I'm telling you I was the king of Spain
September 15, 2008 6:23 PM   Subscribe

I am Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr. I am the Dauphin of France. I am, by the grace of God, Pope.

I am particularly interested in people who, not out of any mental illness or any desire to run a scam, honestly believe themselves to be someone that the world will never believe them to be.

Previously: Pope Earl.
posted by Countess Elena (59 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
I Am Henry VIII, I Am
posted by jonp72 at 6:27 PM on September 15, 2008


"I am Emperor of these United States and Protector of Mexico."
posted by Devils Rancher at 6:28 PM on September 15, 2008 [2 favorites]


I am the lizard king.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 6:33 PM on September 15, 2008


I am Spartacus.
posted by DU at 6:35 PM on September 15, 2008


I am the Walrus.
posted by Sailormom at 6:38 PM on September 15, 2008


I'm King of the World!
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 6:38 PM on September 15, 2008


I'm every woman.
posted by PlusDistance at 6:39 PM on September 15, 2008 [6 favorites]


Pope Michael lives with his mother
you don't say.
posted by Kellydamnit at 6:40 PM on September 15, 2008


And don't forget Anastasia Romanov
posted by DU at 6:42 PM on September 15, 2008


I am a fan of man.
posted by PostIronyIsNotaMyth at 6:43 PM on September 15, 2008


He is so invited to my spit party.
posted by parmanparman at 6:43 PM on September 15, 2008


I am, I said.
posted by horsemuth at 6:48 PM on September 15, 2008


I am a fan of man.

"Actoro hamboni, Al a Pacino!"

DU, I thought of including the Anna Anderson story, but it seemed to me that she was a con artist (if a single-minded and grand one), not a true believer. Of course, I could be wrong. There are other, apparently sincere Romanov claimants who do not have Don Bluth musicals about them, but also not so much linkable.
posted by Countess Elena at 6:52 PM on September 15, 2008


I am Bananaman.
posted by billyliberty at 6:56 PM on September 15, 2008


I like this sort of thing too, but does Pope Michael belong in this group? The Lindbergh and Bourbon claims are about genealogy and therefore at least theoretically provable, while the Vatican in Exile and similar groups are about who God thinks is really Pope, something seemingly unprovable.
posted by gubo at 7:01 PM on September 15, 2008 [1 favorite]


I'm Batman.
posted by Rangeboy at 7:02 PM on September 15, 2008


For those of us in Kansas who are rational (and, sadly, we're a minority here), Pope Michael provides a harmless and entertaining diversion from the fundie protestants.
posted by amyms at 7:14 PM on September 15, 2008


I am a jelly donut.
posted by An Infinity Of Monkeys at 7:16 PM on September 15, 2008


I'm not going to pay a lot for this muffler.
posted by Kloryne at 7:18 PM on September 15, 2008 [2 favorites]


gubo writes "The Lindbergh and Bourbon claims are about genealogy and therefore at least theoretically provable, while the Vatican in Exile and similar groups are about who God thinks is really Pope, something seemingly unprovable."

In the case of the Vicar of Christ, there's also a "provenance" that can be followed, apostolic succession from Saint Peter. It would be interesting to know which three bishops consecrated him bishop, and which Bishops consecrated them, and by what method he was elected "Pope Michael".
posted by orthogonality at 7:24 PM on September 15, 2008


I think in Pope Michael's case, he might be a little loony, or at least running a scam for... $10 for the book plus general donations. To his credit, the ad was pretty well buried and the stuff documenting the previous pope's heresies was written with some semblance of journalistic integrity.

And well, his Novena prayers seemed pretty genuine, i'm split on just whether this guy is for real or not now. Actual motivation would be nice to see in his case.

It might be nice to have a return to the old spiritualists of the late 19th century that went around telling people about their famous past-lives, if only to shake the apathy away -- "i was so great before, maybe i can be great again" etc.
posted by phylum sinter at 7:38 PM on September 15, 2008


I'm the Queen of England.
Elizabeth II stole my throne before I was born, the bitch.
I have proof somewhere around here.
posted by sandraregina at 7:48 PM on September 15, 2008


The King of Spain Never Rushes!
posted by meinvt at 7:50 PM on September 15, 2008


I am Science!
posted by Science! at 7:53 PM on September 15, 2008


This post (title) has moxy.
posted by pmbuko at 8:09 PM on September 15, 2008


I yam what I yam.

