Tuesday, Nov. 09, 2010

Sultan Ibrahim I

When Sultan Ibrahim I ascended to the summit of the Ottoman Empire in 1640, he was not fit to rule. Ibrahim I was depressed over the death of his brother, suffered frequent nervous attacks and was known to be mentally unstable (he apparently fed the fish that lived in the palace pool coins instead of food). Knowing this, his mother, Kosem Sultana dominated his rule, which left Ibrahim with more time to spend with his 280 concubines. Later, in a fit of madness, he ordered the entire harem be drowned in the Bosphorus.

Favorite Quotations
• "I remember when, I remember, I remember when I lost my mind." (Gnarls Barkley, "Crazy.")
• "Crazy, I'm crazy for feeling so lonely/ I'm crazy, crazy for feeling so blue." (Patsy Cline, "Crazy.")
• "You drive me crazy, I just can't sleep/ I'm so excited, I'm in too deep/ Oh, crazy, but it feels all right." (Britney Spears, "You Drive Me Crazy.")

Likes and Interests
Prozac, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, my brother, concubines.

Recent Status Updates
• "Just got paid. Going to feed the fishies!"
• "Bad day. I need my mommy. :( :( :("
• "Going swimming with my ladies in the river!!!"