I came across this site by accident and was so entertained by Ben’s writing style that I decided to pay homage to it by listing a new badass from his list every Friday with a link to its’ original page. Created by Ben Thompson who wrote a couple of books that are surprisingly titled BADASS and BADASS: Birth of a Legend, real and fictional characters from history are featured every week but I will only sample from the real characters on the list because fact is stranger than fiction and sometimes a lot more entertaining. I know Ben’s site is interesting, but resist the temptation to look through the whole list – it will be more suspenseful if you let me show you my picks.
My first choice is a guy named Alcibiades, apparently a real ass but so good-looking, popular, and accomplished as a soldier that he pretty much did what he wanted to do and got away with it (most of the time) until he pushed his luck a little too far – isn’t that the way it always is with these guys? How the hell do you say his name anyway?
Give it up for Alcibiades– my first badass choice of the week!