WikiLeaks founder and international man of mystery Julian Assange once cruised for action on dating site OK Cupid.
The popular Internet hook-up joint which matches potential partners by making them take interminable quizzes was last visited by Assange in Jan 2007, although he registered at the site under the name of Harry Harrison.
There is, of course, some doubt as to the validity of the entries though, as the membership was created way back in 2006, before Assange was even a blip on the US Government’s assassination radar, we can think of no reason to believe it’s not genuine.
The pictures of a pre-grey Assange certainly seem to look very much like the globe-trotting whistle-blower, and some of his comments definitely paint him as a fore-runner of the self-publicising, misogynistic narcissist we have all come to love over the last few months.
In his self summary, the very Assange-like Harry Harrison says “Want a regular, down to earth guy? Keep moving. I am not the droid you’re looking for,” in a geeky reference to one of the Star Wars films. Always such a big hit with the ladies.
He goes on to describe himself as a “Passionate, and often pig-headed activist intellectual [who] seeks siren for love affair, children and occasional criminal conspiracy.”
Describing his ideal woman (he describes himself as straight for those of you who were wondering) the Assange doppelgänger says that she should be “spirited and playful, of high intelligence, though not necessarily formally educated,” and that she should “have spunk” which we can’t help thinking is what got him into all this trouble in the first place.
He also says he is currently involved in, “Directing a consuming, dangerous, human rights project which is, as you might expect, male dominated,” adding that he is “Variously professionally involved in international journalism/books, documentaries, cryptography, intelligence agencies, civil rights, political activism, white collar crime and the internet.
Assange/Harrison also says he has a formal background in neuroscience, mathematics, physics and philosophy.
Assange’s profile tests point out that he is a strong democrat, will die at the age of 83 and is 97 per cent smart and 87 per cent slut, which gives you some idea of the veracity of the testing methods used by OK Cupid.
And if you were wondering, the other Harry Harrison is the author of a series of science fiction books about a character called James Bolivar DiGriz, also known as the Stainless Steel Rat – a slippery, sociopathic international con-man and burglar who sees the error of his ways and decides to work for the good of humanity.
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