Just watched the trailer for the new Forrest Whittaker film, “The King of Scotland,” a dramatization of the life of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin.

Of course, I then read the wikipedia entry on Amin. Fascinating. He gave himself this following title:

His Excellency President for Life Field Marshal Al Hadji Dr. Idi Amin, VC, DSO, MC, King of Scotland, Lord of All the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Sea and Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa in General and Uganda in Particular.

Completely mad. I guess it’s always been fashionable for nutcakes to run third-world countries.