: Vote for the HUMAN Nagus
 
Quote:

Vulcan Logician wrote: (Post 8338159)
I pick Madoff as he seems the most Ferengi-like candidate. But seriously, Hitler? Joke or not, who's gonna vote for him?

The Germans did, in 1933.

Bry_Sinclair July 5 2013 10:04 AM

Re: Vote for the HUMAN Nagus
 
I always thought of the Nagus first and foremost as a businessman, out to make profit, rather than a politician--seeing as how its not an ellected position, but rather one inherits (Zek's son in "The Nagus" had expected to assume the position after his father) or nominated to by the previous Nagus.

Seventh White Boomer July 5 2013 12:58 PM

Re: Vote for the HUMAN Nagus
 
A real Nagus would be sending me a bribe to vote for them. I'm waiting candidates...

JirinPanthosa July 6 2013 01:15 AM

Re: Vote for the HUMAN Nagus
 
Oh, Reagan totally.

Manipulating foreign politics to serve his business interests regardless of the consequences, giving huge contracts to his buddies, deregulating everything. Total Nagus.

Madoff would make a terrible Nagus. Any real Nagus, if he got that deep in a scheme would have an exit strategy and wouldn't get caught. Madoff would end up hanging from the Ferengi tower of commerce.

Ooh, Donald Trump! He looks AND acts like a Ferengi. And he built the Ferengi Tower of Commerce in real life!

Vulcan Logician July 6 2013 03:53 AM

Re: Vote for the HUMAN Nagus
 
Quote:

maneth wrote: (Post 8338225)
Quote:

Vulcan Logician wrote: (Post 8338159)
I pick Madoff as he seems the most Ferengi-like candidate. But seriously, Hitler? Joke or not, who's gonna vote for him?

The Germans did, in 1933.

Yes, but we have the benefit of posterity. The Germans were in a desperate position and undoubtedly had no idea what they were getting themselves into. In the wake of the holocaust, a vote for Hitler is something far different than it was in '33. Come on.


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