Heavy is the head…

…that wears the crown.

For some time lately, i’ve had this sort of notion on my mind. It might be because of the TV and cinema that I view, it might be my employment standing, and it could just be one of my compulsive ventures that I partake in briefly before losing focus… But as of late I find myself appreciating that famous quote – “Heavy is the head that wears the crown”.

What am I even really talking about? I am talking about being a boss… An authority figure… Somebody that people look to and rely on… A leader.

As I said, this is most likely due to my recent interests in movies and television where this sort of thing is prominent. It’s “cool” to be the “boss”. But, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. I find myself wanting to change things I don’t like. I feel the need to “do” in certain aspects and situations. Of course I’m mainly referring to work, but it spans further than that. I’m sure a part of it is my stubborn nature. If I don’t like something – I don’t really just go along with it. I am one stubborn asshole. I have a burning desire to make all things exactly what I want them to be… I’m not “Power Hungry”. I don’t have an “agenda”. It’s hard to explain. In fact I don’t even know if I can explain it.

What a ramble this is… But here are my current top ten leaders (mostly Ficticious):

I had planned on doing a top ten list of my current favorite “bosses”, but that seems to be too much work and i’m having trouble putting them all in order… So, here goes. Here are my favorite leadership figures currently in an unordered list:

  • Tony Soprano – Mob boss of The Soprano Family
  • “Stringer” Bell – Cool, calm business savvy leader of a Drug ring in “The Wire”
  • David Palmer – The best president ever
  • Bill Buchanan – Runs the quirky wierd department of CTU Los Angeles
  • Vic Mackey – Aggressive and in your face commander of “The Shield”s elusive strike team
  • Aragorn – The King of Man, literally… In “LOTR”
  • Mickeyvb – The King of Vanhood. Literally
  • Al pacino – The Godfather… in “The Godfather (II, III)”
  • Bob DeNiro – Samuel James (Ace) Rothstien form “Casino”
  • Russell Crowe – Maximus the Gladiator from “Gladiator”

All these real or fictional characters are bad asses… And each one has a charisma and leadership quality that permeates souls of humanity.

I had my chance once… I’m not going to pass it up again.

7 thoughts on “Heavy is the head…

  1. vanbergs

    Somehow you managed to leave out some very important leaders:

    Richard Belding – Principal in Saved by the Bell
    Marky Mark – Leader of the Four Brothers
    Jack Nicholson – Leader of Boston Organized Crime in The Departed
    Jimmy – Leader of Super Mario Bros. 3 and “California” in The Wizard
    Ren – Leader of Ren and Stimpy
    Vanbergs – Leader of the Knockout Matches
    Bobby Budnick – Leader of Camp Onnawanna
    And finally…

    Big Boss – Leader of a World Where Soldiers are Necessary.

  2. vanlandw

    leaders and badasses really are different. i was going to chastise you for skipping jack bauer but he is more of a messiah.

    didn’t you make a top 10 bassess list you should revisit that post

  3. vanberge

    I debated heavily about JB. I wanted to put bauer on there due to his former leader status (in CTU and CTU field ops). But he is not currently in a leadership role, so I made the difficult choice to remove him from this list.

    Vanbergs, “Ug” was the leader of camp “onnawanna” – not Robert James Budnick. But you did put some good ones on your list.

    I think flo did the top 10 bad asses if i’m not mistaken. That would be excellent subject matter to be revisited.

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