October 27th, 2010


How Long Does Julian Assange Have to Live?

Unsurprisingly, the media is painting unflattering portrayals of Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks. I particularly like this opening portrayal of him as a paranoid, sucking life from the impressionable youth, and leaving a path of destruction in his wake, courtesy of the New York Times:

Julian Assange moves like a hunted man. In a noisy Ethiopian restaurant in London’s rundown Paddington district, he pitches his voice barely above a whisper to foil the Western intelligence agencies he fears.

He demands that his dwindling number of loyalists use expensive encrypted cellphones and swaps his own as other men change shirts. He checks into hotels under false names, dyes his hair, sleeps on sofas and floors, and uses cash instead of credit cards, often borrowed from friends.

“By being determined to be on this path, and not to compromise, I’ve wound up in an extraordinary situation,” Mr. Assange said over lunch last Sunday, when he arrived sporting a woolen beanie and a wispy stubble and trailing a youthful entourage that included a filmmaker assigned to document any unpleasant surprises.


In completely bad taste, lets start a death pole. How long does Julian Assange have to live. Optional points if you provide a method of assassination the accident that kills him.

Poll #1636799 How Long Does Julian Assange Have to Live?

Choices, Choices

Until the end of the Year
Within Five Years
A Decade, No More, No Less
They Will Discredit Him First
He Will Discredit Himself First