Imagine your Mandarin’s surprise when he read this headline – Barak Obama sees worst poll rating drop in 50 years – for this article from the Telegraph.co.uk online.
I thought Obama had only been in office for less than year, but this reads as if he has been president for life. Aside from being some left-wing liberal’s or third-world dictator’s dream, it is really just a case of a headline that could have been better written.
The Mandarin, whose real name is 吏恆, joined the order in 1309, and introduced the Gormogons into England during the 18th Century.
The Mandarin enjoys spending time with his pet manticore, Βάρἰκος, or Barry (who can be found in the Bestiary). When not in the Castle…well, frankly, nobody is quite sure where he goes.
The Mandarin popularized the fine art of “gut booting,” by which he delivers a powerful kick to the stomach of anyone that annoys him. Although nearly universal today, the act of gut booting or threatening someone or something with a gut boot is solely due to him.