BTW, a search for grand delusion has an article about Oprah being delusional about her status as a near top result.
posted by acoutu at 8:25 PM on September 15, 2008


New Talent on 60 Minutes
posted by Rhaomi at 8:27 PM on September 15, 2008


I am Red Five standing by.
posted by Smedleyman at 8:37 PM on September 15, 2008


(Are you really a countess?)
posted by Smedleyman at 8:39 PM on September 15, 2008


I AM THE GOD OF HELLFIRE
posted by pyramid termite at 8:47 PM on September 15, 2008


I am the author of The Quixote.
posted by CheeseDigestsAll at 9:16 PM on September 15, 2008 [1 favorite]


That's the best YTMND i've seen in awhile, Rhaomi.
posted by phylum sinter at 9:20 PM on September 15, 2008


phylum sinter: "That's the best YTMND i've seen in awhile, Rhaomi."

It's the highest-rated one of all time, actually. I still get a kick out of it every time!

There's also a handful of slightly less popular sequels.
posted by Rhaomi at 9:37 PM on September 15, 2008


Pope Pius XIII had free printable altar cards on his web site at one time.

It was good proof he was an anti-pope... because no real pope would use Comic Sans.
posted by Jahaza at 10:04 PM on September 15, 2008


I am a camera.
posted by grounded at 10:13 PM on September 15, 2008


I am a passenger.
posted by Uppity Pigeon #2 at 10:34 PM on September 15, 2008


Ok, so I got bored with Micheal's websites. Did anyone find out just what heresy he accuses several recent popes of? Is he just upset because the mass is in the vernacular?
posted by Cranberry at 10:34 PM on September 15, 2008


I enjoy being a battery.
posted by flotson at 10:38 PM on September 15, 2008


Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song,
A medley of extemporanea;
And love is a thing that can never go wrong,
And I am Marie of Roumania.

posted by Halloween Jack at 10:48 PM on September 15, 2008 [1 favorite]


I am the one I've been waiting for.
posted by twoleftfeet at 10:57 PM on September 15, 2008


I'm King of the Whales.
posted by johngumbo at 11:05 PM on September 15, 2008


I am the King of Kowloon.
posted by monocot at 11:45 PM on September 15, 2008


And I'm his friend, Jesus!
posted by Navelgazer at 12:23 AM on September 16, 2008


Good, because this woman is his descendant.

Also: The King of Scotland.

In the case of this guy, it seems to also include the rest of the family.
posted by mandal at 1:02 AM on September 16, 2008


Iam Siam
posted by humannaire at 2:26 AM on September 16, 2008


I'm tired.
posted by paddbear at 3:45 AM on September 16, 2008


I am 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.
posted by Kiwi at 6:07 AM on September 16, 2008


I am a golden god!
posted by kimota at 6:13 AM on September 16, 2008


I am HRM Caesar St. Augustine de Buonaparte. I've actually spoken with this guy. Wacky.
posted by MrMoonPie at 7:19 AM on September 16, 2008


I am Superman, and I know what's happening
posted by kirkaracha at 7:25 AM on September 16, 2008


I am Jack's Medulla Oblongata
posted by jamuraa at 8:06 AM on September 16, 2008


I am the Queen of England.
I like to sing and dance.
And if you don't believe me,
I'll punch you in the pants.

posted by RavinDave at 9:11 AM on September 16, 2008


It ain't bragging if it's true.
posted by 1f2frfbf at 12:14 PM on September 16, 2008


I am Pope Adrian 37th.
posted by gcbv at 12:25 PM on September 16, 2008


Aunty pope! Aunty pope! It's a twister!
posted by Naberius at 12:32 PM on September 16, 2008


I Am Woman
posted by kirkaracha at 12:44 PM on September 16, 2008


"I am the Lord your God. Thou shalt worship no other God before me."
/top entrance
posted by kirkaracha at 12:53 PM on September 16, 2008


I am a man of wealth and taste
posted by banshee at 4:28 PM on September 16, 2008


I am super impressed by that West Wing clip--I guess I do need to watch that show, after all. And thank you, termite--that opening line was sampled in... what, a Thrill Kill Kult song? I have always wondered where it came from!
posted by Squid Voltaire at 11:06 AM on September 17, 2008


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